Roland Barthes and Literary Minimalism
My research interests constellate around modern English literature, criticism, and theory. I have a special interest in 20th-century American poetry, as well as in questions pertaining to form; avant-garde movements; intellectual history; and the relationship between literature and philosophy. I completed my doctorate at St. John's College, Cambridge on the topic of literary minimalism.
English literature and criticism from the mid-19th century to present.
Specific teaching interests include:
- American literature.
- The history of criticism and theory.
- Close reading.
- Contemporary poetry.
- The novel.
At Keble, I teach Introduction to English Language and Literature (Paper 1b) and Literature in English 1910-Present Day (Prelims Paper 4) to undergraduates. I have also taught papers on close reading practices, the history and theory of literary criticism, and the modernist short story. In addition, I have lectured on contemporary Canadian poetry and poetic theory, including Anne Carson and M. NourbeSe Philip.