PhD, MPhil, BA Hons
Director of Studies
- Director of Studies, English (Part II)
- Lecturer in American Literature, Faculty of English
Telephone: 01223 335031
I studied English at Newnham and went on to complete an MPhil and PhD in American Literature at Cambridge. During my doctoral studies, I spent two years at Harvard as a Frank Knox Fellow. Before taking up a teaching position at Cambridge, I lectured for a year at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. I am married with four children.
Photography courtesy of John Pankratz
American and transatlantic literature, especially 1600-1800. My publications include a book on American puritan poetry and articles on early American lyric, colonial responses to mastodon teeth, commonplace books, Shakespeare in America, and the literature of revolution. I also work on modern US literature and culture, including the art and poetry of Mina Loy, and twentieth-century representations of homelessness in poetry, fiction and the visual arts.