My first monograph, Edmund Spenser and the Eighteenth-Century Book (Cambridge, 2017) was a study of the eighteenth-century editions of the Elizabethan poet Edmund Spenser. It reflects my interests in the reception of renaissance poetry and drama in the long eighteenth century, the history and practice of scholarly editing, and the history of the book and print culture.
I am currently co-editing (with Marcus Walsh) Alexander Pope’s Ethic Epistles, for The Oxford Edition of the Writings of Alexander Pope. I am also building on my recent essay on the publication history of the Spectator to write a book-length study of the Spectator’s influence on British literary culture in the long eighteenth century.
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).