Chris is a Teaching Officer in English Literature at Christ's and Director of Studies for Part 1 English students. He teaches literature from 1660 to the present, with specialisms in eighteenth-century and Romantic poetry. His first book, George Berkeley and Romanticism: Ghostly Language, came out in 2022 with Oxford University Press. He's published essays on the politics and philosophical implications of poetic form for Romantic writers including Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Keats, and Shelley, as well as Christina Rossetti, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, and others. He's currently at work on a project concerning the forms of abolitionist poetry.
Chris received his B.A. from the University of Exeter, and his M.Phil and Ph.D from King's College, Cambridge. He's been a visiting research fellow at the University of St Andrews and at Durham University. He was state-school educated and was a first-generation university student, and accordingly takes a strong interest in university admissions.