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My research and teaching interests are in long eighteenth-century culture, the relationship between literature and philosophy, and the value of the humanities. I am currently writing a book, derived from my PhD thesis, entitled Forms of Happiness. Articles derived from this project have been published in The Wordsworth Circle and Romanticism. The former, entitled ‘The Telos of Wordsworth’s Poetry’, focuses on William Wordsworth’s conception of human telos (purpose). The latter, entitled ‘Imagination and Commerce in the Later Wollstonecraft’ focuses on Mary Wollstonecraft’s view of pleasure and upon her defence of the qualitative pleasures enabled by the imagination in opposition to commercial society’s hedonistic treadmill.

I have been supervising at Cambridge and elsewhere since 2016. I have experience teaching 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century literature at undergraduate level, as well as courses on philosophy and literature, gender and sexuality, and on study skills.

Department: English
Supervisor: Dr Christopher Tilmouth
College: King's College
AHRC Subject Area: Languages and Literature