PhD Candidate, Queen’s
Office: Watson 425
Office Hours: Mondays 2:00–3:00, Thursdays 2:00–3:00
Victorian literature and culture; Victorian avant-gardes: Pre-Raphaelitism, Aestheticism, Decadence; post-Romantic subjectivities; gender and sexuality studies; religious (and anti-religious) discourse in the nineteenth century.
- “ ‘Will he rise and recover[?]’: Catullus, Castration, and Censorship in Swinburne’s ‘Dolores,’ ” Victorian Poetry 47.4 (2009): 747–58.
- “ ‘I believe in enmindment’: Enlightenments, Taoism, and Language in Peter Dale Scott’s Minding the Darkness,” University of Toronto Quarterly 75 (2006): 925–45.
I’m an upper-year PhD student here at Queen’s, finishing my dissertation on the early poems of mid-Victorian aesthete and enfant terrible Algernon Charles Swinburne. “I won’t tell you of them, because they might not shock you as they ought to do; and they were very shocking” (Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford). I’ve taught several courses here at Queen’s, including English 250 (Romantic Literature), but I’m especially excited to be teaching English 450 (Studies in Victorian Literature: The Victorian Self) because it gives me the chance to bring some of my favourite works into the classroom.