I am the initiator and organiser of the postgraduate Gothic Literature Reading Group, conceived as an informal space for students (and staff alike) to pursue their interest in a varied array of texts which can be described as 'Gothic', from early eighteenth-century novels to 'modern' twentieth- and twenty-first century works.
Contributions to The Gothic Imagination (University of Stirling) blog:
- Review: Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen by Chris Riddell (14 March 2015)
- Review: Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright by Chris Riddell (15 October 2015)
Contributions to The Victorianist, the British Association for Victorian Studies postgraduate blog:
Contributions to the International Gothic Association postgraduate blog:
- The Murky Landscape of Eastern European Gothic (9 May 2013)
- Pop-Gothic: the Dark Side of Manga (21 May 2013)
- The Latest Avatar of the Gothic in Literature: New Weird Fiction? (1 June 2013)
Conferences and Symposiums
I was a co-organiser of Marginal Cartographies: Researching Beyond Borders (academic year 2011/12), the sixth annual postgraduate interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick. I also chaired several interdisciplinary sessions therein.
I worked as a volunteering tutor within the Warwick Writing Programme for Schools (2011/12), where I co-led a series of creative writing workshops for a group of Year Three pupils at St John's C of E Primary School, Coventry.