Lead researcher on
Life Writing, Citizenship and the Body: Corporeal Virtue in the Consultation Letters to Samuel-Auguste Tissot Jan 2011 - Dec 2014
Vulnerability, Longing and Stigma in Hélène Cixous The Day I Wasnt There Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
Womens Letters to Premier Joseph R. Smallwood Jan 2010 - Dec 2016
Active Research Interests
A large-scale study of medical consultation letters addressed to Samuel-Auguste Tissot. This rich corpus, located in Lausanne, Switzerland, contains some 1200 letters addressed to Tissot by patients from around Europe (and North America!). Highl
A project that considers the autobiographical writings of Hélène Cixous, which tell of the complex relationships between identity, family, nation, exile and colonialism. I was fortunate enough to be able to present preliminary research in this area at a s
Past Research Interests
“Autobiography by numbers; or, Embodying Maternal Grief.” Life Writing, Forthcoming 2012.
“Recuperative Autobiography and the Politics of Life Writing: Lineage, Inheritance and Legacy in the Life Writings of the Marquise de La Ferté-Imbault.” Journal of Women’s History, Vol. 24, no. 3 (2012).
“La Leche League,” commissioned article for Andrea O’Reilly, ed. Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2010.
“Breastmilk,” commissioned article for Andrea O’Reilly, ed. Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2010
“Wet nursing,” commissioned article for Andrea O’Reilly, ed. Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2010.
The Life of Madame Necker: Sin, Redemption and the Parisian Salon. London: Pickering & Chatto, April 2011. www.pickeringchatto.com/necker
“‘Just the kind of girl who would want a chap to be a man’: Constructions of Gender in the war
Emerging Research Interests
Conceptual work on the relationships between political theory and the fleshy self
L.M. Montgomery’s book The Blue Castle
Autobiographies of childbirth