I am currently an Associate Professor of English Literature at the Bader International Study Centre where I also serve as the BISC’s Research Director.

My research interests are in the literature of the twentieth century, particularly the poetry and prose of the Modernist period (c.1910 – 1950). I have published widely on the literature of travel and national identity in 1930s England, and my doctoral dissertation was a study of the work of T. S. Eliot; I received my PhD in English Literature from the University of Durham. I am currently engaged in the study of the importance of ancient Greek and Roman texts (and particularly Homer’s Iliad) for the poets of the First and Second World Wars.