Talks

(Selection)

“Restoration Verse Satire as Life-Writing: Reading Nell Gwyn,” guest lecture, University of Bamberg. 26 Jan 2017.

“From Celebrity ‘Whore’ to Romantic Heroine: Images of Nell Gwyn in Restoration Satire and Contemporary Biofiction,” Conference paper, Wolfson College, University of Oxford: Celebiography: Celebrity and Life-Writing in Dialogue. 19 Nov 2016. (See podcast)

Opening address of section “Life-Writing and Celebrity: Exploring Intersections,” with Sandra Mayer, University of Galway, Conference of the European Society for the Study of English, 24 Aug 2016. (Co-convenor of section)

“Re-Imagining Famous Women Artists: Fictional and Filmic Afterlives,” Guest lecture, Cultures of Celebrity lecture series, University of Vienna, 14 Jan 2016.

“Spoken Word Poetry.” Guest lecture, ‘Literature in the Arts Context lecture series, University of Salzburg, 17 Dec 2015.

“The Novelistic Afterlives of Elizabeth Barrett Browning,” Guest lecture, The Browning Society, St Marylebone Parish Church London, 13 Sep 2015.

Conference opening address, “Biography and/as Experimental Fiction”, with Lucia Boldrini, Goldsmiths University of London, 5 June 2015. (Conference convenor)

“Re-Examining the Public/Private Dichotomy in Biographical Fictions about Historical Women Artists,” Conference paper, Writing Women’s Lives, Bath Spa University, 26 April 2015.

“Manifestations of the Carnivalesque: Understanding Bakhtin,” Workshop for PhDs, International Salzburg Easter School, University of Salzburg, 25 Mar 2015.

“Romantic Heroine to Political Poet: Novelistic Afterlives of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.” Guest lecture, University of Gießen, 30 Jan 2015.

“The Woman Poet in Fiction: Novelistic Afterlives of Elizabeth Barrett Browning,” Conference paper, Women Writing across Cultures, University of Oxford, 28 Sept 2014.

“Elizabeth Barrett Browning in Fiction: Gendering Novelistic Afterlives.” Guest lecture, King’s College London, 24 Sept 2014.

“Nell Gwyn in Contemporary Romance Novels: Biography, Individuality, and the Dictates of ‘Genre Literature’.” Conference paper, Genre/Genres, Université Paris-Est Créteil, 22 Nov 2013.

“Nell Gwyn: A Dubious Romantic Heroine in Biographical Novels of the 21st Century.” Guest lecture, St Anne’s College, Oxford University, 13 Nov 2013.

“Dutiful Wife or Feminist Pioneer: A Portrait of the Artist.” 35-min radio feature for “Von Tag zu Tag” programme on national radio station OE1. Moderator: Natasa Konopitzky. 19 June 2013, 2.05pm.

“Journeys of (Self-)Discovery: Clara Wieck-Schumann and Artemisia Gentileschi in Biofiction.” Conference paper. Thinking Space, Humboldt Universität Berlin, 3 Nov 2012.

“The (Re-)Making of Clara Wieck-Schumann: Celebrity and Gender in Biofiction.” Guest lecture, Kings College University of London, 26 Sep 2012.

“Live Poetry: Approaching Poetry in Performance.” Guest lecture, University of Augsburg, 2 May 2012.

“Clara Wieck in Vienna: the Making of a Star Retold in Biofiction.” Conf. paper. Celebrity Conference, Interdisciplinary.Net Prague, 15 March 2012.

“Lip Up Fatty: Marketing Live Poetry as Popular Culture.” Conf. paper, States of the Art: Considering Poetry Today. Saarbrücken, Univ. des Saarlandes: 23 Oct 2008.