Talks

Conference Presentations

  • “Slippery Sea Borders: The UK’s War on Invasive Marine Species.” Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of British Cultures, Online Conference hosted by Saarland University, 20 November 2020. 
  • “Trolling Masculinity: The Performativity of Gender on Dating Apps.” International Conference “Performativity and Creativity in Modern Cultures.” Charles University Prague, 23 November 2019.
  • “Exposure, Contamination, and ‘Peculiar Feelings’: The Travelling Skin of Victorian Horsewomen and Railway Passengers.” International Conference “Locating Intersections of Medicine and Mobility in 19th-Century Britain”, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, 4 October 2020.
  • “Constructing Whiteness in Victorian Dermatology.” Colloquium “Politics, Poetics and World Literature IV.” 9th Institute for World Literature (IWL) at Harvard University, 16 July 2019.
  • “Looking through Pores: Dermatological Scales.” Annual Conference of the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA), St. Petersburg, Florida, 12 October 2018.
  • “Pores and Purification: Measuring Character through the Skin.” Supernumerary Conference of Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, Roma Tre University, 14 June 2018.
  • “‘Skin-Tight Politics’: Bodily Boundaries in 19th-Century Britain.” Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures, Technical University Dortmund, 23 November 2017.
  • “‘It’s Normal and Natural’: Public Breastfeeding and (Post-)Feminism in the UK.” International Conference “Infant Nutrition, Child Health Care and Gender in an International Comparison in the 20th/21st Century”, Vill/Igls, 5 October 2017.
  • “(Un)Bound by the Skin: Redefining Bodily Borders in Medicine and Literature.” Annual Conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, 23 August 2017.
  • “Complex Complexions: A Skin-Deep Reading of Victorian Literature.” Annual Conference of the Austrian Association of University Teachers of English, University of Salzburg, 6 May 2017.
  • “‘Anyone Foreign?’ Passing in the White City from 7/7 to Brexit.” International Conference “The Intersections of Whiteness”, Technical University Dortmund/Ruhr University Bochum, 11 January 2017.
  • “Mind the Gaze: Policing the Travelling Other in the 21st-Century Terror City.” Conference of the European Race & Imagery Foundation, University of Innsbruck, 4 November 2016.
  • “Pregnant with Im/possibilities: Policing the Maternal Body in Public Space.” International Conference “Im/Possibilities: On the Production, Distribution, and Articulation of the Possible and Impossible”, University of Kiel, 1 October 2016.
  • “Terrorised by the ‘War on Terror’? The Neurotic Citizen Subject.” International Conference “Psychoanalysis and Cultural Studies”, Ruhr University Bochum, 19 June 2015.
  • “‘Do not run on the platforms … if you look a bit foreign’: Constructing the Travelling Terrorist Subject.” Annual Conference of the Terror on Tour Network, University of Roehampton, London, 11 April 2015.
  • “The Politics of Representing the Enemy: (Sub)Versions of the Them/Us Dichotomy in Contemporary British War Drama.” Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), Charles University Prague, 31 May 2013.
  • “‘Griefless Girlfriends’ and the Deconstruction of Heroic Masculinity in Contemporary British War Drama.” International Conference “Contemporary Gendered Performance & Practice”, Queen’s University Belfast, 13 April 2013.

Invited Talks and Guest Lectures

  • Victorian Literature, Dermatology, and Thinking in Cases.” Invited Talk in the Victoriographies Research Group Seminar Series, University of Surrey, 22 April 2021.
  • “Becoming Broccoli: The Plant and Animal Life of Victorian Skin.” Guest Lecture, University of Vienna, 28 October 2020.
  • “Expressive Skins: Readability and Response-ability in 19th-Century Literature.” Guest Lecture, University of Konstanz, 21 January 2020.
  • “Meine Haut &/= ich: Beginnt und endet Subjektivität mit der Körpergrenze?” Lecture at Philosophisches Café, University of Innsbruck, 14 December 2017.
  • “Facts, Facts, Facts (?): The Documentary Impulse and Political Theatre after 9/11.” Guest Lecture, University of Siegen, 24 October 2017.
  • “Neurotic Tendencies in the ‘War on Terror.’” Guest Lecture, Technical University Dortmund, 17 January 2017.