I think about the history of British philology beyond the boundaries of disciplinary history, and philology’s relations with other fields such as poetry and natural history.

In progress

‘Mid-Eighteenth-Century Philology and the Progress of Knowledge’


2019. ‘Translation in Practice’, Experimental Translational Practices and Translingual Traces in Art, Writing, and Performance, Boston University, Sep 26

2019. ‘Troubling Mediation: Philological Poetry and the Academy’, British Association of Modernist Studies, Jun 20

2019. ‘Reflux Philology: From Knowledge to Language; Or, There and Back Again’, MLA, Jan 3–6

2018. ‘Eighteenth-Century Philology; Or, How to Reconcile the Universal and the Particular’, Eighteenth-Century Literature Colloquium, New York University, Oct 18

2018. ‘Philology’, Keywords: Coming to Terms with the Environmental Humanities, Royal Holloway University of London, Feb 20

2017. ‘At the Traverse of the Wall: Archaeological Transformations in David Jones and Thomas Percy’, Theoretical Archaeology Group, Dec 18–20

2017. ‘Hugh MacDiarmid, Translation, and History’, Northeast MLA, Mar 23–26

2017. ‘Whither the Caesura: The Question of “Scoto-Saxon” in the Eighteenth Century’, MLA, Jan 5–8

2016. ‘Unreading the Fragment’, Poetry and Political Theory: The Bureau of Imaginative Proposals, The New School, Apr 23

2015. ‘Countertranslations: Ezra Pound’s Provencal English Gesnings’, Modernist Studies Association, Nov 19–22

2014. ‘A Terrible Beauty is Born: Transformations, Complicity, and Anglo-Irishness in W. B. Yeats’s “Easter 1916”’, Transformations, University College London, May 30