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Research interests

My research focuses on sexualities, LGBT+ literatures and queer cultural production, on the narrativity of identity, and on the cultural construction of childhood and adolescence. Recent projects have focused on bisexual theory, camp, dialogue as theoretical production, discourses of maturity and queer temporalities, and on the intersections between literature, performance and pop. My current projects include an examination of intergenerational friendships, kinship and communication in children’s time-slip fiction, and on queer cultural memory and narrative alternatives to coming out in the fiction and performance of Neil Bartlett.

Supervisory Interests

I would be happy to talk to students about PhD projects on any aspect of LGBTQ+ literature and cultural production, queer theory and sexuality studies. I would also welcome enquiries about projects in children’s literature and culture, including those concerned with questions of power, temporality and kinship, theories and representations of adolescence and maturity, and projects on the intersections of literature, performance and pop.  


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