My main area of interest is late nineteenth century culture, particularly the writings of Henry James and Oscar Wilde. My current research focuses on relations between literature and science at the fin de siècle and builds on work begun in my Ph.D thesis.
Conferences, papers and publications
- March 2007 Second annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science at the Birmingham and Midlands Institute. I was the sole local organiser and chair of the programme committee.
- July 2008 ‘Visionary nights: fairy tales, children and the child subject in What Maisie Knew’, presented at Jamesian Strands, the conference of the International Henry James Society, Newport Rhode Island
- July 2005 ‘Henry James, Venice and the Subject of modernity’, presented at Tracing Henry James, the conference of the International Henry James Society, Venice International University, Venice, Italy
- September 2002 ‘Decadent Cartographies, or Charting the Passage of Sin in the Faces of the City’, presented at the European Society of English Studies annual international conference, Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg
- July 2002 ‘A “lively inward revolution”: Politics and the Artist in Henry James’s The Princess Casamassima’, presented at Henry James Today, the conference of the International Henry James Society, American University of Paris
- July 1999 ‘Artists and Audiences in James and Wilde’, presented at the Henry James, Ford Madox Ford and Joseph Conrad conference, Rutherford College, University of Kent at Canterbury
- January 2009 Cora Kaplan, Victoriana: Histories, Fictions, Criticism (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Presss, 2007), 184 pp., 9780748611461, pb, £15.99
- Work in progress ‘ “Going Underground”’: Secrets, Subjectivity and Revolution in Henry James’s The Princess Casamassima’
- Work in progress ‘The “Alien” Henry James: ethics, the critic, James and Matthew Arnold’
- December 2003 ‘A “lively inward revolution”: The Flâneur, realism and Revolution in L’Éducation sentimentale and The Princess Casamassima, ‘Henry James Today: Selected Papers from the International Conference’, (ed.) Donatella Izzo, Igitur, new series, iv, pp.29-45
- 2006-7 Higher Education Academy English Subject Centre funded E-Learning Advocate working to promote and develop e-learning initiatives within the English Literature Subject community. Role involves working within the university and between universities, attending training workshops and conferences, and leading training events for colleagues.
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