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Biography

After gaining a BA from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. from University College London, I worked initially at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge before coming to King's in 2003. 

Research Interests

  • Virginia Woolf
  • Modernist women writers
  • Modernism and colonialism
  • Literary sound studies

I would be interested in hearing from prospective doctoral students in any of these areas or modernism more broadly.

My recent publications include a scholarly edition of Woolf’s The Years for the Cambridge University Press Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf (general editors: Jane Goldman and Susan Sellers). My monograph, Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London 1890-1945 (Cambridge University Press, 2014), shortlisted for the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize, looks at the intersection of anti-colonialism and feminism in writing by women who travelled to London from India, the Caribbean, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa during the modernist period.

I am currently working on a project on interwar literary modernism and noise, and am editing a volume on Literature and Sound for Cambridge University Press. 

For more details, please see my full research profile.

Teaching

I teach modules on Virginia Woolf, modernism, and literary soundscapes.

Expertise and Public Engagement

  • Plenary Speaker at ‘Virginia Woolf and the Writing of History’, Université de Rouen, 2018
  • Speaker at Virginia Woolf Exhibition, Tate St. Ives, 2018
  • Collaboration with Deborah Pearson on ‘The Filibuster’, a 12-hour durational performance by female-identified actors, as part of Somerset House’s, Arts in Society series
  • Plenary Speaker at 'Virginia Woolf and the World of Books', University of Reading, 2017
  • 2017 Member of the New Modernist Editing Network (PI Bryony Randall, University of Glasgow)
  • Chair of English Department Athena SWAN Committee (2017/18)
  • Member of Editorial Board of Woolf Studies Annual
  • Member of AHRC Peer Review College