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Academic Background

BA History, Cambridge; BA English, CCAT (now Anglia Ruskin University); PhD, UEA, on journalism, literature and Henry James.


Interdisciplinary interests in literature, politics, history and philosophy from 1830. Particular interests in the late Victorian period and early modernism, especially the interrelationship of different cultural forms; Matthew Arnold and Henry James; liberalism, publicity, public intellectuals and the public sphere; also special interests in women's writing and gender, cultural studies and existentialism. I welcome applications for supervision for postgraduate dissertations on English literature and culture, and historical and interdisciplinary studies. 

Areas of Expertise

Henry James; Matthew Arnold; history of journalism; women writers.