I teach the German Paper VIII, Papers X and XI (Goethe, Hoffmann, Hölderlin, Kleist, Heine, Mann), and the prelims literature papers. I also teach translation into and from German.
As a former attendee of the Sutton Trust Summer School (now replaced by UNIQ Summer School at Oxford), I am particularly interested in schools access work. I have led seminars at UNIQ and college-based academic taster sessions.
My research focuses on German literature and culture of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and its later reception. Particular interests include German Romanticism, the writing of E.T.A. Hoffmann, myth, orientalism, and cultural transfer.
I was awarded my Ph.D at the University of Edinburgh in 2013, for my thesis ‘The Image of the Orient in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Writing’. My first book, derived from this thesis, is entitled E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Orient: Romantic Aesthetics and the German Imagination, and was published in Legenda’s ‘Germanic Literatures’ series in 2016.
I am now working on a new project which explores German Romanticism as a theoretical model for world literature.