Commission on Science and Literature

July 2014

National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece

‘Male mourning and melancholia: grief as pathology and paralysis in Dombey and Son

Periodisation: Pleasures and Pitfalls

June 2014

All Souls College, Oxford

‘Radicalism and Romanticism: Bridging the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries’

Nineteenth-Century Numbers (BAVS)

Sept. 2013

British Association for Victorian Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London

‘Numbering the Mad: Counting and Categorization in the Nineteenth-Century Lunatic Asylum’

BAVS 2013 abstract – Helen Goodman – Copy

In Search of “Man-Making Words”: Masculinities, Citizenship, and the Nation, 1750-1945

Aug. 2013

Newcastle University, UK

‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Masculinity Abroad, 1880-1910’

The Global and the Local (NAVSA BAVS AVSA)

June 2013

Venice International University, San Servolo, Venice, Italy

‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Insanity and Masculinity in Mid-Victorian Italy’

Dickens Day: Dickens and Popular Culture

Oct. 2012

Institute for English Studies, Senate House, University of London, UK

‘Beyond the spectacle of madness: Dickens, lunacy and asylums in early-Victorian popular culture’

Victorian Networks (NAVSA)

Sept. 2012

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, US.

‘“Miserable ghost-seers” and haunting eyes: melancholic masculinity and psychic power in George Eliot’s “The Lifted Veil”’

Making Sense of Madness: Probing the Boundaries

Aug. – Sept. 2012

Interdisciplinary Network, Mansfield College, Oxford, UK

‘The “green-eyed monster”: jealousy and erotic monomania in He Knew He Was Right and The Forsyte Saga

 Hard Cash: Money, property, economics and the marketplace in Victorian popular culture (VPFA)

July 2012

Victorian Popular Fiction Association, Senate House, University of London, UK

‘Speculation, swindling and sanity: economic and psychological crises in mid-Victorian popular fiction’

Disability and the Victorians: Confronting Legacies

July 2012

Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds, UK

‘”The light of medical science and discovery”: The evolution of medical approaches to psychiatric illness and disability in the nineteenth century’

Composition and Decomposition (BAVS)

Sept. 2011

British Association for Victorian Studies, Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK

‘Composing and decomposing the mind: masculine economies and psychologies in Victorian literature and culture’

Sex, Courtship and Marriage in Victorian Popular Culture (VPFA)

July 2011

Victorian Popular Fiction Association, Senate House, University of London, London, UK

‘Marriage, madness and sexual jealousy in Victorian literature and culture’

Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century

May 2011

Birmingham City University, The Old Lunatic Asylum, Birmingham, UK

‘Madmen and the mid-Victorian novel: A study of insanity in Dickens and Trollope’s protagonists’

Spring Conference, The Dickens Project

April 2011

Rice University, Houston, Texas, US

‘Economic Madness: Speculation, Swindling and Society in Victorian Literature’


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