Nov. 2012 ‘Browning and His Contemporaries’: invited plenary lecture for conference to commemorate two-hundredth anniversary of Browning’s birth to be held at Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Texas (Nov 1-3).
Sept. 2012 ‘”Sonnets from the Italian”: Felicia Hemans and the English Sonnet’: invited talk for the Fondazione Michel de Montaigne, Bagni di Lucca, Italy.
Sept 2011: ‘Arthur Hugh Clough and the Roman Republic of 1849’: invited talk for the Fondazione Michel de Montaigne, Bagni di Lucca, Italy (9 Sept).
July 2010 Poetic Apostasy: Southey’s A Vision of Judgment and Vincenzo Monti’s In Morte di Ugo Bass-Ville’, Robert Southey, Nottingham/Loughborough Universities.
June 2010 ‘Composition, Intention and Revision: The Choice of Copy-Text in the Longman Poems of Robert Browning. Works in Progress, DMU.
July 2008 ‘“The old couplet of the Skalds”: Alliteration in Longfellow’s Evangeline’, Metre Matters, Exeter University (Invited).
April 2008 ‘The DMU Survey of Undergraduate Attitudes to Postgraduate Study’, The Future of the M.A., English Subject Centre Conference held at DMU.
Feb. 2008 ‘“Here lies Browning”: Fragments and Fugitive Pieces in Volume 3 of the Longman Poems of Browning, Leicester University Victorian Studies Seminar series (Invited).
Other forms of public presentation
March 2012: ‘“Memorabilia”: Robert Browning and Literary Celebrity’: invited lecture for the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society (5 March).
May 2008 ‘Volume 3 of the Longman Poems of Browning’, Eton College (Invited; annual lecture to the Browning Society).
May 2008: Participation in public ceremony to unveil a plaque to the Brownings in Bagni di Lucca, Italy: paper presented (in Italian): ‘“Il santuario nella foresta”: Bagni di Lucca e “By the Fire-Side”’.
Feb 2010: ‘Clough and the Brownings’: paper given at a symposium to commemorate the unveiling of a blue plaque to Arthur Hugh Clough at Dr Williams’s Library, London.