Scottish literature, contemporary Anglophone literatures, British television and popular culture, cultural studies, ecocriticism, border studies, mobility studies, blue humanities and representations of the ocean, archipelagic criticism, animal studies, new formalism & postcritical reading practices
Borders and the Environment in the Scottish Literary Imagination (PhD Project)
My dissertation aims to discover what potential vantage points and/or trajectories Scottish literature can offer for the revaluation of dominant frameworks underlying the relationship between borders and the environment as well as the parameters used to define both bordering processes and the environment. You can find out more about it here.
The Uses of Form: Theory – Methodology – Pedagogy
Together with Anne Korfmacher I am organising a collaborative and interactive online workshop titled “The Uses of Form” which will take place on 1-2 July 2022. We’re interested in different perspectives on new formalism(s) and want to explore the theoretical, methodological and pedagogical uses of form understood as “an arrangement of elements—an ordering, patterning, or shaping” with aesthetic, material, political and social dimensions (Caroline Levine, 2015). You can read more about the workshop and find our CfP on the project website: https://theusesofform.wordpress.com/
I’m currently active in the following roles and associations:
- Acting Publicity Officer and Membership Secretary at the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS)
- Founding member and Communications Officer at Arcadiana – A Blog about Literature, Culture and the Environment