Associate Professor, Eighteenth/Nineteenth-century literature.
The early history of mental health and the relationship between Regency literature, politics and celebrity; the celebrity body and the spectacle of illness.
Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Georgiana Cavendish, fifth Duchess of Devonshire captivated late eighteenth-century society with her youth, charm and high rank. Her epistolary novel The Sylph explores the relationship between high society, sociability and suicide.