Research

My academic research primarily focuses on the literary history of swooning; on contemporary fiction and critical theory; and on literature and the environment.

Books

Swoon: The Poetics of Passing Out (Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2017)

Articles

“Dark Ecology and Queer Amphibious Vampires.” UnderCurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies. Special issue, “From Queer/Nature to Queer Ecologies: Celebrating twenty years of scholarship and creativity” 19 (2015) 51-59

“The Felicity of Falling: Fifty Shades of Grey and the Feminine Art of Sinking.” Women: A Cultural Review 26(1-2) (2015) 22-39

“Restricted View: The Problem of Perspective in the Novels of Ian McEwan.” Textual Practice 29(5) (2015) 845-868

“Bathetic Masochism and the Shrinking Woman.” New Formations 83 (2014) 47-64

“Feeling Too Much: The Swoon and the (In)Sensible Woman.” Women’s Writing 21(4) (2014) 575-591

 Book Chapters

“Good Vibrations: Shaken Subjects and the Disintegrative Romance Heroine.” Women and Erotic Fiction: Critical Essays on Genres. Ed. Kristen Phillips (McFarland, 2015)

Journalism & Press Interviews

 

“Weird landscapes: A quintet” for DeadInkBooks.com, 3rd August 2017

“Swoon! The cultural history of an ecstatic phenomenon” in Prospect Magazine, 25th June 2015

“The top 10 literary swoons” in The Guardian, 19th June 2015

Interview with Ian Macmillan, The Verb, BBC Radio 3, 6th June 2015

“Giddy heights of research translate into fiction”: Interview with Times Higher Education, 4th June 2015