I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English 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 literature and culture of 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 literary theory, media theory and cultural theory, I investigate the ways in which British culture is shaped by practices and ideas of mediation.
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. 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 sit on 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. At Ghent University, I'm a steering group member of the Group for Early Modern Studies (GEMS), the Translation and Culture (TRACE) research group, and the interfaculty Critical and Comparative Research on Culture (CCROC) group.
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.
I convene the following modules:
I also lecture in the following modules: