Specializing in late medieval/early modern literature, I also have interdisciplinary expertise in affect theory (after AL Tsing’s, Karen Barad’s, and Donna Haraway ’s updates to Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, and Brian Massumi), intersectional feminism (after after Sara Ahmed and bell hooks), and speculative fiction.

The affect theory strand of my research has developed into a body of work interfacing nomadic, processual thought with contemporary speculative fiction broadly encompassing gothic, science fiction, dystopic, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic texts.

The Wycliffite/Lollard strand of my research focuses on the vernacular texts associated with the Wycliffite/Lollard heresy (c.1380-1530). The Wycliffite Repository, an online select concordance generated from an assemblage of 432 Middle English texts, makes my work freely available for consultation.

Other Publications

“Entangled States: Putting Affect Theory into Play with John Burnside’s A Summer of Drowning.” Journal of European Popular Culture 9:1 (2018): 43–57. https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=26265/

“Apocalyptic Fiction by Andrew Tate” Fantastika Journal 1.2 (2017): 134-137 https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/32ef4c9d-fe64-44e4-a92e-d0c00cc6aaab/downloads/1c57jpc7q_610649.pdf

“Tarzan, Cheemo and Teddy Drink Beer and Meet Aliens at the Lake. No, Really, They Do: Drew Hayden Taylor’s Irreverent Indigenous SFs.” Fantastika Journal 1.1 (2017): 227-231 https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/32ef4c9d-fe64-44e4-a92e-d0c00cc6aaab/downloads/1c57jqrrm_50824.pdf

“Years of Teaching Dangerously: Interfacing Thomas Cromwell in Canon and Fandom, Michael Drayton, ‘W.S.’, and Hilary Mantel.” Theory Lessons: Putting Theory into Practice in the Contemporary Classroom. Editor Becky McLaughlin. Newcastle, England: Cambridge Scholars, 2017. 201-225 http://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/63541

“‘With Teeth’: Beyond Theoretical Violence in Gothic Studies.” The Dark Arts Journal: New and Emerging Voices in Gothic Studies 2.1 (2016) https://thedarkartsjournal.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/the-dark-arts-journal-2-21.pdf

“The Silence between Words: Events of Becoming through Trauma in A.L. Kennedy’s ‘What Becomes.’” Journal of the Short Story in English 62 (2014): 131-147 https://jsse.revues.org/1438


“Turning Two into Three: Decolonizing the Gothic through Three Habits of Affect in John Burnside’s A Summer of Drowning.” A Feel for the Text: Affect Theory and Literary Critical Practice: Editor Stephen Ahern.

“Accidents of Occidentalism: Women, SF, and the West.” The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. Editor Melanie Marotta.


Wycliffite Repository

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