Percy Shelley's 'I visit thee but thou art sadly changed'
The central focus of my research for the next three years is the Holland House circle from 1790–1830. My wider research interests include: the poetry of the major and minor Romantics, especially Shelley and Byron; Milton and his legacy; the idea of a cosmopolitan London, as seen in essayists such as Lamb, Hazlitt, and Hunt; the trial of Queen Caroline and its surrounding literature; the importance of salons and coteries in the Regency; and English perceptions of Italy and Italians 1790–1830.
I am also an assistant editor on The Longman Annotated English Poets Poems of Shelley, Volume 5, where I am responsible for the text and annotation for the published version of 'The Triumph of Life', and a few smaller lyrics. The book is under contract with Routledge and is due to be delivered in September 2017.
I teach Literature in English between 1660 and the present day. I would be happy to supervise undergraduate and MSt dissertations on any of the subjects mentioned in my Research Interests.