University of Melbourne, PhD

My research explores the long-nineteenth-century literature and culture of Britain, North America, Europe, and the British Empire. As a Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow, my current focus is the automaton and the ways in which the global trade in automata in turn enabled global literary discussions about technology, race, literary production, gender, affect, class, and human ontology. My doctoral dissertation (since published with Routledge) examined experimental forms of literary publishing in transatlantic periodicals, a nucleus for much of my past research.



Literary Experiments in Magazine Publishing: Beyond Serialisation. (In The Nineteenth Century Series.) New York and London: Routledge, 2020.


Chapters and Journal Contributions:

‘“A Well-Preserved Piece of Useless Antiquity”:  The Gentleman’s Magazine and Pre-Romantic National Identity’. Jock Macleod, William Christie, and Peter Denney eds., Politics and Emotions in Romantic Periodicals. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

‘Between Counterfeit Coin and Genuine Article: From Copying to Originality in Tit-Bits’. Victorian Periodicals Review: Special Issue (Copying and Copyright in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers and Magazines) 51.4 (Winter 2018): pp. 679–91.

‘A Century’s Worth of Huckleberry Finn: Commerce, Property, and Slavery in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine’. Nineteenth-Century Contexts 40.1 (February 2018): pp. 165–81.

‘Oscar Wilde’s Book: Early American Reviews of The Picture of Dorian Gray’. PMLA 133.1 (January 2018): pp. 199–204.

‘“Look at this Map”: Arthur Conan Doyle’s Use of Diegetic Illustrations in The Return of Sherlock Holmes’. Clues 35.1 (2017): pp. 29–39.

‘The Public, The Press, and Celebrities in “The Return of Sherlock Holmes”. Authorship 4.2 (December 2015): pp. 1–13.

‘Transatlantic Relations: The Convergence of Oscar Wilde and Mark Twain’. The Wildean: A Journal of Oscar Wilde Studies 45 (July 2014): pp. 113–20.