BA, MA, Trinity College, University of Cambridge; MA, The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham; DPhil, Jesus College, University of Oxford

Academic background

Before joining Christ Church, I taught Epic (from Homer to Pope) at the University of Warwick, and was a lecturer in early modern English literature at Somerville and St Peter's Colleges in Oxford. I have also held fellowships at The Huntington Library (California) and the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford), and worked as a postdoctoral researcher on ANU's 'Marginalia and the Early Modern Woman Writer, (1530-1660)' project at the Bodleian Library. 

Undergraduate teaching

At Christ Church I teach English Final Honours School Paper 1 ‘Shakespeare’, Paper 3 ‘Literature in English 1550-1660’, and Paper 4 ‘Literature in English 1660-1760’ to second and third year students. I also supervise undergraduate dissertations across the early modern period. 

Research interests

My research investigates how legends shape the way we live by examining the movement of mythical, historical, and rhetorical figures through time. I specialise in early modern adaptations of the Arthurian legend, but I am also working on two new projects, which focus on the work of John Dryden and Shakespearean miniature books, respectively.

Featured publications

‘Playing Arthur: Making the Elizabethan Mariner’ (winner of the Derek Brewer Early Career Essay Prize, 2023), Arthurian Literature, 38 (2024). Forthcoming.

‘Moral Play in Jocasta (1566)’, in The Early Modern Inns of Court: Performance and Identity, eds. Emma Rhatigan and Jackie Watson. Forthcoming.

‘A Chivalric Show of Civic Virtue: The Society of Prince Arthur’s Archers’, The Review of English Studies, 73 (2022), 43–58.

‘Sourcing Misfortunes: Translation and Tragedy at Gray’s Inn’, Early Theatre, 24.2 (2021), 157–70.