BA, MPhil, PhD
I am University Lecturer in the Nineteenth Century at the Faculty of English, and a fellow and Director of Studies for Part II at Downing. I completed my BA, MPhil and PhD at King's College, Cambridge, and was previously Thole Research Fellow at Trinity Hall. I teach for Part I, Papers I (Practical Criticism and Critical Practice), 6 (English Literature and its Contexts 1660-1870) and 7a (English Literature and its Contexts 1830-1945); and for Part II, Papers 9 (Lyric), 15 (The English Moralists) and 16 (The History and Theory of Literary Criticism). I supervise dissertations in the above areas.
I am currently at work on three separate projects. The first of these takes the form of a prospective second book that seeks to trace the historical development of the notion of rhythm across the nineteenth century. I am also a member of the Concept Lab, based at the Centre for Digital Knowledge at CRASSH, which seeks to develop new computational resources so as to uncover and account for the structure and change of concepts over long historical periods. Finally, I am presently engaged (with Phyllis Weliver) on a project to digitise manuscripts relating to Alfred Lord Tennyson; in making them available to a wider public, we hope to demonstrate overlooked relations between poetry, visual culture and music in his work.
Coleridge and the Philosophy of Poetic Form (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
'The Sonic Organization of "Kubla Khan"', forthcoming in Studies in Romanticism.
'Pretty Vacant: Shelley's Metrical Stops', forthcoming in Romantic Circles Praxis ('Metrical Movements' special issue, ed. Charles Mahoney).
'Coventry Patmore's Corpus', forthcoming in ELH.
'The Tennysons' Princess, and the Performance of Childhood' (with Phyllis Weliver), forthcoming in The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music.
'Rhythm and Affect in "Christabel"', forthcoming in Critical Rhythm, ed. Jonathan Culler and Ben Glaser (Fordham UP).
'"Let the Rank Tongue Blossom": Browning's Stuttering', Victorian Poetry, 53.2 (Summer 2015), 103–132.
'Split Lines in Shakespeare and Coleridge', Essays in Criticism, 65.4 (October 2015), 421–446.
'John "Walking" Stewart, and the Ethics of Motion', Romanticism, 21.2 (July 2015), 119–131.
'Lyric Explanation: Tennyson's Princesses', Thinking Verse, 4.1 (November 2014), 50–78.
'"Earth Worm Wit Lies Underground": the Compositional Genesis of Coleridge's "Limbo" Constellation', Modern Philology, 110.4 (May 2013), 513–535.
'"Less Gross than Bodily": Materiality in the Conversation Poem Sequence', Review of English Studies, 64.264 (April 2013), 267–88.
'Coleridge, Hyman Hurwutz and Hebrew Poetics', Coleridge Bulletin, Winter 2012, 59–68.