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Research Interests and PhD Supervision

I have two primary areas of research interest: the relationship between literature, media and culture since the 19th century, and Anglo-American queer studies. I have published widely on various aspects of literature, journalism, photography, film, painting and popular culture.

I am currently co-editing, with John Stokes, a major new edition of Oscar Wilde’s journalism for Oxford University Press and have recently completed one article on Derek Jarman and London in the 1980s and another on the idea of ‘zigzagging’ in the modern city.  I am also working on a piece about literature and global movement in the 19th century and am developing a new project about the American gallerist Betty Parsons and her queer artists, particularly Forrest Bess.

I am an actively engaged with colleagues working in the 19th century, in the queer studies research group Queer@King’s and in the Shows of London group.

I welcome applications from students with interests in any of my areas of research related to 19th century print culture and queer studies. For more details, please see my full research profile.


I teach or have taught literature and culture from 19th century – present, including the following courses:

  • The Victorians and Social Change (undergraduate)
  • Memory and Time in the Nineteenth Century (undergraduate)
  • The Fin-de-Siecle (undergraduate)
  • Writing London (undergraduate)
  • Critically Queer (undergraduate)
  • Modernity and the City, 1850-1900 (postgraduate)
  • The Twentieth-century City: From Modernity to Postmodernity (postgraduate)