About

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Biography

I am a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Cambridge. The provisional title of my dissertation is “The Farther Shore: David Jones Between the Wars.” My other research interests include modern & contemporary poetry (1875-1975), mythology, music, and visual culture.

Education

  • University of Cambridge (Clare Hall) (Cambridge, UK)
    • Doctor of Philosophy Candidate  (2014 – Present)
    • Extended Research Essay: “The Farther Shore: David Jones Between the Wars”
  • University College London (London, UK)
    • Master of Arts, English: Issues in Modern Culture (2012-13)
    • Grade Classification: Distinction
    • Extended Research Essay: “Between Two Lives: Totemism and the Religious Instinct in T.S. Eliot’s Early Poetry”
  •  University of Western Ontario (Huron University College) (London, Canada)
    • Bachelor of Arts, Honors Specialization in English Language and Literature
      (2008-2012)
    • Cumulative Avg: 84%
  • Ashbury College (Ottawa, Canada)
    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma | Ashbury College Diploma | IB Certificate (1998-2008)

Teaching

  • Third Year Cambridge Undergraduate Dissertation [Part II]
    • Topic(s): Gerard Manley Hopkins (July 2016-Present)
  • Modern & Contemporary Literature [Part I, Paper 7B]
    • (Michaelmas 2016)

Publications

  • Literature Reviews:
    • “After Sorrow, What?” (Stomata by Genevieve Lehr, Dust and Fire by Alyda Faber, In on the Great Joke by Laura Broadbent) for Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review (2017)
    • “Home is the first / and final poem” (On Bunyah by Les Murray) for Review 31 (2017)
    • “An Enclosure Not of Imprisonment” (Poems without Irony by Alex Wong) for Review 31 (2017)
    • “Ellipsis in English Literature: Signs of Omission” (Ellipsis in English Literature by Anne Toner) for The Oxonian Review (2016)
    • “Rastafari and the Arts: An Introduction” (Rastafari and the Arts by Darren J.N. Middleton) for The Oxonian Review (2016)

Editing & Publishing

  • The Oxonian Review 
    • Senior Editor (2016-Present)
  • The Grapevine (Student Magazine)
    • Arts & Entertainment Editor (2009-2011) | Writing Staff (2008-2011)
  • Ottawa Magazine
    • Editorial Intern (May 2009-July 2009)

Events & Exhibitions

  • 20th Century & Contemporary Literature Research Seminar (Cambridge)
    • Convenor (2017)
  • From Swing to Afro Futurism: A Series of Film Screenings (Cambridge)
    • (January 31; February 7; February 14 2017)
  • Reclaiming the Legends: Myth and the Black Arts Movement  (Cambridge)
    • An exhibition of books and LPs (16 January – 17 February 2017)

Interviews

  • Emmanuel “Kiki” Ceac [k-the-i???] (2017)
  • Steve Roggenbuck (2016)
  • Leo Mercer (2016)
  • Loïs Cordelia (2016)
  • Darren J.N. Middleton (2016)

Training, Research, & Other

  • Archival Work
    • David Jones Archive, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth (November 2015)
  • Cambridge Training Courses
    • Supervising Undergraduates: An Introduction (2 November 2015)
    • Effective Undergraduate Supervision (14 October 2015)
    • Writing Your First Year Report (Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences) (4 March 2015)
    • The Superior Performing Research, for 1st Year Arts, Humanities, and Social Science PhDs (9 February 2015)