‘Doomwatch etc.: TV SF on film’, paper at Alien Nation: A Conference on British Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Television, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 20 July 2011.
‘Lairy white worms’, invited keynote plenary paper, Romantic Adaptations: A Strawberry Hill Symposium, Two Day International Conference, St Mary’s University College, London, 26 March 2011.
‘Facing my Waterloo – Mamma Mia!’, Romcom Actually: A Two Day International Conference on Romantic Comedy in Film and Television, CATH Research Centre, De Montfort University, and the School of Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia, Cultural eXchanges, Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, 2 – 3 March 2011.
‘A Clockwork Orgy: a user’s guide’, Erotic Adaptations, Centre for Adaptations and Onscenity Research Network, Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, 26 January 2011.
‘Three ways not to remake a British cult film’, paper at Rewriting, Remixing and Reloading: Adaptations Across the Globe International Conference, Centre for British Studies, Berlin, 30 September 2010. Attendance funded by Association of Adaptation Studies.
‘Antony Balch at The Jacey and The Times’, paper at From Silent Screen to Digital Screen: A Century Exhibition, Two-Day Conference, De Montfort University and Phoenix Square, Leicester, 11 July 2010.
‘Secrets of Sex explained for you’, paper at Cine-Excess IV: The Fourth International Conference on Global Cult Film: Corporeal Excess: Cult Bodies, Brunel University, Odeon Covent Garden, 30 April 2010. Attendance funded by MFJ Research Committee.
‘Exposé and the horror of writing’, paper at The Writer on Film: Screening Literary Authorship, A One-Day International Conference, University of York, 25 March 2010. Attendance funded by Centre for Adaptations.
‘Night Hair Child’, paper at Children’s Film and Literature: A One Day Conference, Cultural eXchanges, Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, 1 March 2010.
‘Erotic inferno: British sex films in the 1970s’, paper at Talking ‘Dirty’: Sex and the Cinema, Leeds Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds, 14 November 2009. Attendance funded by MFJ Research Committee.
‘From adaptation to cinephilia: an intertextual odyssey’, invited keynote plenary paper, Science Fiction Across Media: Adaptation / Novelisation, Faculty of Arts, K.U. Leuven, 28 May 2009. Attendance funded by University of Leuven.
‘A (Psychogeographical) Rough Guide to The Lost Continent’, paper at Third Annual Association of Literature on Screen Studies Conference, University of Amsterdam, 26 September 2008. Attendance funded by Association of Adaptation Studies.
‘Exploitation as adaptation: imitation, rip-off and parody in Jawsploitation films from Gums to Deep Blue Sea’, paper at Cine -Excess II: The Second International Conference on Global Cult Film Traditions, Brunel University, ICA, London 1 May 2008. Attendance funded by MFJ Research Committee.
‘Exploitation as adaptation: imitation, rip-off and parody in Jawsploitation films from Gums to Deep Blue Sea’, invited keynote plenary paper at Cultural Borrowings: Appropriation, Reworking and Transformation, University of Nottingham, 19 March 2008. Attendance funded by University of Nottingham.
‘Sex Lives of the Potato Men and the decline of the British working class’, paper at Playing for Laughs: On Comedy in Performance Symposium, De Montfort University, Leicester, 10 February 2008.
Other forms of public presentation
Interviewed for Rex Appeal tx. BBC4 28 September 2011.
‘British sex films’, public talk at Fantasma: A One-Day Symposium on Fantastic Films
, TIMECODE seminar series, National Media Museum, Bradford, 4 June 2010. Podcast: http://www.mefeedia.com/watch/31525768
Introduction and post-film Q&A at screening of A Clockwork Orange, From Page to Screen: Bridport’s Film Festival, Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport, 3 April 2010.
‘Cult film as a guide to life’, public lecture, Cultural eXchanges, Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, 6 March 2009.
‘Intertextuality unleashed: in pursuit of Jaws from novel to videogame and beyond’, paper at Centre for Adaptations Research Seminar, Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, 4 December 2008.
‘The Golden Age of cult films maudits’, invited research paper at Film Studies Seminar Series, School of Humanities, University of Southampton, 2 December 2008.
Panel member, Future of Adaptation Studies, Cultural eXchanges, Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, 27 February 2008.
Convenor and paper, ‘Through a slash optic – or what my epic three-part journey through slash taught me about fandom, pornography and my own dumb ignorance’, Slash 3: The Final Cut, The 3rd and Last DMU Fanfiction Study Day, Cultural eXchanges, Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, 25 February 2008.