Thesis Title: Landscape, Exile and Form in the Collected Works of D. H. Lawrence
This project seeks an understanding of the fluctuating trajectory of D. H. Lawrence's anxieties regarding home, exile and nationhood in relation to his transnational travels. It seeks to relate such anxieties to the open-ended fictional forms Lawrence uses to depict landscape as well as ideas of place. The central claim of this thesis is that Lawrence's exilic experiences informed his changing relationship with Eastwood and the Nottinghamshire region, and that this relationship can be traced in the narrative ambivalence, evident most clearly in his novels and novellas, with which he assesses ideas about the dislocation and homelessness of travel.
Recently co-founded the D. H. Lawrence Studies Network at the University of Birmingham.