School of English
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School of English
1 Upper Hanover Street
BA in English Literature, University of Sheffield, 2016
MA in English Literature, University of Sheffield, 2017
- Research interests
Entitled 'Edward Carpenter: Beyond the Human,' my thesis explores a critically underexamined interest of the notable late Victorian socialist and LGBT+ rights pioneer: his interest in nonhuman animality. My research interrogates Carpenter's animal advocacy, including his opposition to meat-eating and vivisection. I also unpick the ways in which the more-than-human manifests in his writing more broadly. I am especially interested in Carpenter’s esoteric philosophical output: I argue that, influenced by Hinduism and vitalism, his philosophy of cosmic unity challenges the boundaries of the 'human.'
I first studied Carpenter as part of a SURE Scheme funded research project during the second year of my undergraduate degree, proceeding to write about him in my undergraduate dissertation, 'Concentric Circles: Understanding Edward Carpenter's Philosophy of Unity.'
I am interested in fin de siècle radicalism and animal rights, particularly antivivisection, vegetarianism, and the work of the Humanitarian League/Henry Stephens Salt. I work within Animal Studies and ecocriticism.
- Victorian sustainability in literature and culture: edited by Wendy Parkins, Abingdon and New York, Routledge, 2018, v + 237 pp., US$49.95, £36.99 (paperback), ISBN 9780367881160. Green Letters / Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism.
- Research group
- Dr John Miller
- Professor Robert McKay
- Professional activities
Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre (ShARC) reading group organiser
Conference co-organiser, Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland (ASLE-UKI) Out of the Blue Postgraduate Conference, University of Sheffield (online), 2020.
Member of ASLE-UKI and the British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS)
Tutor at the Brilliant Club - creator of the KS4 programme 'Edward Carpenter and the Past, Present and Future of Animal Rights'