PhD English Literature full-time.
Research Topic 'A rare instance of mystical genius': Redefining the Twentieth Century Literary Legacy of William Blake
Research Summary My research focuses on the influence of William Blake on the mystic writing of Irish Modernists W. B. Yeats, George William Russell 'AE', and James Stephens, and early twentieth century conceptions of William Blake as a mystic and visionary writer.
Research Interests Mysticism Esotericism and occult studies The Visionary Romanticism Modernism
Research Supervisors Dr Matthew Green Professor James Moran
Primary Funding Source Centre for Regional Literature and Culture, School of English (fully funded PhD studentship)
Conference Papers & Presentations A Mystic "Tradition"? A Study of the Esoteric Influences and Mystic Inheritance of George William Russell and W. B. Yeats, Transitions, April 2018