I’m proud to be joining Durham University in August as Principal of Van Mildert College and Professor of English Literature and Book History. I’m very much looking forward to working with the many remarkable students and colleagues in this vibrant community. More information is available here.
"Book history, aesthetics, politics, gender and empire – all play a role in this compelling call to reorient romantic studies." Jeffrey N. Cox, University of Colorado Boulder
Paul Hudson interviewed me as part of the Portobello Book Festival 2020
I recorded this series of short lectures about Christina Rossetti for Massolit. https://www.massolit.io/courses/the-poetry-of-christina-rossetti-c96d8fb3-6273-4c01-895a-6b7d8d8652b3
"A real treasure trove for book lovers." Alexander McCall Smith
What the Victorians Made of Romanticism has been shortlisted for the Saltire Society Research Book of the Year 2018. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh on November 30.
What the Victorians Made of Romanticism has been awarded the 2018 Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture by the Media Ecology Association. It’s an honour to receive this prestigious prize.
What the Victorians Made of Romanticism just about made it onto Library Journal’s list of bestselling titles in literary criticism for the period June 2017 to April 2018. It’s number twenty in the top twenty – but at least it’s in some great company! Another sign that librarians have great taste.