My research interests span the long eighteenth century, with a special focus on theatre and performance, political history, gender, autobiographies and print culture. My first book, Staging the Peninsular War: English Theatres 1807-1815 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015) explores the role of spectacle in the mediation of war, and the links between theatrical productions and print culture. I am currently working on a new project that investigates eighteenth-century theatre practices more broadly.
- English Literature, 1660 to 1830
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- Prelims Paper 1
- Mst B-Course 1700-1830
W. Jackson Bate/Douglas W. Bryant Fellow, Houghton Library 2016-2017
I am Editor of The BARS Review, the review journal of the British Association of Romantic Studies (www.bars.ac.uk) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am also on the steering committee of the interdisciplinary network 'Anglo-Hispanic Horizons 1780s-1840s'.