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Education

2015 – 2019: PhD English, “Cormac McCarthy’s Mementoes of the Broken Body: An Aesthetics of Resistance”, Supervisors: Dr. Nicholas Monk, Prof. Thomas Docherty.

2013: MA English, University of Warwick, Merit (71%)

2012: BA German and English Language and Literature, University of Cologne, High Upper Second (1.6)

Awards

2018: Nominated for the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduates.

2018: Conference funding, awarded by the English and Literary Studies Department, University of Warwick.

2017: Humanities Research Fund to participate in the annual Cormac McCarthy Society Conference in Austin, Texas. Awarded by the Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick.

2017: Nominated for the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduates.

2016: Conference funding, awarded by the English and Literary Studies Department, University of Warwick.

2009/10: ERASMUS Scholarship for an academic year at University College London, first choice, awarded by the University of Cologne.

Publications

“Cormac McCarthy's Topology of Violence.” Ed. Louise Jillett. Cormac McCarthy: Borders and Landscapes. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

“Organising the ‘And So the Judge Returns: Blood Meridian at the University of Warwick’ workshop”. Exchanges: The Warwick Research Journal. Spring 2016.

Papers & Talks

"Reading the Body - An Aesthetics of Class and Resistance in Cormac McCarthy". Global Research Priorities - Reassessing Poverty and Inequality: Theories, Representations and Aproaches. University of Warwick. Coventry, UK. June 2018.

"Reading the Body - An Aesthetics of Class and Resistance in Cormac McCarthy". 14th Annual PG Symposium. University of Warwick. Coventry, UK. May 2018.

"The Weird and the Monstrous is Cormac McCarthy". The American Weird: Ecologies and Geographies Conference. Göppingen, Germany. April 2018.

"Cormac McCarthy’s Broken Bodies: An Aesthetics of Resistance". The Cormac McCarthy Society Conference. Austin, Texas. September 2017.

"Kekulé, Or: The Problem of the Dreaming Body". Workshop: Cormac McCarthy and Philosophy. British Society for Phenomenology and Nottingham Trent University. Manchester, UK. July 2017. Podcasts available here.

"Cormac McCarthy’s Communities of Broken Bodies". ISCH Annual Conference: Senses, Emotions and the Affective Turn - Recent Perspectives and New Challenges in Cultural History. Umeå, Sweden. University of Umeå. June 2017.

"'Hope collapses into monochrome': Colour-coding Bodies and Spaces in Cormac McCarthy’s Work". NAAS American Colours Biannual Conference. Odense, Denmark. University of South Denmark. May 2017.

“'A delegation of human ruin': Reading the Body in McCarthy’s Work". Crossroads and Transgressions: Cormac McCarthy Between Worlds. JFK Institute. Berlin, Germany. July 2016.

“Organising a live-streamed workshop”. PGReX Meeting, University of Warwick. Coventry, UK. January 2016.

“‘Everywhere the dying groaned and gibbered’: Wounds, Scars, and Mutilation in Blood Meridian”. And So the Judge Returns: Blood Meridian Workshop at the University of Warwick. Coventry, UK. November 2015.

“Cormac McCarthy's Topology of Violence.” Cormac McCarthy: Borders and Landscapes International Conference. University of Western Sydney. Sydney, Australia. July 2014.

“Violence Reconsidered.” 9th Annual Postgraduate Symposium. University of Warwick. Coventry, UK. May 2013.

Responsibilities

2016 - 2018: Chair, Postgraduate Student Staff Liaison Committee (PGSSLC). English and Comparative Literary Studies Department, University of Warwick.

2015: Deputy Secretary, Postgraduate Student Staff Liaison Committee (PGSSLC). English and Comparative Literary Studies Department, University of Warwick.

2015: Mentor for Taught MA Students wishing to apply for further studies. English and Comparative Literary Studies Department, University of Warwick.

Since 2015: Member of the Residential Life Team at the University of Warwick, Resident Tutor at East Court Heronbank.

Conference, workshop, seminar organisation

“12th Anniversary Postgraduate Symposium: The Department of English and Comparative Literature Studies”. Funded by the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. University of Warwick. Coventry, UK. Co-organisation with Emanuelle Rodrigues Dos Santos and Di Wu. May 2016.

“Warwick Arts Faculty Postgraduate Seminar Series”. Funded by CADRE and HRC. University of Warwick. Coventry, UK. Co-organised with Madeleine Scherer and Rita Dashwood. 2015-16.

And So the Judge Returns: Blood Meridian Workshop at the University of Warwick”. Funded by the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL). University of Warwick. Coventry, UK. November 2015.

Teaching experience

2017-18: Seminar Tutor for EN304: 20th Century American Literature (Nominated for the Warwick Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award).

2016-17: Seminar Tutor for EN123: Modern World Literature (Nominated for the Warwick Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award).

2013: Lecture: “The Rhizome and Literature: Why Deleuze Matters.” Philosophy and Literature Society: Interdisciplinary Speakers Series. Lecture. University of Warwick.

Research assistance 

March to October 2014: Research assistant to Prof. Nicholas Monk, University of Warwick. Conceptualising and conducting interviews on the experience of reading and teaching Cormac McCarthy for Prof. Monk's monograph.