About

I’m an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Mississippi, where I work on 20th and 21st century British and Anglophone literature and media studies, with an emphasis on the intersections of literature and radio in mid-century Britain.

Education

  • Ph.D., English, McGill University (2013)
  • M.A., English, McGill University (2007)
  • B.A., English, University of British Columbia (2001)

Other Publications

[Selected]
  • Writing the Radio War: Literature, Politics and the BBC, 1939-1945 (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming)
  • “‘Hypocrite Auditeur, Mon Semblable, Mon Frère’: Literature and the Borders of the Radio Public,” A History of 1930s British Literature, ed. Benjamin Kohlmann and Matthew Taunton, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).
  • “Sounding Irish Radio at Midcentury” (review essay), Modernism/modernity, 24, no. 2, April 2017, pp. 399-403.
  • “‘A Rather Ungoverned Bringing Up’: Postwar Resistance and Displacement in The World My Wilderness,” Around 1945: Literature, Citizenship, Rights, ed. Allan Hepburn, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016, pp. 48-65.
  • “Archaeologies of Sound: Reconstructing Louis MacNeice’s Wartime Radio Publics,” Modernist Cultures, vol. 10, no. 1, March 2015, pp. 44-61.
  • “Radio Studies and Twentieth Century Literature: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Remediation,” Literature Compass, 11, no. 9, September 2014, pp. 634-648.
  • “The Ethics of Waste in Zoë Wicomb’s You Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town,” Safundi, vol. 14, no. 3, August 2013, pp. 327-44.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Radio Preservation Task Force–Washington, D.C., November 1-5, 2018

Memberships

Modern Language Association Modernist Studies Association Radio Preservation Task Force (affiliated researcher) Space Between Society (Advisory Board member)

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