About

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds where my research examines the concept of ecomasculinity in contemporary American fiction that invokes or reimagines the Old West. I focus on works by Thomas Pynchon, Edward Abbey, Larry McMurtry, Annie Proulx, Cormac McCarthy, and Percival Everett.

My broad research interests include American Fiction, Ecocriticism, Postmodernism, Westerns (across media), Masculinity Studies, Music and Fiction, and Comics Studies.

I am the recipient of the 2017 British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS) Postgraduate Essay Prize for my article on the musicalization of graphic narratives, and the 2018 British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Postgraduate Essay Prize for my piece on masculinity and landscape in Hemingway. My research is funded by a School of English Scholarship.

Education


  • PhD English, University of Leeds, 2017-2020 (expected)

  • MLitt Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture, University of St Andrews, 2016

  • BA English, Staffordshire University, 2012

Projects

‘Old West, Now’  http://www.oldwestnow.wordpress.com

Memberships

British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS)

British Association for American Studies (BAAS)

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