I’m interested in the relationship between literature and science, especially as it is figured in popular culture from the nineteenth-century to the present. My current work is on the social history of dinosaurs over this period.
Educated at the University of Exeter, at Exeter College, Oxford, and at King’s College London under the supervision of Mark Turner. I am originally from Birmingham and grew up in Moseley.
My doctoral research explored the connections between literature and science in popular magazines of the fin de siècle. In particular, I focussed on the emerging genre of science fiction. A monograph on this subject is currently in preparation.
My current research explores these themes across a wider time period, focussing on the figure of the dinosaur. Dinosaurs are enduring icons of popular culture which also deeply entangle the discourses of literature and science, both of which are essential to our present-day reanimations of these extinct creatures.
I am also interested in book history, periodical studies, imperialism, popular fiction, crime writing, and modernism.