Research

My research is focused on poetry and poetics; ecology, religion & philosophy; vegetal life; companion species; and affect theory. I’m interested in how the emotional experience poetry offers allows a ‘thinking’ of ecology, especially in relation to how non-human forms ‘think’.

In my current book on Christina Rossetti, I argue that she greens ‘grace’ in her poetry to articulate a thinking of ecology through religion. I’m also working on a new edition of William Barnes’ Dialect Poems in the Dorset County Chronicle: William Barnes (Edinburgh University Press) with Tom Burton; and a co-written book with Mark Knight for Bloomsbury, Weird Faith in Nineteenth-Century Literature: Theologies at Work.

 

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