Academic Background

I joined UEA in 2018 as a Lecturer in Literature and Philosophy, after gaining research and teaching experience at the University of Warwick and Queen Mary University of London.

In my research, I study the role of mood and other forms of affect in our encounters with literature and other artistic forms. I am particularly interested in the idea that literature can convey or produce certain moods and in the ways in which the textual dynamic of affect intersects with wider political, social and cultural questions. I use an interdisciplinary approach drawing on aesthetic theory, philosophy and affect theory to study these phenomena. Since my background is in comparative literary studies with a particular focus on modern Anglophone, German and Russian literature, I study aesthetic articulations of mood across literatures and languages. My forthcoming monograph Literary and Aesthetic Reflections on Mood: Attunement and Modernity (Routledge) investigates aesthetic philosophies of mood in works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Samuel Beckett and Thomas Bernhard. 


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