Scholarly Presentations

Invited Talks

2015    “Romantic Suburbs.” Speakers’ Series, Department of English, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2011    “The Origins of Suburbia in Nineteenth-Century London.” Atlantic Planners Institute Newfoundland and Labrador Branch Planner’s Plate, St. John’s City Hall, Canada.

Papers to be Presented

2017    “Halifax’s Literary Landmarks: Exploring Atlantic Canada’s Urban Blue/Green Spaces.” Speakers’ Series, Department of English, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Papers Presented

2016   “Suburbia’s Dark Secrets.” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

2016    “Towards a Thelwallian Theory of Place: The Case of Long Nineteenth-Century Halifax, Nova Scotia.” The Worlds of John Thelwall, New York City, New York, USA.

2016    “Thelwallian Legacies” (with Judith Thompson). Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

2016    “London’s Green Geographies: Walking the Urban Edges with John Thelwall and Elizabeth Helme.” A Celebration of the Humanities, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2014    “Fiction’s Romantic Suburbs.” Romantic Organizations: North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., USA.

2013    “Villas near London, Furniture and Fortunes from America.” Roots, Routes and Routs:  American and British Literature in the Long Eighteenth Century, Plymouth University, UK.

2012    “Locating Revolution: Suburban Space and London’s West End.” Locating Revolution: Place, Voice, Community 1780–1820, University of Aberystwyth, UK.

2012    “Suburban-scapes in Charlotte Smith’s Celestina.” British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, University of Oxford, UK.

2011    “Charlotte Smith’s Eighteenth-Century Sensory Suburbs.” Cultures of the Suburbs: International Research Network Symposium, NUI-Maynooth, Ireland.

2011    “Emergent Suburban Spaces in Jane Austen’s Emma.” German Society for English Romanticism International Symposium, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.

2011    “Suburban Spaces in Romantic-Period Fiction.” Chawton House Library Fellowship Seminar, Chawton House Library, UK.

2011    “The Emergent Suburban Man in Jane Austen’s Emma.” British Association for Romantic Studies Postgraduate Conference, Senate House, London, UK.

2011    “Making a Suburban Home.” British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Conference, University of Oxford, UK.

2010    “ ‘I wish they were…safe at home!’: The West End as Suburban Safety Zone during the Napoleonic Wars.” Ordnance: War, Architecture and Space, Cork, Ireland.

2010    “ ‘[D]anger nor dishonour can never assail us’: Soldiers, Seduction, and the Suburban (West End) in Elizabeth Helme’s Modern Times.” Literary London: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Representation of London, London, UK.

2010    “The ‘odious trammels of order and improvement?’: Becoming Suburban in London’s West End.” Arts Faculty Postgraduate Seminar Series, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

2009    “Taking the Country to the City: Redefining ‘Home’ in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of the Island.” Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA, USA.

Events Organized

2013 Suburbs before the Railway and the Automobile, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, UK, 3 May 2013. Keynote speakers: Professor Stephen Daniels and Dr. Elizabeth McKellar

2012 Exploring the Humanities: The Most Personal is the Most General, Humanities Research Centre (HRC), University of Warwick, UK, 20 June 2012 (with Maria Hetzer, German and Theatre Studies; Jonathan Durham, French Studies; and Christian Smith, English). Invited Speakers: Professor Thomas Docherty and Professor Jacqueline Labbe

2012 Spaces of Work, 1770-1830, HRC, University of Warwick, UK, 28 April 2012
(with Joseph Morrissey). Keynote speakers: Dr. Jennie Batchelor (in absentia) and Dr. Karen Harvey

2011 Picturing Women’s Health, 1750-1910, University of Warwick, UK, 22 January 2011 (with Francesca Scott and Ji Won Chung). Keynote speakers: Professor Hilary Marland and Dr. Claire Brock

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