I am a Senior Research and Teaching Associate in English Literature at the University of Zurich and a Visiting Scholar at the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College, University of Oxford.
Joanna Neilly's and my guest-edited special issue on "The Author in the Popular Imagination: Views from the 19th Century" for Forum for Modern Language Studies has just been published. My own contribution on Disraeli's celebrity authorship can be accessed here.
On 14 May, I organised and chaired a panel on "Literary Celebrity and Political Persona," featuring Kirsty Gunn, P David Marshall, and Rachel Potter - a podcast of this exciting event will be available soon!
In March, together with Philip Bullock, and in collaboration with OCLW, TORCH, and the "Writing 1900" network, I organised a day conference on "Transnational Lives and Communities". Podcasts available soon.
Together with Julia Lajta-Novak, I am guest-editing a special issue on "Life Writing and Celebrity" for Life Writing (forthcoming in December 2018).
My guest-edited special issue on "Literary Celebrity and Politics" was published in the "Forum" section of Celebrity Studies 8.1.