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.

Publications:

‘”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:

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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