RECENT BLOG POSTS
- review of A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine (2016), ed. Corinna Wagner and Andy Brown
- review of Grant and I (2016), by Robert Forster
- review of Pretentiousness: Why it Matters (2016) by Dan Fox
- review of The Other Child (2015), by Lucy Atkins
- Serendipity and Literary Research
- What I learned by writing a critical history of Mrs Dalloway
I’m University Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature at Oxford, and Tutorial Fellow at Merton College. I was one of the founders of the British Society for Literature and Science; I’ve served as its Secretary (2006-09) and Chair (2009-12), and I’m currently its Treasurer; in 2012 I organized its 7th annual conference. From 2008 to 2011 I was an editor of The Review of English Studies.
I have recently completed a critical guide to Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway (Palgrave, 2015), and an edition of Woolf’s Night and Day for the Cambridge Edition (CUP, 2018). Current research projects include a book on science, poetry, and intellectual specialization in the period 1919 to 1939, which will include chapters on Herbert Read, Michael Roberts, William Empson, and Hugh MacDiarmid.
MY OTHER WEB PAGES
Faculty of English, University of Oxford
OTHER RELEVANT WEB PAGES
Literature and Science at Oxford
British Society for Literature and Science
WHO I’M NOT
I’ve never written any bible-study guides or works of theology: far from it; that’s Michael Whitworth (no H.) of Dallas, Texas. I’m not a dermatologist in Wyandotte, MI, nor an anaesthesiologist in Indianapolis, nor have I ever been the Principal of the Wren Academy. Although I endeavour to combine a devilish charm with infectious lyrics and melodies, I’m not from Athens, GA, and I’ve never released an LP.