Research and Teaching Interests
Cultural History, Classical Reception, Tragedy and Performance, Alexander the Great.

■ Lecturer, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Durham (2013-).
■ Lecturer, Department of Classics, University of Leeds (2012-2013)
■ Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Department of Classics, University of Durham (2010-2012).
■ Hannah Seeger Davis Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Program in Hellenic Studies, University of Princeton (2009-2010)

Publications – Book
Classical Victorians: Scholars, Scoundrels and Generals in Pursuit of Antiquity (2013, Cambridge University Press).

Edited Volume
Classics in Extremis: The Edges of Classical Reception (forthcoming, Bloomsbury).

Chapters in Edited Volumes
■ ‘The Emperor’s Caesar: Napoleon III, Karl Marx and the History of Julius Caesar,’ in T. Fögen and R. Warren (eds.), Graeco-Roman Antiquity and the Idea of Nationalism in the 19th Century (2016, De Gruyter).
■ ‘Ghostwritten Classics,’ in S. Butler (ed.), Deep Classics: Rethinking Classical Reception (2016, Bloomsbury): 221-238.
■‘The Harmless Impudence of a Revolutionary: Radical Classics in 1850s London,’ in E. Hall and H. Stead (eds.), Greek and Roman Classics in the British Struggle for Social Reform (2015, Bloomsbury): 79-98.
■ ‘Political Writing and Class,’ in N. Vance and J. Wallace (eds.) The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature, Vol. 4: 1780-1880 (2015, Oxford University Press): 103-129.
■ ‘Of Doubtful Antiquity: Fighting for the past in the Crimean War,’ in P. Mandler and A. Swenson (eds.) From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, 1800-1950 (2013, Oxford University Press): 31-48.
■ ‘Jude the Obscure: Oxford’s Classical Outcasts,’ in C. Stray (ed.), Oxford Classics (2007, Duckworth): 28-45.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
‘Mr. Masson and the Lost Cities: A Victorian Journey to the Edges of Remembrance,’ (Classical Receptions Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2013): 84-105).
‘Nothing’s Lost Forever,’ (Arion, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Fall 2012): 19-48).
‘Re-living the apocalypse: Robinson Jeffers’ Medea’ (International Journal of the Classical Tradition, Vol. 11, No. 3 (2005): 369-82).
■ ‘A Conjugal Lesson: Robert Brough’s Medea and the discourses of mid-Victorian Britain’ (Ramus, Vol. 32, No. 1 (2003): 57-83).

Selected Recent Papers
■ ‘Antiquity and eternity’ (Classical Reception and the Human Conference, Patras, Greece, June 2016).
■ ‘Haunted Classics’ (Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines, Durham, March 2016).
■ ‘A conversation with the dead, or, Classics and the confidence-man’ (Scottish Hellenic Society, Edinburgh, January 2016).
■ Respondent, ‘The Victorians and Classical Form’ Colloquium (University of Cambridge, May 2015).
■ ‘Memory, the Accusing Angel: Spiritualism, Scholarship, and Misdirection’ (Deep Classics, University of Bristol, November 2014).
■ ‘The Ghostly Greeks: Art, History and Misdirection in the Nineteenth Century’ (State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, October 2014).
■ ‘The emperor’s Caesar’ (Durham Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies, November 2013).
■ ‘Hercules burlesqued’ (Hercules: a hero for all ages Conference, Leeds, June 2013).
■ ‘Histories of power: Napoleon III’s ‘History of Julius Caesar’’ (Graeco-Roman Antiquity and the Idea of Nationalism Conference, Durham, June 2013).
■ ‘Classical Misdirections: Uncertainty and Classical Tradition’ (University of Leeds, March 2013).
■ ‘A Classical con in old New York’ (Leeds City Museum, November 2012).
■ ‘Mr. Masson and the lost city: A study in reception and absence’ (APA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, January 2012.
■ ‘Alexander and the art of deception: The edges of reception in nineteenth century Afghanistan’ (Durham University, September 2011).
■ ‘The Classical nadir’ (Classics and Class Conference, British Academy, July 2010).
■ ‘Forgetting the dead: Cato and the boundaries of remembrance’ (Memoria Romana Conference, Austin, April 2010).
■ ‘Benjamin and the waters of Lethe’ (NeMLA Conference, Montreal, April 2010).
■ ‘The edges of scholarship’ (Images of the Classical Scholar Colloquium, Princeton, April 2010).