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Conference Papers



'"Viewer, beware! You're in for a scare…" Cyclic structures and uncanny aesthetics in the children's horror anthology series' (invited), Horror, Fright and Joy: Monsters and the Uncanny in and around Children’s Literature and Media. Aarhus University, 3 May 2018.

'Buck-toothed, mop-riding fireflies from hell: Hocus Pocus, cult fandom and subversive identifications with the nasty women of children’s popular culture', Villainous Victims: Redefining the anti-hero from a post-modern perspective. Mary Immaculate College, 25 April 2018.

‘Giving Kids Goosebumps: The children's horror anthology series on North American and British television’, Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference. Sheraton Centre, Toronto, 14-18 March 2018.


'"Viewer, Beware! You're in for a Scare..." The Children's Horror Anthology Series on North American and British Television, At Home With Horror? Terror on the Small Screen, University of Kent, 27-29 October 2017.

‘“It’s Alive!”: the appropriate uncanniness of stop-motion animated children’s horror films’, The Crafty Animator: A Conference on Handmade and Craft-based Animation. Rich Mix Cinema/Brunel University London, 7 September 2017.

‘“It’s Alive!”: the appropriate uncanniness of stop-motion animated children’s horror films’, Screen Studies Conference 2017. University of Glasgow, 23-25 June 2017.

‘A “child-friendly” horror aesthetic: Coraline as Female Gothic and slasher film’, Women-in-Peril or Final Girls? Representing Women in Gothic and Horror Cinema. University of Kent, 24-26 May 2017.

‘The Children’s Horror Film: identifying the (im)possibile’, BAFTSS 5th Annual Conference 2017: Genre Studies Now. University of Bristol, 20-21 April 2017.


‘Little Terrors: Children’s Horror on Film and Television’ (invited), Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, London, 10 November 2016.

‘The Children's Horror Film: characterising an “impossible” sub-genre’ (invited), Contemporary Children’s Media Research Day. University of Sunderland, 13 May 2016.

‘A Good Scare: (im)possibility, pleasure and acceptance in the children’s horror film’, Fear 2000: 21st Century Horror. Sheffield Hallam University, 1-2 April 2016.


‘Frozen Hearts and Fixer Uppers: subverting representations of villainy and gender in Disney’s Frozen, Millburn House Symposium: Representation in the Arts. University of Warwick, 27 May 2015.


‘A new kind of witch: villainy and gender in Disney’s Frozen, Discussing Disney. University of Hull, 3-4 September 2014.

‘Classifying Gizmo: the controversy of Joe Dante’s Gremlins and the creation of the PG-13 rating’, 1984: Freedom and Censorship in the Media – Where Are We Now? University of Sunderland, London Campus, 23-24 April 2014.


‘Happily Ever After? Endings in Children’s Horror Fiction’, XXV IAMHIST Conference: Childhood and the Media. University of Leicester, 17-20 July 2013.


‘“Now you see me”: Eyes, “I”s, and identity in horror films for children’, Literature, Film, and Popular Cultures Postgraduate Conference 2012. University of Hull, 15 May 2012.