I publish in the fields of twentieth-century and contemporary literary studies. I am excited when I find new ways of working with cultural representations so that we increase in self-knowledge, manage our lives better, and gain insight into some of the central challenges that people experience across time and space.
In my academic roles I focus on engaging others in the following questions:
What kinds of knowledges do literary studies afford us?
How can some of the most fascinating literary, intellectual, and ethical cultures of the twentieth century be studied so that our work makes positive interventions in contemporary life?
How can we more actively build personal, creative, and autoethnographic forms of response to cultural works into the English studies curriculum and research agenda at university?
I currently research in the following three areas:
1. C20 and C21 literary theory (especially personalism)
2. Transcultural adoption (especially Eastern European)
3. Contemporary gay sexuality and media
At any one time I am engaged in a number of professional roles. I currently divide my work into the following activities:
I think about, research, and communicate on a range of topics that make a difference.
I help researchers at University of Leicester clarify and maximise the potential of their research impact.
I faciliate learning for English studies students at University of Leicester at all levels.
I work one-to-one with undergraduate and postgraduate students in all disciplines to enhance their writing skills.
You can contact me about any aspect of my work, or to request private tuition.