Doctoral research: I am working on 'ease' in literature from the late seventeenth to the late eighteenth century, with a focus on poetry. My research is funded by an AHRC OOC-DTP studentship. Before starting the DPhil, I read for a BA in English at St Anne's College, and for an MPhil in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
Research interests: Eighteenth-century and Romantic period literature; poetry; style; comedy and satire; close reading; the history and language of literary criticism. Authors of particular interest include Dryden, Pope, Sterne, Johnson, Churchill, Cowper, Austen, and Peacock.
'Churchill's Nervousness', Essays in Criticism, 72 (2022), pp. 463-77.
'The Eighteenth Century (1700-1780): 1. General and Prose', The Year's Work in English Studies, 102 (2023).