My current research, within the context of The Baudelaire Song Project, focuses on the analysis of song settings of poems by Baudelaire.
My broader research interests lie in 19th and 20th century European literature - particularly French, British, and German literature - and are situated at the intersection of varied disciplines such as word and music studies, gender studies, and medical humanities. They centre on three main areas: the relations between music and literature, gender and the arts, and representations of the body. These themes were connected in my doctoral thesis entitled ‘Bodies in Composition: Women, Music and the Body in Nineteenth-Century European Literature’, in which I focussed on the representation of female musicians. Analysing texts by George Sand, Balzac, Flaubert, George Eliot, Wilkie Collins, E.T.A Hoffmann, Eichendorff, and Thomas Mann, I examined the female body as a key juncture between music and literature.