I am an Associate Lecturer in the Department of English & Creative Writing at Lancaster University. In September 2013 I submitted my PhD thesis under the title 'The American Short Story in the 1960s: Literary Experiment and Social Change.' I teach on the English 100 undergraduate course. I am also employed by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to mentor students, helping them with their academic writing.
My PhD was funded by an AHRC Studentship Award. As part of my research I undertook an AHRC funded Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, in 2011. I recently won the 2012 RWS Postgraduate Essay Prize, with an essay titled ?Grace Paley and the Tenement Pastoral'. This was published in Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, 11 (October 2013). I am a member of the Raymond Williams Society (RWS) and the British Association for American Studies (BAAS).
My research focuses on postwar American literature, with particular attention to the relation between 'experimental' fiction and the politics of class, ethnicity and gender. Specifically, I have written about the ways in which changing social relations in the postwar period affect different writers' engagements with capitalist modernity and appropriations of modernism. This has led me towards a reconsideration of the emergence of literary postmodernism.
Please do feel free to get in touch if you have similar research interests.
ENGL 100 course, Department of English & Creative Writing.
Student Mentor, FASS Academic Writing Workshops.