Q. Will you share your scholarly CV with us?
A. Sure. Here’s education and scholarly honors. I taught at lot at Stanford in literature, memoir writing, and nonfiction writing. I’ve also taught undergrads in the UK and Colorado. But here is the scholarly stuff.
2017 University of Sedona, Arizona, USA, BSc in Metaphysical Science
2014 Stanford University, California, USA, PhD in English
Dissertation: “Reading the Bestseller: Anatomy of 20,000 novels”, now The Bestseller Code (Penguin; St. Martins), translated into ten languages.
Specializations in contemporary literary culture and the institutions of reading, the history of literary criticism, English Studies as a discipline, postmodern fiction and art, myth, the bestseller through time, distant reading, screenplay and drama, and literature and theory post 1960.
2007 St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, UK MA in English
2004 St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, UK BA(Hons) in English, First Class and St. John’s Scholar of 2004
Editor of MAYS and InPrint: Cambridge’s creative writing journals. Travel writer, book reviewer, and special guest interviewer for Varsity. Dissertation: “Camouflage and cognition: the reception history of BLAST”, later published in Wyndham Lewis and the Cultures of Modernity, eds. Gasiorek, Reeve-Tucker and Waddell (Ashgate). Specialization in tragedy, contemporary British and American literature (post 1980), and literary and cultural theory from Plato to the present day.
2000 London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Gold Medal in the Speaking of Verse and Prose (qualifies teaching)
1999 Bradford Girls’ Grammar School, West Yorkshire, UK A-Level: English Literature (A), History (A), French (A),
German (A), General Studies (A)
1997 GCSE: Ten subjects, all at grade A*
SCHOLARLY GRANTS, PRIZES & HONORS
2014 Doctoral Valedictorian, Department of English, Stanford University
2013 Mellon Foundation Fellowship
2010 Full Distinction Scholarship to School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University,
“Digital Discourse: Theory, Art Archive”
2004 Cambridge University Wytehead Scholarship for outstanding results at Tripos 2004 St. John’s College Prize for 1st Class Dissertation
1999 Governors’ Leaving Award for outstanding achievement
1999 BGGS Award for English
1999 BGGS Award for National Public Speaking