Prelims: Literature in English 1830-1910 and 1910-present; Introduction to Literary Studies.
Finals: dissertations on literature 1900 to the present, especially modernism.
M.St.: C course on Virginia Woolf; B course seminars.
I would welcome inquiries from prospective supervisees in the areas of modernist fiction and poetry, literature and science, book history and the sociology of texts (especially periodical studies), and other areas suggested by my research interests, publications, and doctoral supervision. I am supervising, or have supervised, the following Oxford D.Phil. theses:
Gaspard, Sarah. ‘The Trifold Aesthetic Systematizing Mental Illness in Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature’ (began October 2020).
Hand, Dominic. ‘Symbiopoetics: Posthumanism and Ecology in Contemporary Anthropocene Poetry’ (began October 2020).
Sridhar, Anirudh. 'Agon: Poetry's Resistance to the Mathematisation of Reality (1920s-1960s)’ (examined 2020).
Dihal, Kanta. ‘The Stories of Quantum Physics: Quantum Physics in Literature and Popular Science, 1900-present’ (co-supervised with Sally Shuttleworth; examined 2018).
Cole, Jennifer. 'American Poetry and the Emerging Social Sciences in the Early Twentieth Century’ (examined 2018).
Foley, Hugh. 'Landscape and Empire in American Poetry from Elizabeth Bishop to Ben Lerner' (co-supervised with Lloyd Pratt; examined 2017).
Dawkins, Charlie. 'Modernism in mainstream magazines, 1910-1939: writers, readers, and the creation of audiences' (examined 2016).
Ludtke, Laura. 'Electric Lights and the "London-writer," 1880-1945' (examined 2015).
Stalla, Heidi. ‘Life is in the Manuscript: Virginia Woolf, Historiography, and the Mythical Method’ (primarily supervised by David Bradshaw; examined 2015).
Shackleton, David. 'Deep Time, The Subject and the Modernist Novel' (examined 2015).
Lutton, Alison. 'Authorship and the Production of Literary Value, 1982-2012: Bret Easton Ellis, Paul Auster, JT Leroy, and Tucker Max' (examined 2014)
Hodges, Liz. 'An Exploration of Sight and its Relationship with Reality in World War One and World War Two Literature' (examined 2014).
Taylor, Mark. 'The Impact of Evolutionary Biology on the Fiction of D.H. Lawrence' (examined 2013).
Day, Jonathan. 'Novel Sensations: Modernist Fictions and the Problem of Qualia' (examined 2013).
Eros, Paul James. '“One of the Most Penetrating Minds in England:” Gerald Heard and the British Intelligentsia of the Interwar Period' (primarily supervised by David Bradshaw; examined 2012).
Pratt-Smith, Stella. 'Creative sparks : literary responses to electricity, 1830-1880' (examined 2012).
Crossland, Rachel. 'Sharing the moment's discourse : Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence and Albert Einstein in the early twentieth century' (examined 2011).
Hay, Andrew. 'Correlation and Figuration: A study of Modernism’s conceptual couplings' (examined 2010).