I commenced my PhD studies in October 2019. Prior to this, I obtained a First Class degree in English Literature from Bath Spa University (2015-2018) and a Masters with Distinction from Cardiff University (2018-2019). Under the supervision of Professor Martin Willis, my MA dissertation investigated George Eliot's engagement with queer masculinity in the early period of her career (c. 1854-1861). My PhD thesis, which is supervised by Professor Holly Furneaux, is a development of this earlier project. In 2020, I am co-organising the ENCAPsulate PGR conference. I also work part-time alongside my studies in Love Cardiff.
I am interested in the history of sexuality, the history of gender-queerness, and the writings of George Eliot (1819-1880).
My additional research interests include:
- Adaptations of George Eliot's writing
- George Sand
- Amy Dillwyn
- Nineteenth-century juvenilia.
Queer George Eliot
My PhD thesis examines George Eliot's engagement with same-sex desire and trans experience.