I am a researcher and writer investigating the intersections of literature, art, psychology, and philosophy. I focus on conceptions of human nature, imagination, creativity, and genius, exploring how these impact upon what it means to be human in the twenty-first century. I have articles published in English Studies and forthcoming in Journal of Romanticism and have presented my work both nationally and internationally.
My doctoral thesis explores the trope of the daimon in William Blake’s Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion as an allegory for Blake’s humanistic vision. My thesis argues that Blake’s daimon provides a methodology for understanding and developing our humanity through literature.
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; conferral due September 2020)
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
Horizon Professional Development Award, Platinum (with Leadership Specialisation), Flinders University, 2019
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
Horizon Professional Development Award, Gold, Flinders University, 2018
Participant, Flinders Academic Internship Program for Doctoral Students (AIPDS), 2018
Project Funding Award for HDR Students, 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.
English, taught and learnt in an authentic manner, leads to greater personal, professional, and cultural development because it facilitates analytical and creative thinking, excellent written and oral communication skills, an understanding of oneself and others, and a sense of historical and cultural perspective. It provides immensely valuable skills and knowledge for success in the world.
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