I am a Lecturer in English Literature and Culture at the University of Vienna's English Department and a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College, University of Oxford.
On 27 May, I am co-organising an OCLW/TORCH colloquium on "The Lives of Houses"- do join us for a day of exploring the ways in which life-writing and celebrity intersect through material culture. Programme available here.
My guest-edited special issue on "Literary Celebrity and Politics" has just been published in the "Forum" section of Celebrity Studies 8.1.
On 19 November I organised a one-day workshop - "Celebiography: Celebrity and Life-Writing in Dialogue" - at the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing. Podcasts are available here.
At the 13th ESSE Conference in Galway, 22-26 August, I co-convened a seminar on "Life-Writing and Celebrity."
Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Life Writing (forthcoming in 2018).
Together with Joanna Neilly, I am guest-editing a special issue on "The Author in the Popular Imagination" for Forum for Modern Language Studies (forthcoming in July 2018).
My article on Disraeli, celebrity and Victorian memorial culture has just been published in Journal of Victorian Culture.