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Stipendiary Lecturer in English


BA, MA (Cluj), DPhil (Oxon)

Academic Background and Previous Positions

I studied English and Hungarian literature at Cluj (Romania) and Odense (Denmark), before coming to Oxford for a DPhil in English at St Hugh’s College (2018), funded by the AHRC and the Scatcherd European Scholarship. Prior to joining Brasenose, I taught at the English Faculty, and held a lectureship at St Hilda’s College, Oxford.

Undergraduate Teaching Areas

Literary theory; Victorian, modern and contemporary literature

Research Interests

My research interests lie in modernist and contemporary fiction. My doctoral thesis, which I am currently preparing for publication, argued for a revivification of modernist forms of aesthetic attention in twenty-first-century novels preoccupied with the problem of empathy. My next project theorizes the notion of the ‘new impersonal’ in the work of writers such as Rachel Cusk, Anna Burns, J. M. Coetzee, and others.
Broad research interests include: visual culture, novel theory, comparative literature, literature and science.


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