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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

University of Warwick 2003-2007

English Literature (MPhil) ‘She’s innocent and pleased’: The echoes of Early Modern Erotica in the Drama and Literature of the Restoration Specialising in Restoration and Libertine literature.

Thesis submitted. Current supervisor: -

 

University of Warwick 2002-2003

English Literature (MA) Specialising in Renaissance and Restoration Literature.

Completed dissertation 'The creation and manifestation of eroticism in the works of Aphra Behn and Eliza Haywood', supervisor: Professor Derek Hughes.

Also completed modules working with: Dr Catherine Bates and Professor Kevin Sharpe.

 

University of Oxford, St. Hilda’s College 1999-2002

English Language and Literature (BA) Achieved II.i

Specialist papers on: John Donne with Dr Peter McCullough, and Early Modern Women Writers with Dr Margaret Kean.

Dissertation on Victorian Sensation Novels: 'The presentation of female passion and its effect on family values in Victorian literature'

 

CONFERENCES ORGANISED

Co-organiser of “Wanton nights and riotous feasts”: Representations of Virtue and Vice: 1500-1800. An interdisciplinary conference held at Warwick university, 8th April 2006, jointly funded by the Humanities Research Centre, English department, and History department. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/events/archive/wantonnights/ 

Organiser and Chair of panel "Manipulations of Genre" - Early Modern advice books and pseudo-instructional erotica as part of a roundtable discussion about manipulations and mutations of genre and form within literature as part of the English Department Postgraduate Research Seminar Series, 6th Febraury, 2006

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

"Women and Seventeenth Century Pornography" - "Wanton Nights and Riotous Feasts": Early Modern Representations of Virtue and Vice, University of Warwick, 8th April 2006

Organiser and Chair of panel "Manipulations of Genre" - Early Modern advice books and pseudo-instructional erotica as part of a roundtable discussion about manipulations and mutations of genre and form within literature as part of the English Department Postgraduate Research Seminar Series, 6th Febraury, 2006 

"Beneath the veneer: sex, crime, and scandal in the Underworld of Early Modern London." - “Representing Space in the Renaissance”, part of the Warburg Institute – University of Warwick Research Training Programme, University of Warwick, 28th July 2005

'"A lewd book what doth me no wrong to read for information sake": The fear of women in Early Modern pornography.' - “Desperate Housewives?” Women: Work, Sex, and the Family, FORWARD Early Modern Social History Symposium, Nottingham Trent University, 29th June 2005

'"A lewd book what doth me no wrong to read for information sake": Justifying reading Early Modern Pornography.' - Annual Postgraduate Symposium, English Department, University of Warwick, 5th May 2005

"She's innocent and pleased." - Postgraduate Seminar, English Department, University of Warwick, 24th January 2005

 

PUBLICATIONS

'"A lewd book what doth me no wrong to read for information sake": The fear of women in Early Modern pornography.' in Jennifer Jordan ed., Desperate Housewives: Politics, Propriety and Pornography, Three Centuries of Women in England (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming 2008).

 

LECTURES

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester:"Libertine or satiated critic of society?" as part of EN228: Seventeenth Century Literature and Culture

Aphra Behn's Oroonoko: Or the Royal Slave as part of EN228: Seventeenth Century Literature and Culture

 

RELEVANT PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

Sub-Warden, University Residences, University of Warwick. In charge of a team of Residential Tutors and responsible for the welfare, pastoral care, and discipline of 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students. 2005-2006

Assistant Examiner for A Level English Literature, OCR examining board. Marking paper 2713/01, the Comparative and Contextual synoptic paper. This involves marking around 200 A-level scripts on a wide range of texts and unseen critical appreciation paper and attending marking standardisation meetings. 2004-2006 

Postgraduate tutor to Second Year Undergraduates, teaching and lecturing on EN228: Seventeenth Century Literature and Culture within the English Department, University of Warwick. Responsibilities include formulating lesson plans and discussion questions, marking essays and exams, contributing essay and exam questions, writing student progress reports, invigilation, and office hour consultations with students. Provided lectures on: The Earl of Rochester, John Wilmot and on Aphra Behn's Oroonoko. 2005-2006

Organised and ran a workshop for MA students on Analysing Digitised Renaissance Texts for the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick. 2005

General Administrator for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Education and Skills Sector. Responsibilities included: organising conferences, handling general administration, and daily running of the sectoral group. 2005 

Resident Tutor, University Residences, University of Warwick. Responsible for the welfare, pastoral care, and discipline of postgraduate and 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students. 2003-2005 

Occasional work within the Communications Office, University of Warwick. Responsibilites ranged from general administration to creating, editing, and formatting the online version of the University Calendar. 2003-2004  

English Specialist Interviewer for mock Oxbridge interviews on behalf of Oxbridge Applications for a series of weekends providing intense interview preparation for Oxbridge applicants. 2002-2003