Since 2002 I have been a member of the Editorial Board of The Tennyson Research Bulletin and since 2004 have been the Bulletin's Reviews Editor.
representation of gender
representation of sexuality
literature and visual culture
Areas of expertise
My research interests span the nineteenth century but focus on Victorian literature, and especially poetry. I am currently writing a book (under the working title Strains of Sincerity in Victorian Poetry) about the literary fortunes of the concept of sincerity in Victorian poetry, poetics, and criticism. Authors of particular interest include Tennyson, Browning, Clough, Arnold, and Hopkins. I have co-edited (with James Vigus, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena) a collection of essays on the literary afterlives of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and I am also working on an edited selection of previously unpublished letters of the Tennyson family. Wider interests in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature include the politics and representation of gender and sexuality, and relationships between literature and visual culture.