Research events are listed below, for early career/HE talks see my ECR pages.


Roundtable participant, “Mobility and Transport”. Mobility of things: pasts, presents and futures. National Railway Museum, York, 17-18 December 2018.

Keynote presentations

“Sea treasures in nineteenth-century literature.” Keynote presentation. Becoming sea treasures: epistemological constructions and marine resource regulation. 3ROceans conference 2018. University of the Azores, 12 to 14th September 2018. Sea treasures slides.

“From walking the Moors to threading the streets: Charlotte Brontë’s journeys.” Keynote presentation. Traversing land, sea, and sky: travel and the landscape. University of Bristol, 25th April 2018.


“This moving panorama of life”: Re-inserting transport into the history of the Great Exhibition”. Making the Connections – Transport and its Place in History; conference of the York Transport Historians, sponsored by the National Railway Museum at King’s Manor, York, 16th November 2016. Abstract.

“Brontë Countries: The Literary Landscapes of Haworth and Brussels in Charlotte Brontë’s Legacy”. Literary Yorkshires workshop, 21st May 2016.

“‘The distance is quite imaginary’: Locating the nation and the world in Dickens’s David Copperfield“. Texts in Place/Place in Texts symposium, Royal Holloway, University of London, 21st May 2015. Abstract.

“‘So very oriental’: British masculinity and the travelling body in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford“. Border Masculinities, Lancaster University, 19-20th September 2014.

Victorian literary mobilities: the case of Dickens’s Bleak House.” Mobility Cultures Colloquium, Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University, 5th September 2014.

“Literary Mobilities: post-2012 reflections on locating literature in national landscapes.” Shakespeare on the Road symposium, Shakespeare Centre, 11th October 2013.

Conference papers

“Sensing outwards: suntanned skin and the borders between self and world in Victorian medicine and culture.” North American Victorian studies Association annual conference, 11th to 14 October 2018.

“Transport”: Special Topic Panel host, Victorian Popular Fiction Association, 19-21st July 2017.

“Brontë’s Brussels:  Locating the Brontë Legacy Abroad.” Charlotte Brontë: A Bicentennial Celebration of her Life and Works, May 2016.

“‘Dying of thirst and fever under a scorching sun’: representing India in John Marchmont’s Legacy.” Sensational Influences: Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Literary Legacy, September 2015. “

“‘An ecstasy of freedom and enjoyment’: gender and mobility in Charlotte Brontë’s writing.” Victorian Modernities, University of Kent, 25-27th June 2014.

“‘A brown sunburnt gentleman’: the travelling male body in Victorian literature.” Victorian Masculinities: Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar, University of Nottingham, 16th January 2014.

“‘Unnumbered threatening eyes’: Continental Crossings in Charlotte Bronte’s Villette.” Rethinking the Nineteenth Century, University of Sheffield, 24th August 2013. 

“Locating the Victorians: mobility, place and the past in neo-Victorian culture”; Neo-Victorian Cultures: The Victorians Today, Liverpool John Moores University, 24-26th July 2013. 

“From local to global and back again: Locating Dickens in the bicentenary year”; position paper for Dickens: Local and Global seminar, BAVS/NAVSA/AVSA Conference “The Local and the Global“, Venice, 3rd-6th June 2013.

“‘Something in the place’: Dickens 2012 and Literary Tourism”; Dickens Day 2012, Institute of English Studies, 13th October 2012. 

“‘What Connection can there be?’ Objects, People and Place in Henry Mayhew’s 1851: or, the Adventures of Mr and Mrs Sandboys.” Victorian Things Revisited, Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar, 29th June 2012.

“‘A moving and a moving on’: Mobility, Space and the Nation in Dickens’s Bleak House“. Dickens Day 2011: Institute of English Studies, 15th October 2011.

“‘A perambulating mass of woollen goods’: Bodily composition in mid-nineteenth century railway representation”. Composition and Decomposition BAVS 2011: University of Birmingham, 1st-3rd September 2011.

“‘The Formation of a Surface’: Travelling Bodies in Dickens’s Little Dorrit‘”. Travel in the Nineteenth Century: Narratives, Histories and Collections: University of Lincoln, 11th-13th July 2011.

“‘Wandering out into the World’: Women Walking in the mid-Victorian Novel”. 18th and 19th Century British Women Writers Conference; Texas A&M University, April 2010.

“Traversing the City: Embodied Transit Spaces in Charlotte Bronte’s Villette“. Literary London 2009; Queen Mary, University of London, July 2009.

“Embodying the City in the Victorian Novel: ‘the heart of city life’ in Charlotte Bronte’s Villette“.Victorian Feeling: Touch, Bodies,Emotions, BAVS 2008: University of Leicester, September 2008.

“‘Everything Dissolving into Cloud’: The Space of the Journey in Dickens’ Little Dorrit“. The Novel and Its Borders; University of Aberdeen, July 2008.

“The Re-mythologising Body in Angela Carter’s The Passion of New Eve“. Debating the Difference: Gender, Representation and Self-Representation. University of Dundee, September 2007.

Research seminars

New History Lab, 11th December 2015: “Sunburnt Gentlemen: Gendering Empire in Dickens’s Novels.”

Nottingham Trent research seminar, 15th January 2014: “‘A brown sunburnt gentleman’: Global travel and the male body in the mid-Victorian novel.”

Bangor University School of English Research Seminar, 11th December 2013: “‘Wandering like a wild thing’: Rural women and walking in George Eliot’s early fiction.”

Sheffield Hallam Department of English Staff Research Seminar, 30th November 2012: “Travelling bodies and local-global negotiations in the mid-Victorian novel.”

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