‘The Woman Worker and the Male Journalist’, Working Class Movement Library Invisible Histories season, Autumn 2016 (TBA)
‘Sex in the City: Margaret Harkness and Late-Victorian London’, States of Independence book festival, March 2016
‘Clarion Literature’, Public lecture for the Clarion exhibition, Working Class Movement Library, Salford, March 2012.
‘Reading Across The Page: Socialism and Serialisation’, North-West Long Nineteenth Century Seminar, April 2010.
Recent Conference Papers
'Wrapt in Advertisements at the Feet of Nelson: Margaret Harkness, Out of Work and Trafalgar Square', From Brontë to Bloomsbury: Realism, Sensation and the New in Women’s Writing from the 1840s to the 1930s, International Centre for Victorian Women Writers, Canterbury Christchurch University, July 2016
‘Margaret Harkness, ‘Connie’: Melodrama and Socialist Fiction’, Women’s History Network, University of Kent, Canterbury, September 2015
‘Sex in the City: The London Novels of Margaret Harkness’, Literary London Conference, Senate House, July 2015
‘Fiction, Feuilleton and the British Socialist Press’, Places, Spaces and the Victorian Periodical Press: Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, Delaware, September 2014
‘The Working Class and Public Space in British Socialist Fiction, 1884-1914’, Between Places and Spaces: Landscapes of Liminality, Trinity College, Dublin, June 2014
‘Breaking with Tradition: Socialist Fiction, Socialist Periodicals and Political Change’, Tradition and the New: Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, Salford University, July 2013
‘“Are We Christians?”: W. T. Stead, Keir Hardie and the Boer War’, W. T. Stead Centenary Conference, British Library, April 2012.
‘The Walking Tour: The Clarion Flaneur, Writers and Readers’, DMU History Seminar, April 2011.
‘From Introductory to Valedictory: Serial Fiction and the Clarion’, British Association for Victorian Studies, University of Glasgow, September 2010.
‘‘No one suddenly announced that he was a gargoyle and wanted a place at the American table’: Transnationalism and Twenty-First Century American Gothic’, Angels and Demons Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University, June 2010.
‘From Local to Global: fin de siècle Socialist Periodical Networks’, Symposium, Centre for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, June 2009.
'"The Women's Labour Problem" (Justice, 6 May 1893, 1): The role of the maternal in fin de siècle British Socialist Fiction, The Other Nineteenth Century, Chester University, June 2009.
‘Feeling Marx: Fin de Siècle British Socialism, Ideology and Periodical Fiction’, BAVS, University of Leicester September 2008.
‘Re-Humanising Marx: Theory, Praxis and the Literature of Fin de Siècle British Socialists’, Is There a Human in this Text Conference, De Montfort University, July 2008.
‘‘Nunquam’, ‘John Smith’ and the Character of Clarion Socialism’, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, Roehampton University, July 2008.
James Keir Hardie 15 August 1856-26 September 1915, Working Class Movement Library, Salford, with the Society for the Study of Labour History and the Keir Hardie Society, 26th September 2015.
‘“Making It New”: Victorian and Modernist Literature and Periodicals, 1875-1935’, internationals one-day conference with Louise Kane, De Montfort University, 28 February 2015
‘The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity’, international three-day conference, De Montfort University, November 2011. Keynote speakers: Professor David Punter (Bristol), Dr Andy Mousley (DMU).
‘Vegetarians, VILFs and Fangbangers: Modern Vampire Romance in Print and On Screen’, international one-day conference, De Montfort University, November 2010. Keynote speaker: Dr Nickianne Moody (LJMU).
‘Victorian Networks and the Periodical Press’, Minneapolis, USA, September 2009, Conference committee member for Research Society for Victorian Periodicals international conference.