“Climate Fiction”. Public opening lecture Cli-Fi 2018, Dutch festival for climate and literature. November 2018.

“The End We Start From and the Genre of Flood Fiction”. Marine Transgressions Conference. University of Bristol and Bath Spa University. June 2018.

“Disrupted Narratives: The Carhullan Army as Climate Crisis Flood Fiction”. International Symposium on Sarah Hall. Leuven University. May 2018.


“The ethics of the Anthropocene: Characterization and narrative perspective in postmillennial British flood novels”. ASLE-UKI Conference. 6-8 September 2017. Sheffield Hallam University. PDF.


“‘the dull old facts of altered climate’: Climate Crisis and Twenty-First-Century Novels”. OSL Ravenstein Winter School. 26-27 January 2017. University of Amsterdam


“The pull of the north vs. a literature of city dwellers: a comparative approach to 21st-century British, Dutch and German fiction on landscape and climate change”. EASLCE conference. 27-30 October 2016. Université Libre de Bruxelles. PDF

“Narrating Crisis: Narratives and Storytelling in Two Flood Novels”. ISSN Conference. 16-18 June 2016. University of Amsterdam.


“Knowing Genre, Knowing Nature? A Narratologically-Inflected Approach to Ecocriticism and Genre”. ASLE-UKI Conference. 2-4 September 2015. University of Cambridge.

“Urban Landscapes of Loss and Mourning: A Twenty-First-Century Nature Aesthetics”. Climate, Change, Literature. 6-7 February 2015. University of Maastricht. (invited) PDF


“Fire and Ice: Narrating the Anthropocene in Post-Millennial British Fiction”. NIES X Symposium. 4-8 December 2014. Mid-Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden. (invited)

“Urban Reconceptions of Place: Food Narratives and Human-Nature Relations in Post-Millennial Literature”. The End of Place As We Know It. 17 – 19 September 2014. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. PDF

“The Making of a Genre: A Network Approach to New Nature Writing”. What Happens Now. 14 – 17 July 2014. University of Lincoln, UK. PDF

“Gender and the New British Nature Writing”. Taking Place Research Group. Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. 29 May 2014. Cambridge. (invited) PDF

“Wolves in English Literature”. Visions of Nature Interdisciplinary Research Group. Faculty of Science, Radboud University Nijmegen. 20 March 2014. (SlideShare presentation)


“Ecocriticism and contemporary British literature”. English Department lunch meeting. University of Idaho, Moscow ID. 16 October 2013.

“The New British Nature Writing: Forms, Themes and Ecocritical Approaches”. ASLE-UKI Conference 2013. University of Sussex. August 2013. PDF

“The Unseen Photograph in Contemporary British Fiction”. International Conference on Narrative 2013. Manchester Metropolitan University. June 2013. PDF


Ecocriticism and the Contemporary British Novel. BASCE meeting. Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. 23 November 2012. PDF


‘Language was too difficult’: the Limits of Language and Non-Linguistic Forms of Expression in Burnside’s Fiction. John Burnside Colloquium. Technische Universitaet Darmstadt. 9 September 2011. PDF


“Humanities and Environmental Crisis: the Possibilities and Limitations of Ecocriticism”. Louter Letteren PhD Conference. Radboud University Nijmegen. 25 October 2010. PDF

Imagining Disaster: the Success and Failure of Apocalyptic Narratives. ASLE-UKI/EASLCE Conference. University of Bath. 1 September 2010. PDF

Nostalgia and Environmental Awareness in Contemporary Regional Novels. New Grounds: Ecocriticism, Globalization and Cultural Memory. Radboud University Nijmegen. 13 January 2010. PDF


Ecocriticism and Cultural Memory. ASLE conference. University of Victoria, Victoria BC (Canada). 5 June 2009. PDF


Images of Post-Apocalyptic Nature in David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. ASLE-UK Conference. University of Edinburgh. 13 July 2008. PDF


Post-Pastoral? Representations of Nature in John Burnside’s Fiction. ASLE-UK Graduate Conference. University of Glasgow. 7 September 2007. PDF

Escape or Warning? Environmental Concerns in Contemporary British Fiction. ASLE Conference. Wofford College, Spartanburg SC. 14 June 2007. PDF


Utopian Wholes: Virginia Woolf’s The Waves and the Bloomsbury Group. Leiden October Conference. Leiden University. 26 October 2006. PDF

‘The too-much loved earth’: Human-Nonhuman Relations in A.S. Byatt’s Fiction. ASLE Uk. University of Lincoln. 9 September 2006. PDF

‘Rooted to the Middle of the Earth’: Crossing the Human-Nonhuman Boundary in Virginia Woolf’s Novels. 16th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. University of Birmingham. 25 June 2006. PDF

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