After a varied and haphazard career as a building labourer, kitchen porter, itinerant fruit picker, Tarot card reader, jobbing gardener and salesman of educational resources, I entered higher education as a mature student at Trinity College Dublin where I was elected as a Foundation Scholar, earned a first-class degree and was awarded my PhD.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Daniel Defoe. English literature of the seventeenth and eighteenth century.
Epistemology in literary experimentation. Early modern culture wars and the recognition and exploration of incommensurable models for perception and interpretation.