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

My doctorate research articulates a new, pluralistic, and inquisitive methodology of literary humanism for the twenty-first century through a study of the trope of the daimon in William Blake’s epic poem Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

My research interests include Romanticism; eighteenth-century English and German literature, art, and philosophy; new literary humanism; poetry; the philosophy of literature; and the links between cognitive science and literature. I am particularly interested in the literary role of human imagination, creativity, and genius, and how the experience of reading literature may promote individual and cultural development.


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


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)

Member, Société d’Études du Romantisme Anglais (SERA)

Todd Dearing

Profile picture of Todd Dearing


active 6 days, 7 hours ago