BiographyI mostly work on contemporary poetry and the relationships between literature and science. I have published work on JH Prynne, Ted Hughes, irony, the short story and site-specific performance. After teaching at Queen Mary and UCL I joined the department as the William Noble Research Fellow in 2015 and I am involved with the University of Liverpool’s Poetry and Science Hub and the Centre for New and International Writing. My first monograph, Poetry and the Anthropocene, explores questions of ecology, biology and technology in contemporary British and Irish poetry. I am currently working on a new project that explores representations of climate change across literature, performance and visual culture. I have written about literature and science in the TLS and the Independent and I am a contributing editor for the quarterly arts journal The White Review.
PhD, English, Queen Mary, University of London 2014
MA, English, University College London 2009
BA, English and Drama, Trinity College Dublin 2007
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Poetry; Modern and Contemporary British and American Literature; Ecocriticism; Environmental Humanities; Literature and Science