Thesis Title: Theodor Adorno and Anglophone Modernist Literature
Supervisor: Dr David Dwan
- Theory and literature from the Romantic period to the present day
- English, Irish, American, French and German literature, culture and thought
- Global and Transnational Modernism
- Irish Studies
- 20th century Jewish literature and philosophy
- The intersection between literature and theory (especially the influence of literature on theory and vice versa)
- Politics, Philosophy, and Aesthetics
- Culture wars and the value of the Humanities
- Languages (especially German, French, Irish and Japanese)
Doctoral Research: As a DPhil student and a Hertford-English Faculty Scholar in Irish Literature, I am finishing my thesis on Theodor Adorno's engagement with the writers Charles Dickens, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Aldous Huxley. My thesis has also been enriched by many other activities I have undertaken as a doctoral student; I founded and convene the TORCH-funded Oxford Critical Theory Network and previously co-convened the Faculty's Modern and Contemporary Literature Seminar. I have article and reviews in journals such as Journal of Modern Literature, Telos,JJQ and Notes and Queries.
Postdoctoral Research: After my DPhil, I intend to begin a new postdoctoral project that examines the relationship between theory and English literature - watch this space!
Previous Research: I previously completed my BA in English Literature (Theory Pathway) and MA English Literature (Theory Specialism) at the University of Warwick, where my 20,000 word thesis on Ibsen and Adorno provided the springboard for my doctoral research.