I am a researcher and critic working at the intersection of literature, the history of science, and philosophy, interested primarily in 19th century evolutionary thought and its cultural, political afterlives.
My first monograph, Rethinking the Human in the Darwinian Novel
, examines responses to evolutionary theory in 19th century literary realism and later Utopian fiction. Other projects, both in progress and complete, include work on the representation of islands in literature and philosophy, Michel Houellebecq, and the reception of Samuel Butler in the writing of Gilles Deleuze.
Education2016: PhD Comparative Literature, University College London
2011: MA Comparative Literature, King’s College London
2009: BA Mus, Music & English, University College Cork, National University of Ireland
Work Shared in CORE
MembershipsMember – British Society for Literature and Science
Member – British Comparative Literature Association