Since 2012 I have been an Associate Lecturer in English at Anglia Ruskin University. I am currently a seminar leader and lecturer on the modules ‘A History of English Literature’ (first year), ‘Romantic Conflicts’ (second year) and ‘Revolution and Reform: The Long Nineteenth Century’ (MA).I have also previously taught on the second year ‘Victorian Experience’ module.
I was awarded my doctorate on ‘Representations of Society in Conservative Poetry, 1790-1798’, without corrections, in 2016. Previous to this, I graduated from the University of St Andrews with an MLitt in Romantic and Victorian Studies in 2011, and a First Class BA (Hons) in English from Anglia Ruskin in 2010.
My research interests lie, broadly speaking, in the formation, creation and dissemination of ideologies and opinions through print material in the long nineteenth century. My current project, ‘British Music Magazines, 1830-1900’, is an interdisciplinary examination of the many specialist music publications which were published during the nineteenth century. The aim of this research is to both build a picture of musical life and music journalism in late nineteenth century Britain, and to examine the means by which these publications sought to shape tastes and opinions on music (and indeed, a range of other subjects). My doctoral research examined the way in which a form of popular conservatism was transmitted to a cross-class readership through the medium of poetry in the 1790s.
I am also a qualified teacher of English as a Foreign Language. I was awarded a Pass A CELTA by the Bell School, Cambridge, in 2017, and have been employed by Bell since then.
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