Critical Edition of Edith Wharton’s Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belfort (Edinburgh University Press, December 2015), includes my introduction ‘Wharton in Wartime’

My critical edition of Edith Wharton’s First World War reportage, Fighting France was published by Edinburgh University Press (and Oxford University Press in the US) in 2015, with an extensive critical apparatus, restored original photographs and significant new archival material from Yale and Princeton. My introduction argues for what I term Wharton’s ‘uncomfortable propaganda’.

Reviewed in the Weekly Standard (25/4/16), Times Literary Supplement (9/6/16), Oxford Culture Review (22/7/16), and Edith Wharton Review (33.1, 2017)

See the book here

In February 2016 I organised a roundtable discussion entitled ‘Wharton in Wartime’, which included myself, Hermione Lee, Shafquat Towheed and Elleke Boehmer (podcast available here and review of event in Oxford Culture Review here)


Articles and Book Chapters:

‘Letters from Home: Wartime Correspondences’, in The Edinburgh Companion to the First World War and the Arts (Edinburgh University Press, June 2017), ed. by Ann-Marie Einhaus and Katherine Baxter

See the book and the list of contributors here. Reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement (14/11/17) pdf


‘Mansfield Mobilised: Katherine Mansfield, the First World War and Military Discourse’, Special Issue of Modernist Cultures, Vol. 12,  ‘Modernism and the First World War’ (Edinburgh University Press, March 2017), ed. by Andrew Frayn, pp. 78-97 pdf


‘“Can one grow used to death?”: Deathbed Scenes in Great War Nurses’ Narratives’, in The Great War: From Memory to History, ed. by Jonathan Vance, Alicia Robinet and Steven Marti (Wilfred Laurier University Press, September 2015), pp. 329-49


‘Katherine Mansfield, War Writer’, Introduction to Katherine Mansfield Studies, Vol. 6: Katherine Mansfield and the First World War, guest ed. by Alice Kelly and Isobel Maddison (Edinburgh University Press, September 2014), 1-10 pdf


Public Scholarship:

'The American Friends - Nurse, Suffragette, War Writer: Ellen N. La Motte's Life in Letters' (Times Literary Supplement, 29 March 2017), pp. 17-19 pdf


‘An Unknown First World War Story by Wharton’ (Times Literary Supplement, 6 November 2015), pp. 15-16 pdf

My article on ‘The Field of Honour’, an unknown war story by Edith Wharton that I discovered in the Beinecke Library at Yale, generated international media coverage, including The Atlantic, the New York Times and the New Criterion, and has since been translated into multiple languages and adopted onto syllabi in the US and the UK. The article was discussed on various American radio shows (BookRiot, MPR News) and promoted by the President’s Committee of the Arts in the US.

International media coverage: Oxford Arts Blog, The New Criterion’s Critic's Notebook, The Atlantic, New York Times, Yale News, Jezebel, The Smithsonian's Smart News, Mental Floss, Livres Hebdo, The Rumpus, Electric Literature, Bustle, BookRiot, Libertad Digital, MPR News


Articles on Writing Practices and Career Development

'Please, Sir, I Want Some More Employment: Applying for UK Jobs', a four-part series for Karen Kelsky's The Professor Is in Blog

This series is designed for both UK applicants and those applying from abroad. It covers how to navigate the different types of universities in the UK, the types of jobs you might apply to, and the schedule of applications; the current academic landscape, primarily the unknown, utterly unquantifiable impact of Brexit and the opposing total quantification of publications through the REF; the language, length and structure of UK cover letters; and the interview and the multiple forms it might take.


'On the Virtues of the MLA Convention', Inside Higher Ed (19 December 2017)


'How to Make Writing in the Humanities Less Lonely' (Times Higher Education, 2 March 2017), p. 30 - article about devising and leading my TORCH Academic Writing Group

Coverage on the Oxford Arts Blog


Shorter Work

‘Revising Trauma: Death, Stillbirth and the Great War in H.D.’s Fiction’, in H.D.’s Web, ed. by Maria Stadter Fox, No. 4 (August 2009), 27-67:


Book Reviews

I regularly review books and have previously reviewed for Modernism/Modernity, Virginia Woolf Studies, Modern Language Review, Journal of British Studies and the Cambridge Quarterly