Research Interests

Gothic & horror · monstrous plants · monsters that are not plants · popular music studies · the medical humanities · modernism · the history of science · music and visual art in fiction · adolescence · satanic panic · (the history of) psychic research & occult stuff · urban studies · subcultures · disgust & decay · Shakespeare · campus fiction · anything from and about the late 19th and early 20th centuries · German expressionist poetry ...

Metal Music Studies

If you are interested in talking about metal music vaguely academically, join my reading group!

Conference Organising:

Postgraduate Colloquium: Otherness, University of Sheffield, May 2023.

Conference Presentations:

'Everything Here Is So Cold / Everything Here Is So Dark:' A Black Metal Winterreise
At 'New Romanticisms' at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, England, August 2022.

'(Don't) Touch Me': Touch and Texture in the Worlds of Dorian Gray and Stephen Dedalus
At 'Caliban's Mirror: The 2022 Wilde and Joyce Symposium' at the Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, May 2022.

'A Pattern of Memory Trapped in the Fabric of the City' - The Uncanny Geography of Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London Series
At 'Understanding Imaginary Worlds: A Students Conference on World-Building in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Beyond' at the University of Bonn, Germany, June 2019.

Adolescent Confusion in the Forest of Twilight
At the Graduate Student Conference of the University of Heidelberg, Germany, June 2019.

Dinosaurs Will Get Their Revenge - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as an EcoGothic Return of the Extinct
At 'Reimagining the Gothic with a Vengeance: Returns, Revenge, Reckonings' at the University of Sheffield, England, May 2019.

Kong: Skull Island or Racism Redux - Old Stereotypes in a Brand New Guise
At 'Exploring Alterity in Fantasy and Science Fiction' at the University of Freiburg, Germany, October 2018.