Research

Bright Star, Green Light: The Beautiful Works and Damned Lives of John Keats and F. Scott Fitzgerald will be published in 2021 by William Collins in the UK and Yale University Press in North America.

I am currently using my public lectures on How the Humanities can save the Planet for the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University as a springboard into a transhistorical and interdisciplinary book called Green Thought. In my leisure hours, I am writing a “bibliomemoir” called Mad about Shakespeare: My Education.

My long-term research plan is a ludicrously over-ambitious book  about representations in western literature, art and theatre of the relationship between humankind and the natural world. Its provisional title is A Natural History of Western Culture: from Gilgamesh to Global Warming. But that won’t be coming any time soon …

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