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I joined UEA in 2014, having spent a year as an Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellow at Trinity College, Dublin. I completed my PhD at Stanford University and I did my BA, BA (Hons), and MA at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.
My forthcoming book Anecdotes of Enlightenment from Locke to Wordsworth (The University of Virginia Press, 2018) studies the role anecdotes play in eighteenth-century and romantic literature and philosophy. I'm also editing the works of the Norfolk clergyman Jermyn Pratt for the Norfolk Record Society. My work appears in the journals Eighteenth-Century Life, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Eighteenth-Century Ireland, and the new Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics.
Periodicals and the Problem of Women’s Learning,
in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s : The Long Eighteenth Century.
Edinburgh University Press
ISBN 9781474419659Full Text UEA Repository
Four Ways of Telling Anecdotes about the Endeavour,
in Scénographie du voyage et imaginaire viatique (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles).
ISBN 9782705694678Full Text UEA Repository
Peter Bell's Founding Anecdote,
in Notes and Queries
pp. 97-99Full Text UEA Repository
Literature 1780–1830: The Romantic Period: Poetry,
in The Year's Work in English Studies
pp. 538-646Full Text
William Molyneux and the Politics of Friendship,
in Eighteenth-Century Ireland
30Full Text UEA Repository
in Eighteenth-Century Fiction
pp. 331-353Full Text UEA Repository
Mr. Spectator's Anecdotes and the Science of Human Nature,
in Eighteenth-Century Life
pp. 63-92Full Text UEA Repository
Doing Things With Acts,
article no. 8Full Text
Eighteenth-Century Thought, vol. 4. Edited by James G. Buickerood. New York: AMS Press. 2009. 410 p. $137.50 (hb). ISBN: 0-404-63764-7,
in Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies
pp. 314-315Full Text
Jack Ketch in Dryden's 'A Discourse Concerning Satire',
in The Explicator
pp. 60-64Full Text UEA Repository
"Adapting King Lear for the Stage" by Lynne Bradley,
in Early Modern Studies Journal
Propping up the King's Two Bodies in Richard II,
in Early Modern Studies Journal
4Full Text UEA Repository
in Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics.
Princeton University Press
(Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary)
Key Research Interests
I work on eighteenth-century and romantic literature, with a focus on the connections between literature and sociability. I am interested in how literary forms represent social life and in how literary forms themselves become agents in social interaction.
My first book Anecdotes of Enlightenment explores the role conversational anecdotes play in the literature and philosophy of the Enlightenment. In my second book Friendship and the Anglo-Irish Writer, 1680-1750 I am investigating how Irish Protestant writers in the eighteenth-century use the idea and practice of friendship to redefine their relationship with England.
Other interests of mine include moral philosophy, travel literature, and genre theory. I also maintain a strong interest in New Zealand and Pacific literature. I would welcome proposals for PhD dissertations on any aspect of the "long" eighteenth-century.
Reading Texts I
Reading Texts II
Eighteenth-Century Voyage Literature