I come from a literature and cultural studies background, and much of my research looks at how literary works from the interwar period function as cultural artefacts. I am interested in where we draw the line between literary and non-literary fiction. I have a particular interest in modernist literature, the detective novel and the desert romance genre. I am currently working on a project which examines the connection between sport and war in the modernist novel. My research interests extend to teaching literature, literary theory, and the contemporary novel. I came to Lund University in 2011 having completed my AHRC funded PhD thesis at Newcastle University.
Other tasks and qualifications
In addition to my research activities I have also been involved in the organisation of several conferences. I acted as co-organiser for the three-day international conference, "Echoes of the Past: Women, History, Memory in Fiction and Film" (2009), and the one day postgraduate symposium, "A Woman's Place: Locating the Feminine in Modern and Contemporary Culture"(2008). Both of these conferences were held at Newcastle University.