Research

If you would like access to my articles and chapters, please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to help.

Books:

Metafiction and the Postwar Novel: Foes, Ghosts, and Faces in the Water (Oxford University Press, 2021). Shortlisted for the AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship.

Articles and Chapters:

‘Bernard Malamud at the Edge of Ethnic Humour’. Under consideration.

‘”You Had to Be a Crank to Insist on Being Right”: Saul Bellow’s Comedy.’ Studies in the Novel 55.2: forthcoming 2023. (Final accepted manuscript available here. NOT FOR CIRCULATION OR CITATION.)

“Nationalism, Modernism, and New Zealand,” Journal of New Zealand Literature 38: 2020, pp. 8-25. (Published version available here.)

“New Zealand Literature and the World.” Handbook of World Anglophone Literatures. Eds. Stefan Helgesson, Birgit Neumann, and Gabriele Rippl. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020, pp. 531-48.

“Lives and Archives.” Cambridge Companion to J. M. Coetzee. Ed. Jarad Zimbler. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020, pp. 221-33.

“Why will he not join the guerrillas?” J. M. Coetzee’s Michael K and the Politics of the Postcolonial Novel,’ MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, 65: 2019, pp. 676–99.

“Double Thoughts: Coetzee and the Philosophy of Literary Criticism.” Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, Philosophy, and J.M. Coetzee, edited by Patrick Hayes and Jan Wilm, Oxford University Press, 2017, pp. 52–69.

Reading An Autobiography: Michael King, Patrick Evans, and Janet Frame,”  Journal of New Zealand Literature 29: 2011, 46-65.

Conference Papers:

‘The Hole that We Dug?’ at The Value of Literature (AUHE conference), December 2022, University of Melbourne.

‘The House of New Zealand Literature,’ at Thinking the Global South, October 2022, University of Adelaide.

‘Philip Roth’s Last Men’, American Literature Association conference, July 2021, Boston.

‘J. M. Coetzee’s Archive,’ at Ecologies of Writing, September 2019, Université PSL (Paris).

Convenor, ‘Canons and Comedy in Contemporary Literature,’ a day-long workshop featuring academics, poets, and editors. Held at UCL in September 2019.

Co-convenor, ‘On Laughter’ conference, July 2019. A three-day international conference at University College London featuring speakers from across sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Keynote speakers included: Devorah Baum (University of Southampton), Yasmine Musharbash (ANU), and Morten Kringelbach (University of Oxford).

Invited respondent, World Literature: For or Against?, March 2018, St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford.

‘Foes No More? J. M. Coetzee and the Academic Archive,’ at Coetzee & the Archive: October 2017, School of Advanced Study, London.

‘The Ghost Writer and Jewish Feeling,’ at MLA Convention, ‘Feeling Jewish’ Panel: January 2017, Philadelphia.

‘Coetzee on Criticism; Coetzee and Criticism,’ at ‘Coetzee’s Lives: A Colloquium:’ Wolfson College, University of Oxford, June 2014.

‘Writing Against Reading,’ at ‘Janet Frame Ten Years On:’ University of Birkbeck, November 2013.

‘Katherine Mansfield and Writing Against Death,’ at ‘The Fiction of Katherine Mansfield: Paris 2013:’ Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Paris, June 2013.

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