I am a Lecturer in English Literature and Culture at the University of Vienna's English Department and the Acting Weinrebe Fellow in Life-Writing at the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College, University of Oxford.
On 27 May, I co-organised an OCLW/TORCH colloquium on "The Lives of Houses". Selected podcasts from the event are 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.