I am an early career researcher whose work investigates the intersection of Romantic literature, art, psychology, and philosophy. I focus on Romanticist ideas of the human and conceptions of imagination, creativity, and genius, exploring how these ideas impact upon contemporary literary studies, art, and what it means to be human in the twenty-first century.
My doctorate thesis studies the trope of the daimon in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion as an allegory for Blake’s humanism. I show how Blake’s daimon provides a methodology for understanding and developing our own humanity through literature.
I have presented my research both nationally and internationally at a range of academic conferences, as well as to public audiences at local council venues. As an early career academic, I value excellence in research, teaching, and leadership as a way of service to the academic and wider community.
Doctor of Philosophy (English Literature), Flinders University, 2020 (PhD thesis complete, awaiting conferral)
Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Art History (Charles Sturt University)
Bachelor of Arts in Art History (Griffith University)
Australian Goverment Research Training Program Scholarship (AGRTPS), 2017-2020
Travel Bursary, Romantic Futures symposium, Enlightenment Romanticism Contemporary Culture Research Unit, University of Melbourne, 2019
Travel Bursary, William Blake and the Idea of the Artist, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, 2019
Travel Bursary, Reading Writing Rioting symposium, Enlightenment Romanticism Contemporary Culture Research Unit, University of Melbourne, 2019
Participant, Flinders Academic Internship Program for Doctoral Students (AIPDS), 2018
Project Funding Award for HDR Students, Flinders University, 2018
Horizon Professional Development Award, Platinum (with Leadership Specialisation), Flinders University, 2019
Horizon Professional Development Award, Gold, Flinders University, 2018
Horizon Professional Development Award, Silver, Flinders University, 2017
Dean's Award, Charles Sturt University, 2016
Honours Scholarship, Charles Sturt University, 2016
English literature, Romantic literature and art, literary theory, literary criticism, poetry, literature and philosophy, Gothic literature, histories of English literature, reading methodologies.
My philosophy of teaching sees English literature as an inclusive, innovative practice, and a key to students’ personal, professional, and cultural development because it facilitates critical and creative thinking, speaking, reading, and writing. These are immensely valuable skills for success in the world through improved communication, cultural understanding, and personal growth.
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