I’m an Associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi, where I work on 20th and 21st century British and Anglophone literature and media studies, with an emphasis on the intersections of literature and radio in mid-century Britain.


  • Ph.D., English, McGill University (2013)

  • M.A., English, McGill University (2007)

  • B.A., English, University of British Columbia (2001)

Other Publications


  • Writing the Radio War: Literature, Politics and the BBC, 1939-1945 (Edinburgh University Press, 2018)

  • “‘Hypocrite Auditeur, Mon Semblable, Mon Frère’: Literature and the Borders of the Radio Public,” A History of 1930s British Literature, ed. Benjamin Kohlmann and Matthew Taunton, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming April 2019).

  • “Sounding Irish Radio at Midcentury” (review essay), Modernism/modernity, 24, no. 2, April 2017, pp. 399-403.

  • “‘A Rather Ungoverned Bringing Up’: Postwar Resistance and Displacement in The World My Wilderness,” Around 1945: Literature, Citizenship, Rights, ed. Allan Hepburn, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016, pp. 48-65.

  • “Archaeologies of Sound: Reconstructing Louis MacNeice’s Wartime Radio Publics,” Modernist Cultures, vol. 10, no. 1, March 2015, pp. 44-61.

  • “Radio Studies and Twentieth Century Literature: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Remediation,” Literature Compass, 11, no. 9, September 2014, pp. 634-648.

  • “The Ethics of Waste in Zoë Wicomb’s You Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town,” Safundi, vol. 14, no. 3, August 2013, pp. 327-44.

[In Progress]

As editor:

Edinburgh Companion to Modernism and Technology, co-edited with Alex Goody. Edinburgh UP, forthcoming 2021.

“Radio Cultures of the Global South,” a special issue of The Global South, forthcoming 2022.

Book chapters:

“‘The Re-Tuning of the World Itself’: Irish Poetry on the Radio.” Technologies in/of Irish Literature, ed. Margaret Kelleher and James O’Sullivan. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2021.

“War.” Cambridge Themes in British Literature and Culture: The Nation. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2022.


Space Between Society (Vice-President)

Radio Preservation Task Force (affiliated researcher)

Modern Language Association

Modernist Studies Association

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