Thesis Title: Ibsen, Joyce, Beckett: Drawing upon modernist literature in Theodor Adorno's critical theory.
Supervisor: Dr David Dwan
Research Interests: Theory and literature from the 19th century to the present day (especially modernist literature), 20th century Jewish literature and philosophy, the intersection between literature and theory (especially the influence of literature on theory and vice versa), Irish literature and culture, politics, philosophy, therapy, aesthetics, critical theory (especially from the English, French and German traditions), life writing, creative writing, and the medical humanities.
Doctoral Research: As a DPhil student and a Hertford-English Faculty Scholar in Irish Literature, I currently research how Theodor Adorno draws upon the literature of Henrik Ibsen, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett when constituting specific concepts in his critical theory. My thesis is also enriched by many other activities I undertake as a doctoral student; I founded and convene the TORCH-funded Oxford Critical Theory Network and co-convene the Faculty's Modern and Contemporary Literature Seminar. I am also an intern for Telos Journal and have my first journal article on Kafka and Houdini in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Modern Literature.
I previously completed my BA in English Literature (Theory Pathway) and MA English Literature (Theory Specialism) at the University of Warwick, where my 20,000 word thesis on Ibsen and Adorno provided the springboard for my current research.