This website comprises a selection of my non-fiction writing. I am at turns intrigued, troubled, and perplexed by the relationship of criticism to art, something which fits into my broader interest in how representations operate. My writing often works through these concerns by interrogating vision and trying to understand how bodies interact with space. I am currently Head of Library Services at Queen Elizabeth’s School. Previously, I taught at the Faculté des Lettres at Sorbonne Université.
‘Seeing Double: The Subject of Vision in Lee Friedlander’s Self-Portraiture’, Photographies 13.3 (2020), pp. 323–339.
‘The Wayback Machine: Notes on a Re-Enchantment’, Archival Science (2020).
‘The Visible Aspect of Things: Towards a Synchronic Reading of Donald Barthelme’, European Journal of American Studies 13.2 (Summer 2018).
‘Pepys and the Plague’, Wellcome Collection (31 March 2020)
‘Tesla, Quacks, and Violet Rays’, Wellcome Collection (3 December 2019)
A History of Reading by Steven Roger Fischer, reviewed in Make: A Literary Magazine (March 2020).
Postmortal Society: Towards a Sociology of Immortality edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen, reviewed in Philosophy in Review 40.1 (February 2020).
Qualifications / Awards
MA European Culture and Thought (University College London)
— Dean’s List for academic excellence
BA English Language and Literature (University of Oxford)
A Foyle Young Poet of the Year 2013
CV available on request