I am currently completing a PhD entitled Andrew Marvell and Privacy. The project began at the University of Geneva and will be submitted at the University of Leicester.
Marvell, a seventeenth-century poet and politician, is my primary research interest. Other interests include literature of the English Civil War, writing and visual art (particularly mirrors), and public/private divides throughout the ages.
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16 February 2017
There is no hard evidence that Andrew Marvell’s 'Horatian Ode' ever left his hands. Yet, it may have come to John Dryden’s attention. How is Dryden the privileged one? A...
24 January 2017
There’s no escape from growing old, but can we escape the sense of inadequacy it can bring? Watching this unfold is perhaps the most uncomfortable aspect of the BBC's new drama,...
11 January 2017
It’s not often that I greet New Year with indifference. On the contrary, I’m notorious for indulging in it. But a change of attitude is exactly what’s needed - so...
11 December 2016
A.A. Gill's short article about a talented young colleague who passed away in 2012 remains one of my favourite pieces of writing. Continue reading →