I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts & Philosophy of the University of Ghent. I previously held (post)doctoral positions at the Universities of Edinburgh and Leuven. My research focuses on the Romantic period, extending into the eighteenth century and Victorian period; I'm particularly interested in late-Romantic culture (1820s through 1840s). Combining methods at the intersection of translation studies, media theory, and literary theory, I investigate the ways in which British culture is shaped by practices and ideas of translation and mediation. I have recently also taken a particular interest in the Romantic reception of early-modern print and media culture.
I have a monograph with Edinburgh University Press, Thomas De Quincey: Romanticism in Translation, and have published in such journals as Studies in Romanticism, the European Romantic Review, Romanticism, and Literature Compass. I am currently working on a new book project provisionally titled Romanticism and the Thinking of Transfer. Its aim is to chart how Romantic writers sought to understand newly intermedial and transnational realities, and how the intersection of mediation and translation lent itself to creating a uniquely angled sense of historicity. Other projects include articles or chapters on Romantic historiography, Keats and the problem of secondariness, and Scott and printing. I am currently also co-editing two books; one on minor languages in the Romantic period (under contract with Edinburgh UP), and one on translation history from the early modern period to the 1830s (under contract with Brepols).
I am the editor of the literature section of English Text Construction, a John Benjamins and Web of Science indexed journal, and have recently been elected to the board of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR). I have also been involved with the International Summer School of Romanticism since its inception, and have recently been a founding member of an inter-university network for nineteenth-century studies, L19, which gathers researchers from Leuven, Brussels, and Ghent. At Ghent University, I'm a Steering Group member of the Group for Early Modern Studies (GEMS).
I welcome applications to supervise theses and dissertations that fall within the broad scope of my research interests. I currently (co-)supervise doctoral research by Dominic Bentley-Hussey and Lina Vekeman, and a senior postdoc held by Rita Dashwood.
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