I’ve been teaching in Higher Education since 2010. I’ve recently become a fellow of the HEA. Conscious that I’m a relative newcomer, I’ve been attempting to be innovative with my teaching; for example, experimenting with the use of twitter in lectures and developing screencasts on key skills and resources. I also like to teach with manuscripts where possible, as it allows the students to develop a more fluid, non-canonical version of texts, however famous they may happen to be.
I contribute teaching to a range of modules across the literature strand of the School of English, including LIT302, our literary modernism course, as well as convening a large core module for first year students. I also teach on modules on contemporary literature and on literary theory and contribute to a team taught MA module on contemporary poetry.
I have my own module on literature and science, which takes in texts from Shelley’s Frankenstein all the way to Atwood’s Oryx and Crake.
I’m currently supervising undergraduate and MA dissertations on modern and contemporary literature.