Thesis title: Entanglement and Innovation in the Work of H.D, Marianne Moore, and Charlotte Mew
Supervisor: Professor Michael Whitworth
Research interests: modernism; modernist poetry; ecocriticism; environmental humanities; periodical studies; transatlantic modernism
Doctoral research: My thesis examines how modernist poetic experimentation was informed by changing attitudes towards and scientific understanding of the natural world. Focusing on the poetry of H.D., Marianne Moore, and Charlotte Mew, I explore how the entanglement of subject in environment influenced these poets’ formal innovations. This approach is informed by both material ecocriticism and study of late nineteenth and early twentieth century ecology.