My main research interest lies in changing conceptions of dwelling and belonging in medieval and early modern texts. I also have a deep interest in Frankfurt School Critical Theory and European modernism and am currently writing an article about utopia and Heimweh in the works of Shakespeare, Joyce and Ernst Bloch (via. Nina Simone, Nick Cave and Thomas Mann). I was educated at the University of London and have recently published my first monograph, Shakespeare’s Folly: Philosophy, Humanism, Critical Theory (Routledge, 2016).
I am an Honorary Research Fellow of Kingston University. I have devised, taught and assessed a university course about literature and affect, ‘Desire Pain and Pleasure in the Medieval and Early Modern Imagination’, for the Károli Gáspár University, Budapest and I have devised a series of six Shakespeare courses for High School students in collaboration with the Szabó Ervin Library, Budapest and the British Council. Prior to this, I worked at Royal Holloway, University of London. I am currently supervising an undergraduate dissertation on the iconography of twelfth century medical texts.