My research focuses on early twentieth-century literature. I’m particularly interested in the print cultures of modernism. My first book, Katherine Mansfield and Periodical Culture (2019), returns to the magazines and periodicals in which Mansfield first published in order to situate her work within networks of influence. The book examines Mansfield’s ambivalent position as a New Zealand-born colonial woman writer working both within and against the London literary establishment. A video of me talking about this project is available to view here. In the course of conducting research on Mansfield, I have written on the work of writers including Sherwood Anderson, Colette, Beatrice Hastings, D. H. Lawrence, Edwin Muir, and Virginia Woolf. I have also presented my research on Mansfield to wider audiences through national public outlets, including BBC Radio 4 and the Times Literary Supplement.
Together with Professor Elke D’hoker (KU Leuven), I am co-editing a volume of essays on the modern short story and magazine culture for Edinburgh University Press.