I teach modern literature, with an emphasis on twentieth-century literature (especially modernism), literary and critical theory, and gender. Among the modules I offer are 'Improper Modernism: Samuel Beckett and Djuna Barnes ' (year 3); 'Key Issues in Twentieth-Century Literary and Critical Theory' (MA module); 'Modernism and Its Margins' (MA module); I also teach on 'Theory and Text' (year 1); 'Modernism' (year 2); English Tutorials (year 1) and 'Gender Sexuality and Culture' (year 2 and MA).
I am a founding member and Treasurer (2009-2013) of the British Association for Modernist Studies (www.bamc.ac.uk; see also http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=417061&c=2). I am a member of the Modernist Studies Association (MSA), British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA), Centre for International Research in Childhood in Literature, Culture, Media (CIRCL), Associazione Italiana Anglisti (AIA).
I sit on the Editorial Committee of Manchester University Press and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Beckett Studies. I act as a reader and reviewer for Modernism/Modernity, The Journal of Modern Literature, The Journal of Beckett Studies, Textual Practice, English, Literature Compass, New Formations, Feminist Theory, Modernist Cultures, Mosaic, Beckettiana. I am a member of the AHRC Peer Review College. I am the co-organiser, with Prof. Scott McCracken (University of Keele) and Prof. Andrew Thacker (de Montfort University) of the Northern Modernism Seminar Series.