BA, MPhil, PhD
Affiliated College Lecturer and Director of Studies
- Affiliated College Lecturer, English
- Director of Studies, English (Part II)
- College Research Associate and the Bowman Supervisor in English, Wolfson College
I have supervised and directed studies at various Cambridge colleges for several years. I am currently a Fellow and Tutor at Wolfson College, and an Affiliated Lecturer and Director of Studies in English at Newnham. I teach a wide range of topics across the eighteenth century for the English Tripos; I also lecture on Shakespeare and Modern Prose at the Faculty of Education, and run summer courses on the Sister Arts and on Jane Austen.
My research interests sprawl across eighteenth-century literature and visual culture. I specialise in how parody and adaptation allow creative material to shift between genres, art-forms and languages (mainly French) within the contexts of its appearance. The principal focus of my work on eighteenth-century ‘afterlives’ is Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), whose reception in Britain and beyond can be gauged by exploring Sterneana: the numerous and varied adaptations his writing has inspired from 1760 onwards in text, image, and performance. My first book, ‘Adaptations of Laurence Sterne’s Fiction: Sterneana, 1760-1840‘, was published in 2013. I’m currently working on a project to digitise this material.