I gained my MA and PhD from the University of Sussex.
Most of my research covers three interrelated subjects. First, pictorial and critical experiments associated with Romantic and Victorian painting. Second, the cultural, critical and institutional contexts in which Romantic and Victorian artists attained classic status. Third the role played by Victorian and Edwardian public art institutions in the rise, triumph and fall of different models of British art. These threads coalesce in Visions of Blake:,William Blake in the Art World 1830-1930 (LUP, 2012, 560pps.), the first full-length examination of Blake's artistic afterlife.
I welcome PhD proposals relating to: William Blake and Visual Culture; Romantic and Victorian Painting; Formations of Taste and the development of Public Art Collections; Aestheticism and the Arts and Crafts Movement; Victorian and Edwardian Design Theory; Victorian and Edwardian models of Art Education and Training; The Victorian State, Cultural Management and Public Art Galleries; The Grotesque and the Victorian Imagination.