About

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds where my research examines the relationship between masculinity and ecology in contemporary U.S. fiction that reimagines or invokes the Old West. My broad research interests include American Fiction, Ecocriticism, Postmodernism, Westerns (across media), Pynchon Studies, Music and Fiction, and Comics Studies.

I am the recipient of the 2017 British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS) Postgraduate Essay Prize [£150] and the 2018 British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Postgraduate Essay Prize [£500]. My research is fully funded by a John Barnard Doctoral 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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