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Conference Keynotes, Podcasts and Lectures


I regularly speak at international events - please find below links to some recent talks and lectures.

'I Know the Fear of the Fox!' Activism and Agency in 1970s British Girls' Comics

Keynote address

'Seen and Heard' conference

18-19 April 2024, Warwick University, UK

Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics

Public Lecture (YouTube video link)

Romancing the Gothic

21 February 2021, online

Mega City Book Club #144

Podcast as part of I Love Comics Day (audio link)

Mega City Book Club

hosted by Eamonn Clarke 13 February 2021, online

Existentialism and The Walking Dead

Guest Lecture

December 2020, University of the Arts London, UK


Mega City Book Club #122

Podcast on Misty and British girls' comics (Audio file)

Mega City Book Club hosted by Eamonn Clarke

7 June 2020, online

From Misty Memories to Digital Databases

Keynote Address

EdD Conference

5 June 2020, Bournemouth University, UK

Gothic, Girls and Comics: The Strange Case of Misty

Keynote Address

'Gothic Realities' Symposium

24-25 October 2019, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

Anonymous Authors, Invisible Illustrators and Collaborative Creation: Misty and British Girls' Comics

Keynote Address

'Creating Comics, Creative Comics' Symposium

1-2 June 2018, University of South Wales, Cardiff, UK

Canon or Common? Sandman, Aesthetics, Intertextuality and Literariness

Keynote Address

The Twelfth Annual ComFor Conference: 'Comics and Their Popularity'

1-3 December 2017, Bonn University, Germany

Misty and Gothic for Girls

Keynote Address

The Seventh Annual International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference: 'Graphic Gothic'

11-13 July 2016, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Zombie Rebirth and The Walking Dead

Keynote Address

The Fifth Annual Humanities Postgraduate Conference

12-13 May 2016, University of Dundee, UK.

Comics Scholarship and the Academy

Keynote Address with Chris Murray

Transitions Third Annual Conference

3 November 2012, Birkbeck, London, UK

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