Papers Delivered


“’There Was No Envy in This’: Fanny Dickens and the Autobiographical Fragment,” Tale of Four Cities Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University (Medway), Chatham, England, 7 February 2011.

“The Other Dickens: Catherine in 2012,” Moses Greeley Parker Lecture, Boot Cotton Mills Museum Events Center, 12 April 2012.

Keynote Address, The Other Dickens Conference, Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, 6-8 July 2012.

“The Other Dickens and the Hogarth Sisterhood,” The Dickens Project, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, 1 August 2011.

“Dickens, Women and Counterfictions; or Fanny and Letitia Write Back,” Victorian Futures Conference, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, 31 July 2011.

“The Voice of Fanny Dickens,” 16th Annual Dickens Symposium, St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH, 23 July 2011.

“The Maid’s History; or, Anne Cornelius Writes Back,” Dickens, History, and Historiography, Modern Language Association Convention, Los Angeles, California, 8 January 2011.

“Fanny and Letitia; or, Dickens’s Sisters Write Back,” Charles Dickens in the New Millennium, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, 4 June 2010.

“Marriage and Mesmerism: The Union of Charles and Catherine Dickens,” Cooper Lecture, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, 21 April 2010.

“Invisible Ink; or, the Power of the Postscript,” Fourteenth Annual Dickens Symposium, Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, forthcoming August 2009.

“Unwaged Labors: Austen’s Servants and the Work of Class Difference,” Jane Austen Society of North America–Maine, Falmouth Public Library, Falmouth, Maine, 16 May 2009.

“‘Catherine Georgina,’ or, What’s in a Name? Understanding the Hogarth Sisterhood,” 13th Annual Dickens Symposium, Kingston University, Kingston, England, 18 July 2008.

“Last Wills and Last Words: Catherine Dickens Makes Her Bequests,” Aging and Last Works in Victorian Literature and Culture, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 2 May 2008.

“Catherine Dickens Plays Montreal: Amateur Theatrics and the Idea of Privacy,” Twelfth Annual Dickens Symposium, Hotel du Fort, Montreal, Canada, 19 August 2007.

“Catherine Dickens in Italy: Marriage, Mesmerism, and Madame de la Rue,” Dickens, Victorian Culture, Italy, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, 16 June 2007.

“The Voices of Catherine Dickens,” Tenth Annual Dickens Symposium, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, Massachusetts, 14 October 2005.

“The Afterlife of Catherine Dickens,” Dickens: Life and Afterlife, Dickens Project Conference, University of California, Santa Cruz, 5 August 2005.

“A Mother’s Antipathy to the Antipodes: Catherine Dickens and Her Colonial Sons,” Antipodes Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 8 July 2004.

“Dickens and the Hogarth Sisters,” Eighth Annual Dickens Symposium, Dickens Society, Oakland University, Oakland, Michigan, 11 October 2003.

“Charles Dickens, the Hogarth Sisters, and the Deceased Wife’s Sister Bill,” Inaugural Conference of the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 17 October 2003.

“Unequal Partners: Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Collaboration,” Keynote Address, Annual Meeting of the Japan Dickens Fellowship, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, 5 October 2002; Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, 10 October 2002.

“Constructing Catherine Dickens,” Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, 8 October 2002; Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 11 October, 2002.

“Charles Dickens and the Hogarth Sisters,” Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan, 9 October 2002.

“The Other Dickens and America: Catherine in 1842,” Dickens and America Conference, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, 4-6 April 2002.

“Dickens’s Redundant Women: The Hogarth Sisters and the Deceased Wife’s Sister Bill,” Victorian Literature and Culture Seminar Series, Humanities Center, Harvard University, 16 October 2001.

“Bulwer Lytton and Imperial Gothic: Defending the Empire in The Coming Race,” Bulwer Lytton 2000, University of London Institute of English Studies, 7 July 2000.

“Constructing Catherine Dickens,” University of Exeter Speakers Series, University of Exeter, England, 17 November 1999.

“Decadent Detection: The Fate of Fenella (1891-92) and Mystery for Mystery’s Sake,” Victorians Institute Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 15 October 1999.

“Investigating Social Boundaries: Wilkie Collins and the Female Detective,” Conference on Victorian Crime, University of London Institute of English Studies, 24 April 1999.

“Teaching ‘the Saxon Virtues’: Dickens and Empire in A Child’s History of England,” Victorians Institute Conference on the Victorian Classroom, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 11 October 1997.

“Rebellious Sepoys and Bigamous Wives: The Indian Mutiny and Marriage Law Reform in Lady Audley’s Secret,” Western Conference on British Studies, Colorado Springs, 18 October 1996.

“Dickens and ‘Gold Rush Fever’: Colonial Contagion in Household Words,” Dickens, Empire, and Childhood, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 5 September 1996.

“Crimes Against the Empire: Emancipation and Abortion in Collins’s Armadale,” Victorians Institute Conference on Crime and Criminality in Victorian Literature, University of Richmond, Virginia, 1 October 1994.

“Texts and Subtexts in Canonical Fiction: Teaching Jane Eyre, Then and Now,” Conference on the Literary Canon, University of Maine, Orono, 3 April 1993.

“The Cannibal, the Nurse and the Cook in Dickens’s The Frozen Deep,” Randolph Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, 17 April 1991.

“Dickens and the Opium War: The Embargoed Consciousness in Edwin Drood,” Dickens Conference, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 21 April 1990.