I am a PhD candidate in English Literature at the Centre for Languages and Literature. My main research interest is the study of rhetorical means and strategies of persuasion and legitimization. In my dissertation, I investigate the application of these means in the works of Charles Dickens. Some other research interests of mine are in 19th century literature as well as in composition studies. Consequently, my teaching to date reflects both of these interests and encompasses courses both in writing and in literature.