Conference Papers


  • “Feasting on Titus: The Politics of Adaptation in Edward Ravenscroft’s Titus Andronicus (1678) and Bornila Chatterjee’s The Hungry (2017).” Medieval and Early Modern Afterlives, Samemes 7th Biennial Conference, Université de Neuchâtel, 27-29 June 2022.
  • (with Lena Steveker) “Introduction: Practices of Collaboration, Then and Now.” Practices of Collaboration in Early Modern Theatre: Authors, Actors, Printers, Playhouses, and Their Texts. Université du Luxembourg, Luxemburg / Universität Passau, 02-04 December 2021.
  • “Spectacular Madness? Masculinity and Mental Distress in Early Modern Revenge Plays.” The Cultural Heritage of Psychiatry and Its Literary Transformations, TU Dresden, 28-29 October 2021.
  • “Intercultural Contact, Maritime Law, and Generic Fluidity in Early Modern ‘Pirate’ Plays.” Conceptualizing Intercultural Contact in Early Modern Britain and Beyond, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld, 21 October 2021.
  • “Krankheit, Mutterschaft, Altern: Der (weibliche) Körper in Sinéad Gleesons Constellations (2019).” Body Politics: Intersektionale Forschungsperspektiven auf den Körper. Interdisziplinärer Workshop, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, 17.-19. Februar 2021. (online)
  • “Monstrous Growths? Mushrooms, Fungi, Spores and the Borders of the (Post)Human in Contemporary British Culture.” British Borders, Britcult 2020, Universität des Saarlandes, 19-21 November 2020. (online)
  • (with Lena Frommer & Verena Rissmann) “Literarische Piraten in der Hochschuldidaktik: Studentische Konferenzen als Einstieg in die Forschungspraxis.” Forschung und Lehre – Widerspruch oder Synergie? Interdisziplinäres Symposium: Methoden in der Hochschullehre, LMU Munich, 09-10 October 2019.
  • “From Law-and-Literature to Law and the Humanities, Law and Culture… and Beyond?” Literature and …? Perspectives on Interdisciplinarity, Anglistentag 2019, Leipzig University, 22-25 September 2019.
  • “‘Murder made parallel with law!’: Recht und Literatur auf der frühneuzeitlichen Bühne.” Tag der Forschung – “Wissen in Bewegung”, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, 24 July 2019.
  • “Black, Queer, Victorian? The Precarious Neo-Victorian Afterlives of Prince Alemayehu.” (Neo‑)Victorian ‘Orientations’ in the Twenty-First Century, University of Málaga, Spain, 15-17 May 2019.
  • “Marston’s Tragi-Comic Revenge Trio: Testing Generic Boundaries in the Antonio-Plays and The Malcontent.” Writing Renaissance Experience – Experiencing Renaissance Writing, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 05-06 July 2018.
  • “Refracturing Victorian Masculinity: The Curious Case of Dr James Miranda Barry.” De/Constructing Masculinities? Critical Explorations into Affect, Intersectionality, and the Body, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, 22-23 June 2018.
  • (with Marcus Hartner) “Introduction: Buccaneers, Corsairs, Pirates and Privateers.” Buccaneers, Corsairs, Pirates and Privateers: Connecting the Early Modern Seas, international symposium, Bielefeld University, 13-14 April 2018.
  • “Walking London, Walking the Past: Michèle Roberts’s The Walworth Beauty (2017).” Reading Michèle Roberts, University of Łódź, Poland, 07-08 September 2017.
  • “Pirates and Their Daughters: Strangeness, Genre and the Law in The Double Marriage and The Unnatural Combat.” Strangeness in Early Stuart Performances, 1603-1649, Saarland University, 03-05 November 2016.
  • “‘Clermont must author this just tragedy’: The (In)Justices of Early Modern Revenge Tragedy.” Poetic Justice: Legal, Ethical, and Aesthetic Judgments in Literary Texts (Connotations Symposium), Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, 26-30 July 2015.
  • “Golems, Vampires and a Mechanical Queen: Neo-Gothic Detection and the Psychogeography of Urban Change.” Transforming Cities, TU Braunschweig, 03-04 July 2015.
  • (with Lena Steveker, Angelika Zirker) “Introduction.” Section ‘Not Shakespeare: New Approaches to Drama in the Seventeenth Century’, Anglistentag 2013, Konstanz University, 18-20 September 2013.
  • “Philip Massinger for the Middle Temple? The Queen of Corinth, The Fatal Dowry and the Genre of Legal Learning.” Renaissance Men at the Middle Temple, Birbeck College, London, UK, 01-02 February 2013.
  • “Bleak London: (Neo-)Dickensian Psychogeographies.” Topographies of Britain, University of Basel, Switzerland, 22-24 November 2012.
  • “What Early Modern Literature Learnt from the Law – and Vice Versa.” Can Literature Learn from Law? Münster Symposium on Law and Literature, WWU Münster, 21-22 May 2012.
  • “‘Thou monster of cruelty, forbear!’: Women and ‘Gothic’ Monstrosity on the Early Modern Stage.” The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 18-20 November 2011.
  • “Jacobean Gothic and the Law: Revengers and Ineffectual Rulers in Middleton and Massinger.” Gothic Limits / Gothic Ltd., 10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, Heidelberg University, 02-05 August 2011.
  • “‘Whose hand presents this gory spectacle?’: Monstrous Rulers on the Early Modern Stage and the Breakdown of the Law.” Re-Thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society, LMU München, 01-03 July 2011.
  • “Wilde Crimes: Biographilia, the Art of Murder and Decadent (Homo)Sexuality in Gyles Brandreth’s Oscar Wilde-Series.” Neo-Victorian Art and Aestheticism, University of Hull, UK, 26 March 2011.
  • (with Nadine Böhm) “Introduction.” Fashioning the Neo-Victorian: Iterations of the Nineteenth Century in Contemporary Literature and Culture, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, 08-10 April 2010.
  • “Thomas Middleton’s Gothic Nightmares: The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Bloody Banquet and The Lady’s Tragedy.” Gothic Renaissance, Cologne University, 03-04 December 2009.
  • “Carter’s Excessive Stagings of the Canon: Psychoanalytic Closets, Hermaphroditic Dreams, and Jacobean Westerns.” Angela Carter: A Critical Exploration, University of Northampton, UK, 05-06 June 2009.
  • “‘The Flesh Made Word’ – Sensuous Religion in the Works of Michèle Roberts.” Anglistentag 2008, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, 05-08 October 2008.
  • “Shakespeare in Bollywood? Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara (2006).” Semiotic Encounters: Text, Image and Trans-Nation, Stuttgart University, 17-20 July 2008.
  • “‘A few flowery phrases and he thinks I’m his’ – (Re)Appropriations of Wordsworth in Contemporary Literature and Film.” 18th British Cultural Studies Conference – High Culture and/versus Popular Culture, Salzburg University, Austria, 22-24 November 2007.
  • “‘…into the Shadows’: The Frailty of Masculinity in Angela Carter’s ‘Bristol Trilogy’.” Men and Madness: Representing Male Psychopathology and Mental Disorder in Modern and Contemporary Culture, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 28-30 June 2007.
  • “Sex and the City? (Re)Empowering Mistresses, Muses and Prostitutes.” ASNEL – Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, 17-20 May 2007.
  • “Jane Austen in Kholiwood? Bride and Prejudice at the Crossroads of Hollywood and Bollywood Aesthetics.” Bollywood and Beyond. Contemporary Indian Cinemas and Globalisation, TU Dresden, 23-24 June 2006.