Thesis Title: The Aesthetics of Perception in Modernist Women's Poetry
Supervisor: Prof. Michael Whitworth
Doctoral Research: My DPhil thesis examines the perceptual aesthetics of Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons (1914), H.D.'s Sea Garden (1916), Mina Loy's Songs to Joannes (1917), Hope Mirrlees' Paris: A Poem (1920), and Marianne Moore's Observations (1924). Other writers I consider in relation to this project include Wallace Stevens, T.S. Eliot, Nancy Cunard, and Virginia Woolf—all of whom have featured prominently in my previous research.
Publications: 'A Peculiar Kind of Particularity: Plants and Animals in Marianne Moore's Early Poetry', Modernist Cultures, 18.1 (Spring 2023), 43-67 <doi:10.3366/mod.2023.0386>
'Faith and Fabrication in To the Lighthouse: Virginia Woolf's Table-Cloth(s)', Journal of Modern Literature, 45.3 (Spring 2022), 39-52 <doi:10.2979/jmodelite.45.3.04>
Research Interests: modernism; modernist poetry; feminism; phenomenology; aesthetics; perception; philosophy of science; evolutionary emergence