Area: English Literature
My thesis explores the portrayal of addiction in nineteenth- century culture. Encompassing serialised fiction, popular journalism, illustrations and images, as well as specialised medical articles, my research considers the cultural and scientific values associated with the use and abuse of substances such as opium, alcohol and cocaine. As both a sensationalised literary figure and an increasingly problematical medical case study, the addict articulates fundamental social concerns surrounding the human body and scientific advancement.
Supervisor: Anthony Mandal
MA History of Art – University of Bristol - 2011
MA English Literature – Cardiff University - 2010
BA English Literature – Cardiff University - 2008
Conferences, Symposia and Seminars
Priming in Second Language Word Association. Lexical Studies Research Network Conference 2013; Cardiff University, UK (March 20, 2013).
Word Association Profiles and Language Learning Strategies. The 22nd Vocabulary Acquisition Research Group Conference; Swansea University, UK (March 17, 2012).
Replicating Rabbits: Toward a Comprehensive Categorization of Word Association Responses. The 1st Annual JALT Vocabulary SIG Symposium; Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka (March 3, 2012)
Cognitive Processes in Grammatical Word Associations. The 20th Vocabulary Acquisition Research Group Conference; Swansea University, UK (March 18, 2010).
Grammatical Word Associations and Processes. The 6th Annual Meeting of the JACET Vocabulary Acquisition Research SIG; Reitaku University, Tokyo (December 5, 2009).
Cognitive Processes in Atypical Word Associations. The 34th JALT International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning; Tokyo (November 2, 2008).
Word Association and Cognitive Processes. The 3rd Annual Colloquium of the Shinshu ELT Research Group; Shinshu University, Matsumoto (March 4, 2007).
Word Association and the Second Language Mental Lexicon. General Meeting of JALT, Ibaraki Chapter; Tsuchiura (December 10, 2006).
Postgraduate Tutor for undergraduate English Literature.