My first degree was in English from the University of Sussex. I went on to do an MA in English with the OU which was awarded with distinction in 2014, followed by an AHRC-funded PhD which was awarded in 2018. I work as a secondary English teacher in south-east London.
I am interested in the intersections between nineteenth-century literature and cultures of health.
'Desperate Housewives: Dinah Mulock Craik's 'The Double House' in Fiction and 'The Woman Question' from 1850 to 1930 ed. by Nicola Darwood, Bob Owens and Alexis Weedon (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020)
''A New and Fierce Disorder's Raging': Monomania in Mary Barton (1848)', Journal of Victorian Culture, published 17 Feb 2019 https://doi.org/10.1093/jvcult/vcy072
Review of Suzanne Keen's Thomas Hardy's Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy's Imagination, The British Society for Literature and Science, accessible here:https://www.bsls.ac.uk/reviews/romantic-and-victorian/suzanne-keen-thomas-hardys-brains-psychology-neurology-and-hardys-imagination/
'Fog, smog, ecocriticism and late-Victorian Gothic', Emag, 85:2019, 14-17
'Porphyria's Lover: a close analysis', Emag, 63:2014, 43-45
'Frankenstein: The Eloquence of the Creature Made Real', Emag, 52:2011, 60-63
‘A New and Fierce Disorder’s Raging’: Monomania in Mary Barton (1848) (2019-10)
Journal of Victorian Culture, 24(4) (pp. 492-506)
Monomania: The Life and Death of a Psychiatric Idea in Nineteenth-Century Fiction 1836-1860 (2018-06-19)
PhD thesis The Open University