Since joining Winchester in 2008, I have taught a wide variety of modules across the English Literature, Film, and American Studies programmes. I am currently programme leader and senior lecturer in English Literature, and specialise in contemporary literature and film, with a focus on performance, memory, and the ethics of torture. I currently teach undergraduate modules on literary adaptation, the postmodern age, and psychoanalysis, as well as postgraduate modules on performance in film/theatrical adaptations, and the philosophy of memory.
My first monograph, Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox (2014), was followed by publications on subjects ranging from the existential philosophy of Hal Hartley to the use of colour in relation to memory in Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon, as well as two essays on great performances—John Barrymore (published 2017) and Peter Sellers (forthcoming 2018). My next publication is on the modernism of John Frankenheimer’s 1970s films (forthcoming 2018). I am also working on a new monograph for SUNY press on etiquette and torture in film performance.
I gained my doctorate in 2010 from the University of Southampton under the supervision of Professor Linda Ruth Williams. I am currently supervising three PhD candidates and welcome any expressions of interest regarding doctoral study.
Areas of expertise
- Contemporary literature and film.
- Film remakes and literary adaptations.
- Adaptation and performance.
- Psychoanalysis and post-structuralism.
- Modernity and postmodernity.
- Theory, text and visual culture.
- ‘The Enigma of The White Ribbon’. New Review of Film and Television Studies, Volume 15. Issue 1, 2017.
Book chapters in edited collections.
- ‘Handling Time: The Passing of Tradition in A Bill of Divorcement’. Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition on Screen, eds. Steven Rybin and Murray Pomerance, 2017.
- ‘A New Man: The Logic of the Break in Hal Hartley’s Amateur’. The Cinema of Hal Hartley: Flirting with Formalism, ed. Steven Rybin, 2017.
- Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and The Grandfather Paradox. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.