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Selected Publications


    • Women Poets and Urban Aestheticism: Passengers of Modernity. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005. Shortlisted for the 2006 ESSE Book Awards for Cultural Studies.
    • Michael Field, The Poet, Published and Unpublished Materials. Co-written and co-edited with Marion Thain. Ontario: Broadview Press, 2009. Nominated by Broadview for Modern Language Association 2011 Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition.
    • Victorian Literature. A Sourcebook. Lead editor with John Plunkett. Eds. John Plunkett, Ana Parejo Vadillo, Regenia Gagnier, Angelique Richardson, Rick Rylance and Paul Young. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011.
    • Cosmopolitan Aestheticism: The Aesthete as Intellectual (in progress)

Journal Editions

    • Literary Culture and Women Poets. Special Issue of Journal of Victorian Literature  and Culture 34 (2). Cambridge University Press, 2006. Guest Editor (with Marion Thain).
    • Science, Literature and the Darwin Year. Special Issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth-Century. No. 11: December 2010. Co-edited with Carolyn Burdett and Paul White.  (
    • Michael Field. Special Issue of Victorian Poetry (Guest editor with Sarah Parker) Due out 2016.

Chapters and Articles in Books and Refereed Journals

    • ‘The Bundle of the Living: Generational Change in To the Lighthouse’. Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. Ed. By Allison Pease. (Due out in 2015).
    • ‘ “Gay Strangers”: Reflections on Decadence and the Decadent Poetics of A.Mary F. Robinson.’ Cahiers Victoriens et Édouardiens 78 (2014). Special Issue on Emprunts et empreintes de la langue étrangère dans la littérature victorienne etédouardienne. Ed. Emily Eells. In press.
    • ‘Another Renaissance: The Decadent Poetic Drama of A.C. Swinburne and Michael Field’ in Decadent Poetics: Literature and Form at the British Fin de Siècle. Eds. Jason Hall and Alex Murray. Basingstoke: Palgrave, September 2013. 116-140.
    • ‘Cosmopolitan Aestheticism: The Affective “Italian” Ethics of A. Mary F. Robinson’ in Comparative Critical Studies, 10.2 (June 2013), special issue on Fin-de- Siècle Cosmopolitanism. eds. Stefano Evangelista and Richard Hibbitt.
    • ‘Living Art: Michael Field, Aestheticism and Dress’ in Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi and Patricia Zakreski, eds., Crafting the Woman Professional in the Long Nineteenth Century. Artistry and Industry in Britain. Aldershot: Ashgate, October 2013. 243-271.
    • ‘Aestheticism and Decoration: At Home with Michael Field’ in Cahiers Victoriens et Édouardiens 74 (2011) 17-35.
    • ‘Editing Michael Field: Taking Fin-de-Siècle Women's Poetry to a Broader Audience’ in Adrienne E. Gavin and Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton, eds., Writing Women of the Fin de Siècle: Authors of Change. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011. 70-85. Co-written with Marion Thain.
    • ‘Railway Passenger and the Training of the Eye’ in Matthew Beaumont andMichael Freeman, eds., Tracks to Modernity: Constructing a Cultural History of the Railway. Peter Lang, 2007. 45-69. Co-written with John Plunkett.
    • “Aestheticism ‘At Home’ in London: A. Mary F. Robinson and the Aesthetic Sect” in Stephen Barber and Gail Cunningham, eds., London Eyes: Reflections of London in Text and Images. New York, Oxford: Berghahn, 2007. 59-78.
    • ‘Outmoded Dramas: History and Modernity in Michael Field’s Aesthetic Plays’ in Margaret Stetz and Cheryl Wilson, eds., Michael Field and Their World. London: Rivendale Press, 2007. 237-249.
    • ‘Fin-de-Siècle Renaissance: Diversity, History, Modernity.’ (Co-written with Marion Thain) Editors’ Topic Literary Culture and Women Poets. Special Issue (15 essays) of Journal of Victorian Literature and Culture 34 (2) Cambridge University Press, 2006. 389-403.
    • ‘Immaterial Poetics: A. Mary F. Robinson and the Fin-de-Siècle Poem’ in Joseph Bristow, ed., The Fin-de-Siècle Poem. Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2005. 231-260.
    • ‘A Note on the Liquid Crystal Screen and Victorian Poetry’ in Victorian Poetry. Ed., Linda K. Hughes, special Issue on “Whither Victorian Poetry” (Spring 2003). 531-36.
    • ‘Poetics on the Line: The Effect of Mass-Transport in Urban Culture’ in Nineteenth-Century Geographies: Anglo-American Tactics of Space. Eds. Helena Michie and Ronald Thomas. Rutgers, 2003. 237-250.
    • ‘Phenomena in Flux: The Aesthetics and Politics of Travelling in Modernity’ in Women’s Experiences of Modernity. Eds. Ann Ardis and Leslie Lewis. John Hopkins University Press, December 2002. 205-220.
    • Sight and Song: Transparent Translations and a Manifesto for the Observer’ in Victorian Poetry. Special Issue on ‘Women Poets 1890-1918’ Vol. 38. No.1 (Spring 2000). 15-34.
    • ‘New Woman Poets and the Culture of the salon at the fin de siècle’ in Women: A Cultural Review, Vol. 10. No. 1. (1999). 22-34.

Selected Talks

    • ‘Amy Levy and Virginia Woolf: ’Bus, Modernity and the Novel’. Invited Speaker. The Year of the Bus Symposium (150 Years of the Bus), London Transport Museum, 18 October 2014.
    • ‘On Loving Japanese Wallpapers’. Writing 1900: Literary Spaces and Communities. Centre for British Studies, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Berlin, 10-11 October 2013.
    • ‘An (Expatriate) Aesthete in Paris’. ESF Exploratory Workshop on Re-valuing Aestheticism and Modernism through their (Dis)credited Figures. Aesthetics, Ethics and Economics 1860-1940. Montpellier, France, 2-4 October 2013 .
    • ‘Romantic Retro’. Romanticism at the Fin de Siècle. Trinity College, Oxford, 14-15 June 2013.
    • ‘“Intimate Communion”: The World at Home, At Home in the World.’ The Global and the Local, NAVSA/BAVS/AVSA Supernumerary Conference, Venice 3-6, 2013 June, Italy.
    • ‘Mme Darmesteter: English Aestheticism Becomes French’. Colloque: Emprunts et empreintes de la langue étrangère dans la littérature victorienne et édouardienne. Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense CREA (Centre de Recherches Anglophones). Paris, 1-2 February 2013
    • ‘Aestheticism and Dress’, Queen Mary English Department Research Seminar. London, 26 January 2013.
    • ‘The Pegasus Pendant, 1901’. Writing 1900: Objects. Centre for British Studies Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 27 October 2012.
    • ‘Aestheticism, in Retrospect.’ Decadent Poetics Conference. University of Exeter, 1-2 July.
    • ‘Living Art: Aestheticism, Dress and Michael Field’. Aesthetic Lives. University Paul-Valery, Montpellier, France, 23-24 September. KEYNOTE. 2011.
    • ‘An English Aesthete in Paris: A. Mary F. Robinson in the 1890s’ Fin-de-Siècle Cosmopolitanism: A Workshop Conference. The Leeds Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds. 4 July 2011.
    • Swinburne, Michael Field and the Late-Victorian Closet Drama.’ Swinburne Centenary Conference, IES, 10-11 July 2009.
    • ‘Europeans Mobilities: An Intellectual in Paris.’ London Nineteenth-CenturySeminar. 29 November 2008.
    • ‘Dyonisiac Tendencies in Michael Field’s poetry.’ Meter Matters. University of Exeter, 3-5 July 2008.
    • ‘The Female Artist as an Eccentric: On Being Michael Field.’ Artistry and Industry. University of Exeter, 18-20 July 2008.
    • ‘Channel Tunnel: The Aesthetic Transformations of A. Mary F. Robinson.’Cultural Transformations in the English-speaking World. Université de Provence, Aix-Marseille I, France, 14-16 March 2008.
    • ‘From Water to Steam: The Age of the Passenger’. Colloque de la Société Française d’Études Victoriennes et Édouardiennes (SFEVE). Université de Provence, Aix- Marseille I, France. 18-19 January 2008.