Interdisciplinary interests in literature, politics, history and philosophy from 1830. Particular interests in the late Victorian period and early modernism, especially the interrelationship of different cultural forms; Matthew Arnold and Henry James; liberalism, publicity, public intellectuals and the public sphere; also special interests in women's writing and gender, cultural studies and existentialism. I welcome applications for supervision for postgraduate dissertations on English literature and culture, and historical and interdisciplinary studies.
BA History, Cambridge; BA English, CCAT (now Anglia Ruskin University); PhD, UEA, on journalism, literature and Henry James.
Culture, Politics and Arnold Revisited: The Government Inspector, Disinterestedness and "The Function of Criticism",
in Journal of Victorian Culture
pp. 230-245Full Text UEA Repository
Modernism and . . . with Henry James,
in Henry James Review
pp. 277-284UEA Repository
British Council/Northcote House
ISBN 0746309465UEA Repository
'"Scrupulously Empty Phrases" and the Silent Work of Matthew Arnold: Belief and the Action of Writing,
in Shaping Belief: Culture, Politics and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Writing.
Liverpool University Press
ISBN 1846311365UEA Repository
Journalism, Literature and Modernity: From Hazlitt to Modernisim,
W T Stead, W E Gladstone, Matthew Arnold and a New Journalism: Cultural Politics in the 1880's,
in Victorian Periodicals Review
pp. 20-40UEA Repository
in The Literary Encyclopedia : English Writing and Culture of the Victorian Period, 1837-1901.
(Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary)
Journalistic Discourses and Constructions of Modern Knowledge,
in Nineteenth-Century Media and the Construction of Identities.
ISBN 978-0312232153, 978-1-349-62887-2Full Text UEA Repository
Critical Feminism: Argument in the Disciplines,
ISBN 978-0335097579UEA Repository