My main research areas lie in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture. Specific interests include the relationship between literature and science, place and nation, sound studies and oral history, and, most recently, reading. My first monograph, Senses of Vibration (Continuum 2012), is an investigation into how vibration took on key importance in many areas of nineteenth-century literature and culture, signalling a change in how people thought about the world and their own bodies and minds. I have recently extended this work further into the twentieth century with a collection, Vibratory Modernism, edited with Anthony Enns (forthcoming with Palgrave 2013).

My interests in oral history, place and nation have taken shape in various publications, including Place, Writing, and Voice in Oral History (Palgrave 2012) and Mysticism, Myth, and Celtic Identity, coedited with Marion Gibson and Garry Tregidga (Routledge 2012). My second monograph, entitled Rocks and Ghosts: The Literature and Landscapes of ‘Celtic’ Britain, is contracted with Manchester UP.

appearance at Tuned City
Brussels / Between Speeds: Sirens, railway shocks, street noises, and more sirens / 28. June 2013