Division: Literature & Languages
Madness and the Gothic Text: An Historical Survey of Horror in the Asylum
BA in ENglish Literature at Bath Spa University (2009-2012)
MLitt (with distinction) The Gothic Imagination, at the University of Stirling (2013-2014)
My main areas of focus are directed towards the treatment of mental health challenges in modern and contemporary Gothic fictions. More broadly, my interests include: medical science of the 19th century; the treatment and clinical origins of epilepsy; social stigma; psychoanalysis; the grotesque; “survivor” poetry; queer theory; Victorian Gothic writing; asylum register and patient case-files (of the nineteenth-century); the writings of Patrick McGrath, and the films of David Lynch.
Research Administrative Assistant (Wellcome Trust) for curating exhibition at the January 2016 symposium: ‘Patrick McGrath and his Gothic Contemporaries'
Teaching Assistant at the University of Stirling (2015-present)
Postgraduate Representative for the International Gothic Association (2015-present)
Organised the University of Stirling’s ‘Gothic Showcase’: a day of presentations, workshops and live readings to showcase the Gothic postgraduate’s knowledge of various topics to the general public.
As part of a charity event, this occasion raised over £100 for the registered charity, "Epilepsy Scotland" (July 2015).