About

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

My doctorate research examines the image of the daimon in William Blake’s epic poem Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion from a literary-humanistic perspective. My broader research interests include Romanticism; eighteenth-century literature, art, and philosophy (German and English); literary humanism; poetry; and the philosophy of literature. I am particularly interested in literature that engages with concepts of the imagination and reality, and their interaction in relation to ideas of genius, creativity, human potential, and cultural development.

Education

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.

Memberships

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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