I started my PhD at Surrey in 2014, titled Gothic Faultlines: Multimodal American Literature and the Collective Reading Enterprise, which was funded by the TECHNE (AHRC) DTP. I am currently a Teaching Fellow in English Literature and teach on a range of undergraduate modules that focus on contemporary literature and theories.
My research explores the role of the reader in the twenty-first century American novel in relation to the digital and technological influences found within works such as Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves (2000) and JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst's S. (2013). Using the Gothic as a framework to discuss the expectations upon the reader as a participant within the novel, I examine the ways in which digital platforms, in particular social media, extend storyworlds, allowing readers to become collaborative partners within a collective reading enterprise.
Affiliations and memberships
- Contemporary Gothic Literature
- Digital Humanities
- Contemporary North American Literature
- Theoretical frameworks including: psychoanalysis, postmodernism, poststructuralism and posthumanism.
ELI1010: Theories of Reading I
ELI1011: Theories of Reading II
ELI2012: Contemporary Literature: Gender and Sexuality
ELI2022: Contemporary Literature: Postcolonial Fictions
ELI2038: Science Fiction
ELI3031: Gothic to Goth