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Recent Invited Talks

“Ordinary Bodies: Care, Disability, and Cultural Representation,” Medical Humanities, U. of Minnesota, December 1, 2023

“Ordinary Bodies: Phil Squod and the Social Model of Victorian Care,” University of Minnesota, November 30, 2023

“Character, Care, and Community: Reading Phil Squod’s Mark in Bleak House,” [remote] NTSU, Singapore, October 26, 2023

“Living with Care in Persuasion,” Jane Austen Society of North America, October 15, 2023

“Care and Character: Personhood in Hard Times,” Victorians Institute Keynote, October 7, 2023

“Collectivity, Caregiving, and Character: Transforming Reading,” “Victorian Transformations,” Leeds, May 24, 2023

“Care Communities: The Literature of Care,” [remote], Zoom Care Forum, December 9, 2022

“Inventing Feminist Victorianist Criticism,” [remote] Women Novelists of Queen Victoria’s Reign Roundtable, May 17, 2022

“The Bleak House of Covid Convalescence,” NVSA Plenary, April 9, 2022

“From the Queer Family of Choice to the Care Community, by way of Bleak House” Queens College, CUNY [remote], March 21, 2022

“Friday Forum: Roundtable on Talia Schaffer’s Communities of Care,” Graduate Center, CUNY [remote], March 18, 2022

“Victorian Bodies Before the Normate: Convalescence and Community,” Oxford University [remote], February 7, 2022

“In Conversation: Communities of Care,” [remote] NAVSA Religion and Spiritualities Caucus, Oct 16, 2021

“Building Care Communities: After Victorians and After Pandemics,” [remote] Queens College, April 26, 2021

“Fictions of Care” [remote], Stanford University, February 23, 2021

“Victorian Object Lessons” Roundtable [remote], “Crafting Communities” series, January 19, 2021

“The Fortunate Fall: Sanditon and Ill Writing” [remote], University of Surrey, November 19, 2020

“Victorian Studies: The State of the Field” [remote], Rice University, October 27, 2020

“Transformations at the University” Roundtable [remote], University of Virginia, October 3, 2020