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I am a secondary school teacher and a part-time PhD student. I have BAs in Modern History from Oxford and English from the Open University, and an MA in Chinese Studies from SOAS, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Lake District Studies from Lancaster.
I am the author of six books: Between Darkness and Light (Eyrie Press, 2019), a novel about the Chinese Labour Corps in World War I; The Race (Cranachan, 2021), a children's novel about Eric "Chariots of Fire" Liddell; Out of the Classroom and Into the World (Angelico Press, 2018); 50 Books for Life: A Concise Guide to Catholic Literature (Angelico Press, 2019); Did Jesus Go To School? and other questions about parents, children and education (Redemptorist Press, 2019); and Popes, Emperors and Elephants: The First Thousand Years of Christian Culture (Angelico, 2021)
My research, which draws on recent work in both Theology and Literature, is situated at the intersection of debates over secularization, the liturgy, and the nature of the modern novel. I am… read more
My research, which draws on recent work in both Theology and Literature, is situated at the intersection of debates over secularization, the liturgy, and the nature of the modern novel. I am exploring secularization in world literature as well as the secularization of literature, focusing on the porous and buffered self, issues of time and temporality, and the concept of religion as a chain of memory. Drawing on recent liturgical theology, I am considering the extent to which the novel (and the "Catholic novel" in particular) can be understood as a migration of the holy from the Church into secular culture as a quasi-liturgical event while simultaneously remaining within the Church as an analogue of the liturgy.
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