BA Hons; PhD University of Melbourne, 2009
ARC DECRA Research Fellow
Research Associate, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of the Emotions
Honorary Research Fellow in English
Research Interests include literature and cultural history from the early modern period, and particularly travel, travel writing, women's writing, correspondence and memoirs; sociability and sensibility; history of emotions in the early modern period, visual and .material cultures of eighteenth-century England
Centre for the Study of Emotions in Cross-Cultural Exchange (ECCE)
Entangled Histories of Emotion in the Mediterranean
My research focuses on the literary and cultural history of the 'long eighteenth century' with particular emphasis on women's writing in fictional and non-fictional genres, travel, and changing discourses of subjectivity in the early modern period. My recent work has foregrounded the significance of appropriate emotional display (and specific emotions) in travellers’ representations and recognition of ‘other’ subjects.
My project for CHE grows directly out of these research interests, with a focus on ‘global’ sociability in the early modern period, or the forging of intellectual and social bonds across cultural difference in the eighteenth century. This project is interested in the forms of cultural affinity and exchange promoted by travel, writing, and the self-conscious cosmopolitanism of Enlightenment Europe, especially the affective structures of intellectual communities.
Director Centre for the Study of Emotions in Cross
Cultural Exchange (ECCE)