I study sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature in relation to French, Scottish, and other languages and literature. My research includes topics related to literary reception, translation and imitation practices, the history of reading, transnational and comparative literature, women’s writing, manuscript studies, writing news , language learning and various cultures.
My research and teaching areas span twentieth- and twenty-first-century writing, with a particular focus on the history and theory of the novel. Most recently, I have been working on the politics and poetics of affect in contemporary fiction and life-writing history, and current news.
My research focuses on the relationships in the nineteenth century between genre, form, and globalization. In particular, I’m interested in the mobility and materialism of literature in the context of nineteenth-century settler colonialism. I work and teach across the breadth of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and have a touch of writing as a hack.