Academic Conference Papers & Publications

Publications – Monographs

  • English Journeys: National and Cultural Identity in the 1930s and 1940s – Cambria Press (New York), July 2012
  • Christian Romanticism: T. S. Eliot’s Response to Percy Shelley – Cambria Press (New York), November 2006.

Chapters in Edited Collections

  • ‘Rural Modernity in a Time of Crisis: Preservation and Reform in the Books of B. T. Batsford’– in Rural Modernity (ed. Kristen Bluemel & Michael McCluskey), Edinburgh University Press, 2018.
  • “The Dark Heart of the Village: Doctor Who in the 1970s and the Problematic Idyll” in Carey Fleiner & Dene October (eds.) Doctor Who and History: Critical Essays on Imagining the Past. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. 2017.
  • ‘Driving Through a Changing Landscape: Car Travel in 1930s Fiction’ – in Transport in British Fiction: Technologies of Movement 1840-1940 (ed. Adrienne Gavin & Andrew Humphries)  Basingstoke: Palgrave – Macmillan, 2015.

 Selected Journal Articles

  • ‘Exploring sunken ruinous roads’: The First World War Poet as Archaeologist’ in English Studies 97.1 (Jan 2016) 42-60.
  • ‘Stripped Bodies and Looted Goods: Keith Douglas’ Iliad’ in The Cambridge Quarterly 43:4 (December 2014) 301-24.
  • ‘The Urge to Tell it Backwards: The Contemporary Poet and the Great War’ in Journal of War and Culture Studies 7.4 (November 2014) 350-64.
  • ‘Churches Built and Churches Bombed: T. S. Eliot’s Vision of National Loss and Spiritual Renewal.’ in English Studies, 94.8 (December 2013) 1-23.
  • ‘Resistance and Rebuilding: The Wartime Writings of George Orwell and Albert Camus.’ in English Studies, 90.3 (May 2009) 305-327.
  • ‘Englishness in a Time of Crisis: George Orwell, John Betjeman, and the Second World War.’ in The Cambridge Quarterly, Vol. 38.3 (September 2009) 243-63.
  • ‘Shelleyan Identity in T. S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’’ in Romanticism, Vol.15.1 (April 2009) 65-74.
  • ‘The Church as a Building and the Church as a Community in the Work of John Betjeman.’ in Christianity and Literature, Vol. 57, Number 4 (Summer 2008) 559-81.
  • Life as a ‘Ruined Man’: Samuel Taylor Coleridge and T. S. Eliot’s Marital Crisis’ in English Studies, Vol.88, Number 3 (June 2007) 298-319.
  • ‘“Doing a Girl In”: Re-reading the Asceticism of T. S. Eliot’s The Family Reunion’ in Religion and Literature, Vol. 38, Number 4 (Winter 2006) 63-85.
  • ‘“Full fathom five”: The Dead Father in Sylvia Plath’s Seascapes.’ in Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Vol.49, Number 1 (Spring 2007) 21-44.
  • ‘Prufrock in St Petersburg: The Presence of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment in T. S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.’ in Journal of Modern Literature, Vol.28, Number 3 (Spring 2005) 1-24.

 Selected Conference Papers and Presentations

  • ‘Those who are about to die: The Classical World and the Spanish Civil War’ – to be presented at the ‘Spanish Civil War and World Literature’ Conference, University of London, July 2016.
  • ‘Crossing the Rubicon: Roman History and the Rise of Italian Fascism’ – presented at the ‘Aftermath: The Cultural Legacies of World War One’ Conference, King’s College, London, May 2015.
  • ‘All England Listened: J. B. Priestley’s Postscripts and British National Identity in 1940’ – presented at MSA16, The Modernist Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, USA, November 2014.
  • ‘Their Name Liveth for Evermore’: Modernism and the Great War Memorial’ –  presented at the British Association of Modernist Studies ‘Modernism Now!’ Conference, University of London, June 2014.
  • ‘We will remember them’: Alice Oswald’s Memorial as a Contemporary Epic –presented at the C21 Twenty-First Century Writings Conference, University of Brighton, April 2014.