People

Fellow of the College

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Tutorial Fellow in English

Qualifications

M.A., M.Phil., D.Phil. (Oxon).

Undergraduate and graduate teaching

Victorian, Modern and Contemporary Literature. Special interest in drama.

Research Interests

Oscar Wilde; Victorian, modern and contemporary drama; performance studies and theatre history; sexuality and gender; sensation novel, late-Victorian gothic and New Women writing; theatre and politics.

Selected Publications

Books:

Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde (Oxford University Press, 1996)

Acts of Desire: women and sex on stage, 1800-1930 (Oxford University Press, 2013)

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Articles:

-   “‘It’s all symbiosis’: Peter Hall directing Beckett”, Staging Samuel Beckett in Great Britain, ed. David Tucker and Trish McTighe (Bloomsbury Methuen, forthcoming 2016)

-   “Women’s Suffrage and Theatricality”, Politics, Performance and Popular Culture, ed. Kate Newey and Peter Yeandle (Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2015)

-   “From Sex-war to Factory Floor: Theatrical Depictions of Women’s Work during the First World War”, British Theatre and the Great War, 1914–1919 (Palgrave, 2015)

-    “The Importance of Being Earnest: performance, sincerity and self-creation”, Wilde in Earnest, ed. Emily Eells (Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2015)

-   “Representing Work”, Late Victorian into Modern, 1880-1920: 21st-Century Approaches to Literature, ed. Laura Marcus, Michèle Mendelssohn and Kirsten Shepherd-Barr (OUP, 2015)

-   “Performance and Identity in the Plays of Oscar Wilde”, in Oscar Wilde, ed. Jarlath Killeen (Irish Writers in their Time Series, Irish Academic Press, 2011)

- "Bringing out the acid: Noël Coward, Harold Pinter, Ivy Compton-Burnett and the uses of camp", Modern Drama 51: 2, (Summer 2008)

- "Suffrage, Sex and the Single Girl: the fallen woman in Edwardian Feminist Drama", English Literature in Transition, 50:1 (2007)

- "Private Lives and Public Spaces: Reputation, Celebrity and the Late-Victorian Actress", in Theatre and Celebrity in Britain, 1660-2000, ed Mary Luckhurst and Jane Moody, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)

-   “Approaches to teaching Wilde's Plays", in Approaches to Teaching Oscar Wilde, ed. Philip E. Smith, (Modern Languages Association of America, 2008)

-   “Private Lives and Public Spaces: Reputation, Celebrity and the Late-Victorian Actress”, in Theatre and Celebrity in Britain, 1660-2000, ed Mary Luckhurst and Jane Moody, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)

-   "The Fallen Woman on Stage: Maidens, Magdalens and the Emancipated Female” in The Cambridge Companion to Victorian and Edwardian Drama, ed. Kerry Powell (Cambridge University Press, 2004)

-   Corruption of the Blood and Degeneration of the Race: Dracula and Policing the Borders of Gender”, in Dracula, ed. John Paul Riquelme (Bedford/ St Martin's Press, 2002), pp.450-465.

Positions held:

English Faculty Chair, 2007-10, 2014-15.

Convenor, Drama in Performance seminar series (co-convened with Emma Smith, Laurie Maguire, Tiffany Stern, Sophie Duncan, Kirsten Shepherd-Barr)

Senior Member and Senior Treasurer, Oxford University Dramatic Society

Member of the Board, Oxford Playhouse

Academic Co-ordinator, Humanitas Professorship of Drama.