Forthcoming Talks

Below is a list of all my forthcoming talks. A list of talks I’ve given, with links to papers where available, is available on the Talks page.

Spirits in the Ether: Oliver Lodge and Physics of the Spirit World, Royal Institution, 1 February, 7-8:30pm

I’m speaking as part of a panel chaired by Samira Ahmed and also featuring Christine Ferguson and David Hendy. Tickets and further details are available here. Samira and I spoke a little about Lodge on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science: you can listen to the discussion here.

Victorian Research Seminar, University of Leeds, 15 February, 5:30pm

I’m always excited to speak in the Victorian Research Seminar, which we run with the Centre for Victorian Studies at Leeds Trinity University. There are two of us presenting, and I’m pleased to be able to speak alongside Stephan Pigeon from McGill University. My paper is ‘”The indexes of some periodicals are good, but those of the many are bad”: periodicals, bad indexes and the technology of the book’. Full details of the event, and the rest of the Spring / Summer progamme, are here (pdf).

Victorian Studies Centre Seminar, University of Leicester, 22 March 2017

Having been the external examiner for the Centre’s excellent MA in Victorian Studies for a number of years, I’m looking forward to presenting some work in the research seminar. My paper is ‘Between Sympathy and Information: The Novel and the Book in the Nineteenth Century’ and will be a first attempt at what I want to talk about in the keynote at Anglia Ruskin in May. Full details about the seminar are here.

George Eliot and Her Circle, Anglia Ruskin University, 26 May 2017

While I would not claim to be an Eliot specialist, I’ve always been deeply interested in her life and writing. My lecture will build on the work I present in Leicester, focusing, probably, on Daniel Deronda. Details about the conference, including the call for papers, are here.