Talks & Events


Invited Lectures

Conference papers

Public talks

Shelley’s Long Poems in Victorian Anthologies

Shelley Conference, Institute for Advanced Study, University of London, September 2017 Read more

Byron and the Difficulty of Beginning Lecture in Melbourne

The University of Melbourne, 7 March 2018 Read more

Collaborative Authorship

Rountable, MLA Convention, New York City – 4-7 January 2018 Read more

Passing Time in Victorian Illustrations to Romantic Poetry

MLA Convention, New York – 4-7 January 2018 Read more

Libel Law and Reviewing in Early Blackwood’s

The Blackwood’s Bicentenary Conference, University of Edinburgh, 25-26 July 2017. Read more

Improving Shelley in Victorian Sermons

‘Improving Shelley in Victorian Sermons’, BARS, York University – 27-30 July 2017 Read more

Retro-fitted Illustrations and Victorian Modernity

‘Woodpeckings: Victorian prints, illustration and word-image narratives’, British Museum – 17 June 2017 Read more

What the Victorians Made of Romanticism

University of Uppsala – 22 May 2017 Read more

Catching up with Walking Stuart

Plenary Lecture ‘The Lost Romantics’, University of Vechta, Germany – 11-14 May 2017 Read more

The Death of the Paperback

Roundtable discussion, Edinburgh Science Festival – April 2017 Read more

What is Book History?

Lyon and Turnbull Auctioneers, as part of ‘Rare Books Edinburgh’ – March 2017 Read more

Does the Academic Book have a Future?

Academic Book Week Event, University of Edinburgh Library – January 2017 Read more

The Academic Book of the Future: An Academic Perspective

Academic Book Week Event, Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow – January 2017 Read more

Scott in Stone: The Scott Monument in the Victorian Pantheon

Walter Scott Club, Edinburgh – November 2016 Read more

Wordsworth, Photography, and the Invention of the Lake District

The Wordsworth Trust, Dove Cottage, Grasmere – October 2016 Read more

Retro-fitted Illustrations and Temporal Dislocations’

NASSR, ‘Romanticism and its Discontents’, Berkeley – August 2016 Read more

Byron and the Good Death

International Byron Conference, Paris – July 2016 Read more

Scattered Odes in Shattered Books: Victorian Anthologies as Data

Plenary Lecture, Print Networks Conference, NUI Galway – July 2016 Read more

Scattered Odes in Shattered Books: Romantic Poems in Victorian Anthologies

Lecture at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia – 17 March 2016 Read more

Why Do Academics Write Books?

Academic Book Week Event, Blackwells Bookstore, Edinburgh – November 2015 Read more

Byron’s Unlikely Celebrity in Victorian Sermons

University of Vienna – November 2015 Read more

Celebrity in Historical Perspective

Roundtable, After-image: Life Writing and Celebrity, The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities and Wolfson College, Oxford – September 2015 Read more

Celebrity and Anonymity in the Long Eighteenth Century

University of Edinburgh ‘Literary Commerce in 18th-Century Britain’ Workshop – July 2015 Read more

Victorian Illustrated Editions: Renovating Romanticism

British Association of Romantic Studies Conference, ‘Romantic Imprints’ , Cardiff University – July 2015 Read more

Renovating Romanticism in Victorian Illustrated Books

University of Pennsylvania – April 2015 Read more

Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine and the Language of Personal Attack

Edinburgh Bibliographical Society – April 2015 Read more

Scattered Odes in Shattered Books: Victorian Anthologies as Data

Bucknell University – April 2015 Read more

Renovating Romanticism in Victorian Illustrated Books

University of Pennsylvania – April 2015 Read more

Byron and the Scotch Reviewers

Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of York – November 2014 Read more

Celebrity and Anonymity in Romantic Britain

Celebrity Studies Seminar, Centre for Life Writing, Oxford University – November 2014 Read more

Scott in Stone, Byron in Bronze

‘Embodying Literary Celebrity in Multiple Media’, Lancaster University – September 2014 Read more

The Interacting with Print MultiGraph

Roundtable, NASSR, Washington DC – July 2014 Read more

Walter Scott’s Transatlantic Celebrity: A Tale of Two Monuments

Plenary Lecture, ‘Nineteenth-Century Celebrity Encounters: Transatlantic Fame in Britain and America’, University of Portsmouth – July 2014 Read more

Organizing Byron’s Lyrics in Victorian Anthologies

NASSR, ‘Romantic Organizations’ , Washington, DC – July 2014 Read more

Taming Don Juan

Plenary Lecture, ‘Byron and the Margins of Romanticism’ conference, University of Vechta, Germany – June 2014 Read more

Periodicity as Generational Change in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Periodisation: Pleasures and Pitfalls, All Souls College, Oxford – June 2014 Read more

The Scott Monument and the Reformed Nation

Waverley at 200, University of Dundee – March 2014 Read more

“Scattered Odes” in “Shattered Books”: Romantic Poets in Victorian Anthologies

Lecture at Durham University, Department of English, November 2013. Read more

Scott in Stone, Byron in Bronze: Statues, Photographs and Poets in the British Pantheon

Lecture at University of Durham, Hatfield College, October 2013. Read more