Research Interests: C18th and C19th literature, philosophy, economics, and science; political theory; literature and form; aesthetics; visual art; theories of the creative imagination
Doctoral Research: Paul is a DPhil candidate and Junior Dean at Lincoln College, Oxford. His doctoral thesis examines the poetry and prose of Percy Bysshe Shelley through the disciplinary lens of economic philosophy. The thesis explores how the poet’s understanding of concepts such as value, money, debt, and growth are shaped by his ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology. His research is funded by an AHRC-Sloane Robinson Foundation Studentship. Before coming to Oxford, he spent several years as a member of the finance team for heavy metal band Iron Maiden.