Other PublicationsFORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS
‘Literary Moveable Ephemera and the Gothic Tradition’ in Palgrave Gothic Handbook
vol.3 “Modern Gothic”, ed. Clive Bloom (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019-20)
‘The Revenant Child’ in Palgrave Gothic Handbook
vol.2 “Steam Age Gothic”, ed. Clive Bloom (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020-21)
‘Tales of Terror: Gothic and the Short Form’, Gothic Studies, (
PUBLISHED BOOK CHAPTERS AND ARTICLES
‘Spectral Stowaways in Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’ “Kentucky’s Ghost” (1868)’, Gothic Studies,
Nautical Gothic Special Issue, ed. Emily Alder and Antonio Alcalá González
, 19.2 (2017), pp.45-57.
‘Traditions and Anxieties of (Un)Timely Child Death in Jude the Obscure
’, Thomas Hardy Society Journal,
‘Paedophilic Productions and Gothic Performances: Contending with Monstrous Identity’ in Disgust and Desire: Humanity’s Paradoxical Relationship with Monsters,
ed. by Kristen Wright (Leiden: Brill Publishing, 2017), pp.197-225.
‘IMPRINTS: Forming and Tracing the Malevolent Ghost Child’ in Little Horrors: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Anomalous Children and the Construction of Monstrosity,
ed. by Simon Bacon and Leo Ruickbie (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2016), pp.83-100.
‘Betwixt-and Between: Reclaiming Childhood in Hook
’ in Children in the Films of Steven Spielberg,
ed. Adrian Schober and Debbie Olson (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2016), pp.161-182.
‘The Roots of All Evil: William March’s The Bad Seed
and the Human Propensity for Violence,’ in Monstrous Manifestations: Realities and the Imaginings of the Monster,
ed. Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska and Karen Graham (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013), pp.119-128. [E-book]
PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEWS
Lisa Morton, Ghosts: A Haunted History
128:3 (2017), pp.326-328.
Karen Renner, (ed.
) The ‘Evil Child’ in Literature, Film and Popular Culture, Monsters and the Monstrous: Monstrous Science,
4.1 (Summer 2014) [Print]
Brian Gibson, Reading Saki: The Fiction of H.H. Munro
(McFarland & Company Inc., 2014) The Edwardian Culture Network,
5th September 2014 [web]
‘Prometheus Rebound, Folded, and Popping Up all over the Place: Movable Books and the Metamorphoses of Frankenstein’, The 14th International Gothic Association Conference,
Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, July 31st-August 3rd, 2018 [Forthcoming]
‘Demon Diseases: Contagions of Guilt in Sheridan Le Fanu’s “The Mysterious Lodger” (1850)’
, Cultural Histories of Air and Illness
University of Warwick. 8-9 June 2018. [Forthcoming]
‘The Metamorphoses of Frankenstein
: Illustrated and Movable Anatomy, Science Education, and the Gothic Imagination’ British Society for Literature and Science,
Oxford Brookes, 5-7 April 2018.
‘In Death, at one with Nature: Locating the Dead-Child Spirit’ Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the Ecogothic,
Trinity College Dublin, 17 – 18 November 2017.
‘The Ghost of Christmas Pop-Ups: A Not-So-Ghostly Spectacle?’ Dickens Day: Dickens and Fantasy,
Senate House, IES London, 14th October 2017.
‘Narrative Tourism of the Criminal Child in the Works of Kate Summerscale’, Criminal Heritage: Crime, Fiction, and History
, Leeds Beckett University, 5 September 2017.
‘The Pitter Patter of Ghostly Feet: The Sounds and Silences of Child Death in Victorian and Neo-Victorian Literatures’ Listening to Literature Symposium,
University of Exeter, 28th July 2017.
‘“Woods and Solitudes”, “Forests and Wildernesses”: Tracing the Haunts of the Dead-Child Spirit’
Beasts of the Forest: Denizens of the Dark Woods
, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, 1st July 2017.
‘Pop-Up and Scare Me Sometime: Haunted Houses and Monster’s Lairs in Movable Gothic Books’
Reimagining the Gothic 2017: Gothic Spaces,
University of Sheffield, 12-13 May 2017.
‘Beatific Souls: Child Death in Nineteenth-Century Literary & Visual Culture’
Invited public lecture at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution. 27 March 2016.
‘Science and Spectacle at the Site of the Dead-Child Body’
British Society for Literature & Science annual conference, University of Bristol. 6 – 8 Apr 2017.
‘”Mental Dram-Drinking”: The Queer Consumption of the Dead-Child Body in the Nineteenth Century’
British Association for Victorian Studies, Cardiff University. 31 Aug – 2 Sep 2016.
‘The Queerness of Strangers: Considering Hidden Sexualities in Roald Dahl’s Children’s Literature’
Roald Dahl Centenary Conference,
Cardiff University, 16-18 June 2016.
‘British Benevolence met European Malevolence: How the Anglo-American Ghost-Child was Made’
Leiden University, The Netherlands, 9-11 June 2016.
‘“Lift, Pull…Scream!” The Curious Case of the Moveable Gothic Book’
Reimagining Gothic 2016: Monsters and Monstrosities,
University of Sheffield. 6-7 May 2016.
‘Raising Revenants from Folklore to Fiction: Narrating the Dead Child Spirit’
Reflected Shadows: Folklore & the Gothic (Folklore Society/Kingston Uni),
15-17 April 2016.
‘Strange Cries from Across the Mere: M.R. James and the Dead Child Spirit’
Haunted Studies: The Ghost Stories of M.R. James,
The Leeds Library. 19 March 2016.
‘Corporeal (Dis)Enchantment: Bodily Anxieties and the Edwardian Ghost Child’
(Edwardian Culture Network), University of Bristol. 30-31 March 2015.
‘Placing the Paedophile: Spatial Conceptions of Monstrosity’
Literary and Visual Landscapes Research Seminar Series, University of Bristol. 9 Feb 2015.
‘Gothic Narratives? Performing and Producing the Paedophile’
12th Global Conference Monsters and the Monstrous.
Mansfield College, Oxford Uni. 25-27 July 2014.
‘Vengeance is Sweet: Subverting the Revenge Narrative in the Works of Roald Dahl’
Born Happy: Happiness, Childhood and Children’s Literature.
St Hilda’s College, Oxford. 16 Nov 2013.
‘Dysmorphic Spaces in Jan Švankmajer’s Něco z Alenky’
Literary and Visual Landscapes Research Seminar Series, University of Bristol. 27 Jan 2013.
‘The Roots of All Evil: William March’s The Bad Seed
and the Human Propensity for Violence.’
10th Global Conference Monsters and the Monstrous.
Mansfield College, Oxford. 11 Sep 2012.
‘Roald Dahl, the Modern Fairy Tale and the Subversion of Order’.
After Grimm: Fairy Tales and the Art of Story Telling,
Kingston University. 7 Sep2012.