I spent the first two years of my fellowship turning my doctoral thesis on Anglo-Italian Romanticism into a monograph. The Italian Idea: Radical Anglo-Italian Literary Culture, 1815–1823 is forthcoming in the 'Studies in Romanticism' series of Cambridge University Press.
My research over the next few years has two areas of focus: work towards a monograph and a major digital resource on the Holland House circle (1790–1830) and a number of article-length studies of eighteenth-century and Romantic poetry.
I try to maintain interests across the period 1660–1830, and some specific topics include: Milton and his legacy; the novels of Daniel Defoe; the Romantic period reception of the 'philosophical poem' (The Seasons, Night-Thoughts, The Pleasures of the Imagination, The Task); the poetry of the major and minor Romantics, especially Shelley and Byron; 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; and English perceptions of Italy and Italians 1700–1830.
I am 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 number of smaller lyrics (due to be delivered in January 2021) and I often review for the Times Literary Supplement.