2015. “Neo-Victorian ‘Re-Imagineerings’ of Urban Ethnoscapes on Screen: The Invisible Problem of Race in the Gothic Cityscape”, Invited Paper presented at the Transforming Cities conference, Braunschweig, Germany, 3-4 July 2015.
2014. “Neo-Victorianism’s Death Wish: Musings on the Lure of Victorian Deathliness”, Guest Lecture presented at ‘What death can join together’: Neo-Victorian Mortalities in the 21st Century research seminar for the Death – Centre for Modern Studies research group, York University, UK, 26 November 2014.
2014. “Neo-Victorian Doings and Undoings: The Nineteenth Century Remediated”, Joint Guest Lecture (with Christian Gutleben) presented to the Arts, Media, and Culture Research Group and the Centre for Gender and Diversity, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, 13 March 2014.
2013. “Reciprocal Haunting in Ripper Street: Spectres of Twenty-First-Century Sexual Abuse in Neo-Victorian Media”, Guest Lecture presented at the Monsters and Detectives: Re-Writing the Victorians for Television and Radio symposium, Birkbeck University of London, UK. 23 November 2013.
2012. “Worrying the Wound: The Appalling Fascinations of Neo-Victorian Traumata”, Keynote Lecture presented at the Wounded Bodies, Tortured Souls: Narratives of Victorian and Neo-Victorian Trauma postgraduate conference, University of Portsmouth, UK, 14 June 2012.
2011. Guest participant at the forum ‘McJobs und die Zukunft der Geisteswissenschaften’ [‘McJobs and the Future of Arts and Humanities’], at the Anglistentag 2011 in Freiburg, Germany, 19-21 September 2011.
2011. “Luscious Aftertastes: The Influence of Pre-Raphaelitism in Neo-Victorian Fiction”, Keynote Lecture presented at the Neo-Victorian Art and Aestheticism symposium, University of Hull, UK, 26 March 2011.
2010. “Neo-Victorian Points of Departure and Destination (and Some Stopping Off Points In-Between)”, Guest Lecture presented at the Facultad Filosofía y Letras, University of Málaga, Spain (accompanied by neo-Victorian workshop for MA students), 20 May 2010.
2010. “Mining the Neo-Victorian Vein: Prospecting for Gold, Buried Treasure, and Uncertain Metal”, Keynote Lecture presented at the Fashioning the Neo-Victorian: Iterations of the Nineteenth Century in Contemporary Literature and Culture conference at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 8-10 April 2010.
2009. “Neo-Victorianism as Postmodern Phenomenon: Re-Imagined Historical Violence, Narrative Traumatology and the Ethics of Cultural Memory”, Virtual Lecture presented at the Virtual Lectures from Across the Globe series for the Humanities Centre, Wayne State University, USA, 16 February 2009.
2019. “Traumatophilia in Neo-Victorian Fiction: The Lure of Historical Suffering”, Keynote Lecture presented at AICED-21, the 21st Annual International Conference of the English Department for the Literature and Cultural Studies section on Trauma, Narrative, Responsibility, University of Bucharest, Romania, 6-8 June 2019.
2019 “Orientating the Reader in Neo-Victorian Biofiction”, Keynote Lecture presented at the (Neo-)Victorian ‘Orientations’ in the Twenty-first Century conference, University of Málaga, Spain, 15-17 May 2019.
2018. “Neo-Victorianism’s Janus-Faced Orientations: To the Nineteenth Century and Beyond (All the Way Back to the Medieval)”, Keynote Lecture presented at the ISSM Boundary Crossings: the 2018 International Conference on Medievalism, Brock University, Ontario, Canada, 12-13 October 2018.
2017. “Neo-Victorian Decadent Pleasures: Consuming Bodies on Page and Screen’”, Keynote Lecture presented at the Neo-Victorian Decadences conference, Durham University, UK, 8-9 September 2017.
2017. “Cross-Cultural Consumptions of Desire: Pornographied Lesbian Bodies on Screen in Park Chan-wook and Chung Seo-kyung’s The Handmaiden (2016)”, Invited Paper presented at the Assuming Gender symposium, Cardiff University, 14 July 2017.
2017. “Neo-Victorianism’s Inhospitable Places”, Keynote Lecture presented at the Space and Place in Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture conference, Lancaster University, UK, 23 June 2017.
2017. “Neo-Victorianism’s Hospitable Inhospitality: Welcoming Otherness”, Keynote Lecture presented at 1st International Seminar on (Neo-)Victorian Studies in Spain, University of Málaga, Spain, 10-12 May 2017.