Introduction

Since 2018 I’ve taught German at several colleges as a stipendiary lecturer. I grew up in Nottingham and moved to Oxford in 2007 after a year teaching English in Prague. I did a BA in French and German, with a year spent in Berlin, and an MSt in German, both at Magdalen, and a DPhil in German at Somerville and briefly at the FU Berlin. I was then a Laming Junior Fellow here at Queen’s. I returned to Queen’s in 2021, where I teach modern German literature and translation. I specialise in poetry and poetics – the topic of my first book, Reading Colour (2019) – and in writing about art.