I attended my local comprehensive school in Milton Keynes, and studied for a BA in English and American Literature at the University of Kent. I have an MA and PhD, both in Comparative Literature and Critical Thought, from King's College London. My PhD thesis, on theories of silence in philosophy and literature, won the Elsevier Outstanding Thesis Prize, an internal award at King's. It has since been published as "Silence in Modern Literature and Philosophy" by Palgrave Macmillan. 

Prior to coming to UEA, I was the Research Manager at The Courtauld Institute of Art.  


Starting in 2019, I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. My project, titled "The Graphic Turn: Drawing in Modern Poetry and Philosophy" looks, broadly, at the intersections between the discourse of drawing in philosophy, art history and aesthetic theory and how it might inform a theory of poetic form. 

I have a special interest in the poetry of Wallace Stevens, and write reviews for The Wallace Stevens Journal. 

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