Supervisors: Professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst and Professor Matthew Bevis
Research Interests: Victorian literature; poetic form; theology; aestheticism; Tennyson; Dickinson
Doctoral Research: My thesis explores forms of post-Fall but pre-Redemption in-betweenness in nineteenth-century verse. I contend that such ideas have significant implications for the thematic, formal, and compositional preoccupations of Tennyson, Hopkins, and Dickinson. Though differing in their theological sympathies, these poets co-opt religious forms for areligious purposes, articulating a particular kind of faith in poetry that may be considered ‘post-romantic’.