My monograph, Edmund Spenser and the Eighteenth-Century Book (Cambridge, 2017) reflects my ongoing research interest in the reception of renaissance poetry and drama in the long eighteenth century. This is the subject of my current project, an investigation of the Wild Court Press (1718–55), which produced important editions of Spenser, Shakespeare, Beaumont and Fletcher, Milton, Behn, Dryden, etc. I have also published on Benjamin Franklin’s work for the Wild Court Press.
I am interested in the history and practice of literary editing, and I am co-editor (with Marcus Walsh) of Pope’s Ethic Epistles, for The Oxford Writings of Alexander Pope.
I have an interest in digital humanities, specifically the application of computer vision and machine learning to the analysis of historical texts. I am Principal Investigator on Fleuron, an online database of eighteenth-century printers’ ornaments, decorative typography, engravings, and diagrams (fleuron.lib.cam.ac.uk).