PhD Candidate and Tutor in English literature at Flinders University, South Australia.

My doctorate research articulates a new, pluralistic, inquisitive literary humanism for the twenty-first century through a study of the daimon in William Blake’s epic poem Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion. My broader research interests include Romanticism; eighteenth-century English and German literature, art, and philosophy; literary humanism; poetry; the philosophy of literature; and the links between cognitive science and literature. I am particularly interested in how literature engages with concepts of the imagination and reality, and their interaction, in relation to ideas of genius, creativity, human potential, and cultural development.


PhD Candidate, English Literature (Flinders University) (in progress)
BA(Hons), First Class Honours, Art History (Charles Sturt University/Griffith University)

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

I presented a paper on William Blake’s daimonic human at the Nature and Spaces of Enlightenment conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ANZSECS), in Brisbane, Australia, December 2017.


Postgraduate Representative, Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ANZSECS)

Member, Modern Language Association (MLA)

Member, Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA)

Member, Australasian Association for Literature (AAL)

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