Conferences and presentations
Romanticism on the Coast, BARS/NASSR Salon
Invited presentation, New Romanticisms, Ormskirk, United Kingdom, 3/8/2022
"Fields of Conflict and Ecologies of War: Walter Scott’s Paul’s Letters to his Kinsfolk and the Site of Waterloo."
Invited presentation, British Romanticism and Europe, Ascona, Switzerland, 23/6/2022
The Bass Rock: J. M. W. Turner, Ecologies, and Transmutable Forms of an Inshore Island.
Invited presentation, Scotland’s Coastal Romanticisms Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland, 5/2/2022
Transformative Geologies: Scott, Byron and the Stones of Italian Romance.
Invited presentation, Eco-Romanticism: Human-Nonhuman Conversations (plenary panel), Parma, Italy, 25/11/2021
Romanticism and Posthumansim - Session presider and co-organiser with Professor Richard Sha (American University, DC)
Invited presentation, Modelr Language Association Annual Convention, Seattle, United States, 11/1/2020
"Managed Extinction? The Scottish Clearances as an Anthropocene Event."
Invited presentation, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Seattle, United States, 10/1/2020
“Curtis’s Botanical Magazine and Romantic Plant Poetry: Seeking Spirituality in Real-Life Flowers”
Invited presentation, Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies, Waco, United States, 21/9/2019
“Exposed to the Elements: Romantic Time, Weather, and Science Then and Now”
Romantic Elements: North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) 27th Annual Conference, Chicago, United States, 11/8/2019
"Sea Stories and Freshwater Tales: Washington Irving, Walter Scott and the Transatlantic Romantic Imagination."
Invited presentation, Symbiosis 12th Biennial Conference., Dundee, United Kingdom, 13/7/2019
"David Douglas’ Canadian Trees: The Romantic Imagination versus the Lumber Industry."
The Transatlantic Studies Association 18th Annual Conference., Lancaster, United Kingdom, 10/7/2019
Transatlantic Romanticisms Reviewed
Invited presentation, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, United States, 3/1/2019
“Towards an Aesthetics of the Unseen: or, Romanticism Below and Beyond the Horizon."
Open: North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) 26th Annual Conference, Providence, United States, 23/6/2018
"The MLA International Bibliography as an Active Archive: Knowledge Creation for the Twenty-First Century."
Invited presentation, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, New York, United States, 5/1/2018
"Rocks and Hard Places: Romanticism and the Agency of Stone."
Invited presentation, Romantic Improvement: British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) 15th International Conference, York, United Kingdom, 28/7/2017
“Ecologies of Destruction: The Politics and Poetics of the Planetary: Oil, Coal and Air in 1820s Scotland.”
Invited presentation, Dialogues and Diasporas: 2nd World Congress of Scottish Literatures., Vancouver, Canada, 22/6/2017
“The Road to Publication Begins with Research.”
Invited presentation, Modern Language Association Annual Convention., Philadephia, United States, 6/1/2017
“Transatlantic Discontent: Homecoming from the American Tropics in Walter Scott’s Rokeby.”
Romanticism and Its Discontents: North American Society for the Study of Romanticism 24th Annual Conference., Berkeley, United States, 13/8/2016
“Reading the Land: Interpreting Forms of Violence.”
Invited presentation, Keynote presentation, Environments: British Comparative Literature Association PG Conference, Colchester, United Kingdom, 8/6/2016
“Cloaking and Hiding: Dressing Up in Robert Louis Stevenson's The Master of Ballantrae.”
Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Austin, United States, 9/1/2016
“Romantic Ecocriticism: Thinking Forward.”
Invited presentation, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Austin, United States, 8/1/2016
Invited presentation, Trauma, Conflict, and Reconciliation: 10th Symbiosis Transatlantic Studies Biennial International Conference., Colchester, United Kingdom, 9/9/2015
“Environmental Justice and the Romantic Ballad: Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border versus Lyrical Ballads.”
Romanticism and Rights: North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) 23rd Annual Conference, Winnipeg, Canada, 15/8/2015
"Teaching Transatlantic Romanticisms."
Romantic Imprints: British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) 14th International Conference., Cardiff, United Kingdom, 18/7/2015
“Publishing in Academic Journals and Edited Essay Collections.”
Romantic Imprints: 14th British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) International Conference, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 18/7/2015
"The Land Writes Back: Walter Scott, Ballads and Grounding the Imagination."
Invited presentation, Notes from Underground: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) 11th Biennial Conference., Moscow, United States, 27/6/2015
“Scottish Literature: Into the Great Unknowns.”
Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Vancouver, Canada, 9/1/2015
“Woodland as Cultural Archive in The Lay of the Last Minstrel.”
Invited presentation, Activating the Archive: 10th International Walter Scott Conference., Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 12/7/2014
"“Walter Scott and the Presence of Place: An Ecocritical Phenomenology for the Twenty-First Century.”"
World Congress of Scottish Literatures, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 3/7/2014
“Green Scotland: Seeds of Independence.”
Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, United States, 11/1/2014
“Narratives of western travel in the Edinburgh Review 1802-1815.”
Invited presentation, The Journey and Its Portrayals: Explorers, Sailors, (Im)migrants.", Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, Province of China, 25/11/2012
“The Slipperiness of Genre: Thomas De Quincey’s 'On Murder' Essays and Catastrophic Spaces in the Romantic Press.”
Romantic Catastrophes: International Conference on Romanticism (ICR) Annual Conference, Tempe, United States, 9/11/2012