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Talks and Presentations

Selected Conference papers:

  • ‘Vernon Lee and the Modernity of Ruins’, Vernon Lee Anniversary Conference, Florence , May 2019
  • ‘Gender and Sculpture in Antique Fiction: Female Bodies, Material Afterlives’, Birkbeck, November 2018
  • The Orchid Mania: Men, Fiction and Flowers at the Fin de siècle’, British Association for Victorian Studies, Cardiff, September 2016
  • ‘Curating Feeling’, a panel discussion with Lynda Nead, Michael Hatt and Alison Smith, ‘The Arts and Feeling in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture’, Birbeck, July 2015.
  • ‘Collecting, Classification and the Dandiacal Body’, Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, Boston MA, March 2015.
  • ‘Curating Feeling: Sentimental Art and Notions of Value’, British Association for Victorian Studies, Sheffield, 2012

Invited Papers:

  • ‘Curating Oscar Wilde’, Oxford Brookes, November 2017.
  • Panel on The Marble Faun (with Prof. Catharine Edwards), Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies, 2015
  • ‘Fiction, illustration and the classical past’, Centre for Material Texts, Cambridge, 2015
  • ‘Hypatia in the 1890s’, Fictions of Antiquity, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) University of Cambridge, 2014
  • ‘Gendered Things’, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 2014
  • ‘Sculpture, Photography and the Material Text: Illustrating Historical Objects in The Marble Faun’, Objects of Modernity, University of Birmingham, 2014
  • ‘The Erotics of Late Nineteenth-Century Book Collecting’, Perversions of Paper, Birkbeck College, University of London, 2014