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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. I was Head of Department between 2020 and 2022.

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.

I am currently on a Leverhulme Fellowship working on a monograph entitled, 'Noisescapes: Writing Sound in Interwar Britain'. My edited volume, Sound and Literature, was published with Cambridge University Press in 2020. I am co-organising a major conference on 'Sounding Modernism' at King's in June 2023.

My previous major publications include a scholarly edition of Woolf's The Years for the Cambridge University Press Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf, a monograph, Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London 1890-1945 (CUP), which was shortlisted for the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize, and an edition of A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas for Oxford World's Classics.


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

Expertise and Public Engagement

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Modernism/modernity
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Woolf Studies Annual
  • Former member of the AHRC Peer Review College
  • I gave the 2019 Annual Lecture at the Centre for Modernist Cultures, University of Birmingham
  • Contributor to 'The Noisy Page' (Radio 4) produced by Cathy FitzGerald
  • Keynote 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
  • Keynote 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