I am a Hertha Firnberg Research Fellow in English Literature at the University of Vienna and the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College, University of Oxford.
My monograph, Oscar Wilde in Vienna, exploring the reception and cultural appropriation of Wilde's works in the Austrian capital between 1903 and 2013, has just come out with Brill Rodopi. Please join me on 8 February 2019, when I will be discussing the book with Mary Luckhurst, Stefano Evangelista, and Dominic Janes at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.
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 is available here!
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 here.
Together with Julia Lajta-Novak, I am guest-editing a special issue on "Life Writing and Celebrity" for Life Writing (forthcoming in early 2019).