I am a PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan working on ‘The Theology of the Early British Gothic: 1760-1830’. I am an Associate Lecturer who has taught on survey courses, critical theory, the long eighteenth century and the Early British Gothic.


PhD ongoing – Manchester Metropolitan University – 2016-9 – ‘The Theology of the Early British Gothic’

PGCLTHE  ongoing – Manchester Metropolitan University – 2017-9

MLitt The Gothic Imagination – Stirling University – 2015-6 – ‘Rethinking Gothic Romance: Gothic Masculinity and the work of Georgette Heyer’

CELTA – 2008

MA (Hons) Russian and Spanish – St Andrews – 2003-7 – ‘Я твой раб: Women in Lermontov’

Work Shared in CORE


Other Publications

2018 – ‘The Theo-aesthetics of the Early British Gothic’ – Sheffield Gothic/Gothic Bible project blog – http://sheffieldgothicreadinggroup.blogspot.com/2018/01/gothic-bible-theo-aesthetics-of-early.html

2018 – ‘Gothic Fairy-Tales and Deleuzian Desire’ in Palgrave Communications 4: Studies in horror and the Gothic, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-018-0106-8

2017 – ‘Byron and the ‘ruins’ of Newstead Abbey’ in Writing Britain’s Ruins edited by Michael Carter, Peter Lindfield and Dale Townshend, (British Library Publishing)

Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    May 2019 – Sheffield University – Sheffield Reimagining – “You shouldn’t have killed my cat” vs. “I am Your God”: Gothic masculinity and demonic aesthetics in Critical Role.


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    Associate Fellow of the HEA

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