Education

Ph.D., English, Duke University, 2009

M.A. by Thesis, English, with Distinction, Victoria University of Wellington, 2004

B.A.(Hons), English, Victoria University of Wellington, 2002

B.Sc., Chemistry, Victoria University of Wellington, 2001

Other Publications

Book

Settler Colonialism in Victorian Literature: Economics and Political Identity in the Networks of Empire. [Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, 2020]

 

Edited Volume

Ecological Form: System and Aesthetics in the Age of Empire. Co-edited with Nathan K. Hensley. Fordham University Press, 2019.

 

Select Articles

“The Historians, the Literary Critics, and the Victorian Settler Empire.” Literature Compass, vol. 15, no. 5, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1111/lic3.12466

“Gold and Greater Britain: Jevons, Trollope, and Settler Colonialism.” Victorian Studies, vol. 58, no. 3, 2016, pp. 436-463.

“The Romance of Uneven Development: Geography, Capitalism, and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Globalized Pacific.” Victorian Literature and Culture, vol. 43, no. 2, 2015, pp. 343-356.

“Figures from the Past: Sargeson’s Lonely Men and the Limits of Nationalism.” Journal of New Zealand Studies, vol. 13, 2012, pp. 34-45.

“History (Never) Repeats: Pakeha Identity, Novels and the New Zealand Wars.” Journal of New Zealand Literature, vol. 25, 2007, pp. 114-137.

 

Select Essays & Chapters in Edited Collections

“Introduction: Ecological Formalism, or, Love in the Ruins.” With Nathan K. Hensley. Ecological Form: System and Aesthetics in the Age of Empire. Co-edited with Nathan K. Hensley. Fordham University Press, 2019, pp. 1-17.

“Signatures of the Carboniferous: The Literary Forms of Coal.” With Nathan K. Hensley. Ecological Form: System and Aesthetics in the Age of Empire. Co-edited with Nathan K. Hensley. Fordham University Press, 2019, pp. 63-82.

“Modernism and Māoritanga: Re-Reading the Cultural Politics of Modernist Appropriation in the bone people.” Modernism, Postcolonialism, and Globalism: Anglophone Literature, 1950 to the Present. Ed. Richard Begam and Michael Valdez Moses. Oxford University Press, 2019, pp. 277-294.

“On Systematic Colonization and the Culture of Settler Colonialism: Edward Gibbon Wakefield’s A Letter from Sydney (1829).” BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History.

“Colonial Ecologies: Guthrie-Smith’s Tutira and Writing the Settled Environment.” A History of New Zealand Literature, edited by Mark Williams, Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp. 83-97.

“Colonial Gothic Fiction.” The World Novel Until 1950, edited by Ralph Crane, Jane Stafford, and Mark Williams, The Oxford History of the Novel in English. Vol. 9, Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 253-267.

“Antipodal Home Economics: International Debt and Settler Domesticity in Clara Cheeseman’s A Rolling Stone (1886).” Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealand, edited by Tamara Silvia Wagner, Pickering & Chatto, 2014, pp. 145-160.

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