2014: PhD in English (awarded December 2014), University of Sydney

Dissertation: “Look Abroad, Angel: Concentric Circles of Sehnsucht in the Work of Thomas Wolfe”

Examiners: Prof. Timothy Marr (UNC-Greensboro), Prof. Scott Romine (UNC-Chapel Hill), and Prof. Jay Watson (University of Mississippi).

Supervisor: Prof. Paul Giles / Associate Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Gleeson-White

2008: BA (Hons) in English First Class Honours, Macquarie University

Thesis: “The Three Stigmata of Philip K. Dick: Reality, Identity and Drugs in the Writings of a Twentieth Century Visionary”

Other Publications

Journal Articles:

“Thomas Wolfe and the Really Deep South,” The Thomas Wolfe Review 38, no. 1-2 (2014): 7-24.

C. S. Lewis, Thomas Wolfe, and the Transatlantic Expression of SehnsuchtInklings Forever 9 (2014).


Book Reviews:


Review of Desert Passions: Orientalism and Romance Novels, by Hsu-Ming Teo, Australasian Journal of American Studies 34, no. 1 (2015), 152-55.

Blog Posts


    Book under Consideration:

    Look Abroad, Angel: Thomas Wolfe and the Geographies of Longing, presently with a university press for review.

    Papers under Consideration:

    “Thomas Wolfe and the Domestication of Culture.” Invited submission for the proposed book, The Prosaic Imaginary: Novels and the Everyday, 1750-2000, under consideration with Manchester UP.

    Working Papers:

    “Major Tom to Ground Control: Ray Bradbury and the Resurrection of Thomas Wolfe.”


    Modern Language Association (MLA)

    Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association (ANZASA)

    Thomas Wolfe Society

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