Guest lectures

Conference talks

  • “‘Ah, here’s Sir Francis back from Sainsbury’s’: The Neo-Victorian recovery of penny bloods and penny dreadfuls”. 15 July 2021. Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA) annual conference, online. This talk was awarded the Greta Depledge PGR Prize.
  • “From The String of Pearls to The Fiend of Fleet Street: Sweeney Todd’s 1847 transmedial trajectory”. 1 February 2020. Nineteenth-Century Transmedia Practices conference. University of Vienna, Austria.
  • “‘Intoxicating poisons’, ’embalmed pestilence’: The rhetoric of contamination of the penny dreadfuls’ contemporary criticism”. 29 August 2019. British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) annual conference. Dundee, UK.
  • “‘The Plague of Poisonous Literature’: Presentation of PhD project”. 4 May 2019. Austrian Association of University Teachers of English (AAUTE) annual conference. Salzburg, Austria.
  • “‘Penny packets of poison’: Disseminating multimodal sensationalism and serialised gothic in 1840s penny bloods”. 21 March 2019. Tales of Terror: Gothic, Horror, and Weird Short Fiction conference. University of Warwick, UK.
  • “‘It’s man devouring man, my dear, and who are we to deny it in here?’: Cannibalism and commodification in Sweeney Todd narratives”. 17 November 2018. Bites Here and There: Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism Across Disciplines conference. University of Warwick, UK.
  • “From infamous to influential: Redefining the literary significance of the penny dreadful The String of Pearls: A Romance“. 6 July 2018. Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA) annual conference. London, UK.


Guest on the Victorian Legacies podcast created and hosted by Emma Catan. July 2022. Listen to the full episode here!