BA, MPhil, PhD
Affiliated Lecturer and Director of Studies
- Affiliated Lecturer, English
- Director of Studies, English (Part II)
- College Research Associate and the Bowman Supervisor in English, Wolfson College
I am a College Research Associate and the Bowman Supervisor in English at Wolfson College, having worked as a Supervisor and Director of Studies at various Cambridge colleges for several years. I am an Editor of international Sterne journal The Shandean, and regularly contribute reviews of eighteenth-century publications to The Scriblerian.
My research and teaching interests sprawl across eighteenth-century literature and visual culture, from satirical poetry, prose fiction, drama, travel writing and sentimentalism to typography, book illustration and graphic satire. I am particularly interested in how parody and adaptation allow creative material to shift between genres, art-forms and languages (mainly French) within the literary and historical contexts of its appearance. My principal focus is Laurence Sterne, and how his reception in Britain and beyond can be gauged by exploring Sterneana: the numerous and varied adaptations his work has inspired from 1760 to the present day in text, image, and performance. I’m currently building a digital database that will broaden access to this material, and enrich understanding of the expanding field of eighteenth-century adaptations and ‘afterlives’.