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Publications

Work in Progress

Seven Types of Ordinary [Book Manuscript] · Mishima’s Embodiment: Bodybuilding as Autofiction and Autotheory” [Journal Article]

Books

Antipodean China. Giramondo Publishing. [Edited Book; Forthcoming, February 2020]

Articles and Book Chapters

Encountering Otherness.” Sydney Review of Books [Forthcoming] · James Merrill’s Sprezzatura.” The Cambridge Quarterly [Forthcoming] · Mētis in Modern Life.” James Joyce Quarterly [Forthcoming] · ’The Idea of a Colony’: Eliot and Stevens in Australia.” Wallace Stevens Journal Vol. 42, No. 1 (Spring 2018): 77–98. · ‘In the Metaphysical Streets of the Physical Town’: Place and the Ordinary in Stevens’s An Ordinary Evening in New Haven.’” Modern Philology Vol. 114, No. 3 (February 2017): 747–771. · ‘Of What Disaster is This the Imminence’: The Auroras of Autumn’ and the Christian Apocalypse,” Modernism, Christianity and Apocalypse, ed. Erik Tonning (Leiden: Brill, 2014): 301–320. · What’s So Ordinary about Stevens’ The Ordinary Women’?” Wallace Stevens Journal Vol. 36, No. 1 (Spring 2012): 9–22. · Arnold Bennett and the Making of Sweeney Agonistes,” Notes and Queries Vol. 58, No. 1 (March 2011): 106–110.

Exhibition Catalogues

Samuel Beckett: A Life in Photographs, York: University of York Creative Technology Centre, 2011. Film.

Interviews, Reviews and Other Shorter Pieces

Review of Stephen Pinker, Enlightenment Now in Australian Book Review, No. 402, June-July 2018. · Review of Stephanie Burt, The Poem is You: 60 Contemporary American Poets and How to Read Them in Australian Book Review, No. 391, May 2017. · Review of Lee Konstantinou, Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction in The Times Literary Supplement, March 20, 2017. · Review of Frank Trentmann, Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers in Australian Book Review, No. 388, January–February 2017. · Review of T. S. Eliot, The Poems of T. S. Eliot, Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue, eds., in Australian Book Review, No. 380, April 2016: 24–6. · Review of Langdon Hammer, James Merrill: Life and Art, in Modernism/modernity Vol. 22, No. 4 (September 2015): 251–3. · Review of Melba Cuddy-Keane, Adam Hammond and Alexandra Peat, Modernism: Keywords, in The Times Literary Supplement, February 27, 2015: 27. · Review of Jeremy Braddock, Collecting as Modernist Practice and Eric White, Transatlantic Avant-Gardes: Little Magazines and Localist Modernism, in Wallace Stevens Journal Vol. 39, No. 1 (Spring 2015): 123–27. · Review of Liesl Olson, Modernism and the Ordinary, in Modernism/modernity Vol. 19, No. 2 (April 2012): 387–89 · An Interview with J. M. Coetzee,” with Lawrence Rainey and David Atwell, Modernism/modernity Vol. 18, No. 4 (November 2011): 847–855.

Conference and Lecture Programme Organisation

2013 — 2014: Organizer, Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian: Lecture series and International conference, University of York, Humanities Research Centre. · 2012 — 2013: Co-organizer, Strange Bedfellows: Creativity and Analysis in an Age of Austerity: Lecture Series, hosted blog, and public outreach project, University of York, Humanities Research Centre. · 2011: Co-organizer, Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive” Conference, University of York, June 2011.

Selected Papers Presented

A Literature of Embodiment,” Faculty Seminar, University of Adelaide, May 2018. · James Merrill’s Poetics of Sprezzatura,” Faculty Seminar, University of Adelaide, December 2017. · Three Poets and Two Types of Ordinary,” Yeats, Stevens, Eliot: Re-triangulating the Transatlantic Canon at MLA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, January 2017. · ‘Of What Disaster is This the Imminence’: The Auroras of Autumn’ and the Christian Apocalypse.” Silent Spring: Chemical, Biological and Technological Visions of the post-1945 Environment Conference, University of York, March 2013. · ‘The Auroras of Autumn’ and the Christian Apocalypse,” Modernism, Christianity, and Apocalypse Conference, University of Bergen, Norway, July 2012. · ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’: Modernism, Modernity, and Repetition,” Critical Questions, University of York, Autumn Term 2011. · Place in An Ordinary Evening in New Haven,’” University of York Centre for Modern Studies, Postgraduate Forum, November 2011. · The Everyday Life of J. Alfred Prufrock,’’ T. S. Eliot Society Annual Conference, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, July 2011.

Funding

2015 — 2016: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow, Huntington Library, San Marino, California · 2012 — 2014: Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian University of York Centre for Modern Studies Research Stream · 2012: Strange Bedfellows: Creativity and Analysis in an Age of Austerity University of York Humanities Research Centre Postgraduate Project Grant · 2009 — 2012: Modernism/modernity Holbeck Studentship, University of York · 2011: Gavron Trust Studentship, University of York

Prizes

2012: Honourable Mention in the British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize for What’s So Ordinary about Stevens’ The Ordinary Women’?” Wallace Stevens Journal Vol. 36, No. 1 (Spring 2012): 9-22. · 2008: Vera May Swift Award for Honours English, University of Adelaide · 2007: Vera May Swift Award for English, University of Adelaide · 2006: The Barony of Ithaka Prize for Greek Cultural Studies, University of Adelaide

Teaching Experience

July 2016 — present: Convenor and Tutor, Department of English and Creative Writing, School of Humanities, University of Adelaide: Literature and Society in Victorian Britain,” The Question of Postmodernism,” Landmarks in Literature,” Ways of Reading” · March 2015 — August 2016: Tutor, American and British Literature, School of English for Specific Purposes, Beijing Foreign Studies University · October 2012 — September 2013: Academic Writing Tutor, York Management School, University of York. · October 2010 — September 2013: Tutor, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York: Critical Questions,” British and Irish Literature, 1910 to the present,” American Literature, 1910 to the Present.”

Professional Positions

July 2016 — present: Convenor and Tutor, Department of English and Creative Writing, School of Humanities, University of Adelaide · March 2015 — July 2016: Foreign Expert (British and American Literature), School of English, Beijing Foreign Studies University · October 2014 — February 2015: Research Assistant, Department of Classics, University of Adelaide: Ancient Self-Censorship,” Australian Research Council funded project, lead researcher Prof. Han Baltussen. · February 2014 — September 2014: Research Associate, Centre for Modern Studies, University of York · October 2010 — September 2012: Managing Editor, Modernism/modernity · October 2009 — September 2010: Book Reviews Editor, Modernism/modernity · March 2009 — September 2009: Research Assistant, Department of English, University of Adelaide: Complete Poems of William Barnes: A Critical Edition, Australian Research Council funded project, lead researcher Prof. Tom Burton. · January 2008 — September 2009: Research Assistant, Department of Classics, University of Adelaide: Ancient Consolation and Psychotherapy,” Australian Research Council funded project, lead researcher Prof. Han Baltussen.

Education

October 2009 — December 2013: Doctor of Philosophy, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York. Conferred 16 July, 2014. · March 2008 — December 2008: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), English, University of Adelaide, First Class. · March 2004 — December 2007: Bachelor of Arts, English and Philosophy, University of Adelaide. · March 2005 — December 2007: Diploma in Languages, French, University of Adelaide