I specialise in modern and contemporary Irish and Scottish literature with a particular focus on poetry and ecopoetics. My current research emerges at the intersection of several critical discourses including archipelagic studies, ecocriticism, ecopoetics and the recent rise of the ‘Blue Humanities’.
I am particularly interested in ecologies and poetries of the sea and am currently working on a monograph that explores the parameters of a new oceanic imaginary in contemporary British and Irish Writing.
In addition to my interest in contemporary poetry and ecopoetics, I am interested in the strange and looping forms of what Timothy Morton has recently termed ‘Dark Ecology’ in contemporary Speculative Fiction and the New Weird.
I have an extensive publication history with published and forthcoming articles and reviews in internationally regarded peer-reviewed journals such as Anglistik, Études Écossaises, Green Letters, The Edinburgh Review, Symbiosis, and The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, as well as forthcoming chapters in the Bloomsbury Contemporary Critical Perspectives series on the work of John Burnside, and the edited collection Space and Place in Scottish Literature and Culture (Palgrave MacMillan).
In addition to this I am currently working with colleagues at the University of Glasgow to edit a new collection of work that considers the relationship between literature, theology and ecology, provisionally entitled Ecotheologies.
- PhD, University of Glasgow
- MA, University of Warwick
- BA, University of Warwick.
- Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
- Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK & Ireland (ASLE-UKI)
- British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS).
- EN6018 - Writing and the Environmental Crisis
- EN4004 - From Decadence to the Noughties
- EN6001 - The English Project
- EN7007 - MALLE Environmental Writing and Ecocriticism
- EN7005 - MALLE Research Methods, Resources and Dissemination.
Areas of expertise
- Contemporary poetry
- Blue humanities
- Contemporary Scottish and Irish literature
- Archipelagic studies
- ‘Creaturely’ writing
- Anthropocene and climate change