Position

Casual Academic
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Biography

Todd is a PhD Candidate and Tutor in English literature at Flinders University. He is a recipient of the Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) and participant in the Flinders 2018 Academic Internship Program for Doctoral Students (AIPDS). He completed a BA(Hons) with First Class Honours in art history at Charles Sturt University (2016), following from a BA in art history at Griffith University (2015).

His doctorate research examines the trope of the daimon in William Blake's epic poem Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion from a literary-humanistic perspective. His broader research interests include Romanticism, German Idealism, literary humanism, and the philosophy of literature. He is particularly interested in the intellectual history that engages with concepts of the imagination and reality, and their interaction in relation to ideas of human genius, creativity, and cultural development.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) (Charles Sturt/Griffith)

Honours, awards and grants

Australian Goverment Research Training Program Scholarship (AGRTPS) 2017-

Horizon Silver Award 2017, Flinders University

Dean's Award 2016, Charles Sturt University

Honours Scholarship 2016, Charles Sturt University

Key responsibilities

  • Postgraduate Representative, College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Higher Degree Research Committee, Flinders University
  • Postgraduate Representative, Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ANZSECS)
  • Committee Member, Flinders WHIP Postgraduate Association, 2018
  • Horizon Student Partners Program, 2018

Teaching interests

Tutor for ENGL2140: Epochs of English, Semester 1, 2018.

Research expertise

  • Literary studies 

Research interests

Romanticism and the long eighteenth century, including

  • William Blake
  • Genius and the daimonic
  • British Romantic literature
  • Romanticism
  • German Idealism

Literary humanism

Creativity, genius, and the daimonic in literature and art

Philosophy and literature

Literature and cultural influence

Publications

  • Dearing, T.W. (2017). The Daimonic Human in William Blake. Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment (The David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XVI) Griffith University, South Bank, Brisbane. Dec 2017.
  • Dearing, T.W. (2017). The Daimonic Human in William Blake. Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment (The David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XVI) Griffith University, South Bank, Brisbane. Dec 2017.

Professional and community engagement

  • Postgraduate Representative, College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Higher Degree Research Committee
  • Postgraduate Representative, Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ANZSECS)
  • Member
    • Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA)
    • Modern Langauge Association (MLA)
  • Participant in the Flinders 2018 Academic Internship Program for Doctoral Students (AIPDS)
  • Horizon Student Partners Program, 2018
  • Committee Member, Flinders WHIP Postgraduate Association, 2018

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