Past Conferences

Invited Speaker – Newberry Library (January 17, 2018)

   “Experimental Women: Women Writers and Scientific Work in the Long Eighteenth Century”

Biannual Aphra Behn Society Conference – Pittsburgh, PA (November 2-3, 2017)

   “‘Monstrous Luxuriants’: Women’s Botanical Writing and the Lives of Plants”

48th ASECS Annual Meeting – Minneapolis, MN (March 30-April 2, 2017)

“‘[T]hat Friendship which is yet dearer to me than any other earthly Good’: Female Intimacy & Reading in Eliza Haywood’s Periodicals”

Invited Speaker – McMaster University (June 22, 2016)

   “Reading & Writing Flora: A Study of Women’s Botanical Writing at the End of the 18th Century”

47th ASECS Annual Meeting – Pittsburgh, PA (March 31-April 3, 2016)

“‘Fancy…delights in its own work’: The Fantasies of Margaret Cavendish’s Scientific Poetry”

Biannual Aphra Behn Society Conference – South Orange, NJ (November 5-6, 2015)

    “‘A Very Lively Image’: Mary Wortley Montagu and the Turkish Lyric”

46th NeMLA Convention – Toronto, ON (April 30-May 3, 2015)

    “Negotiating Disability & Urban Identity through Smallpox Inoculation in Eighteenth-Century London”

46th ASECS Annual Meeting – Los Angeles, CA (March 19-21, 2015) ­

    “Collecting, Cataloguing, and Curating: Women and the Science of Things”

45th ASECS Annual Meeting – Williamsburg, VA (March 19-22, 2014)

“Mira and the Microscope: Eliza Haywood and the Study of Natural Philosophy”

3rd Biennial Meeting of the Defoe Society Conference – Normal, IL (August 9-10, 2013)

“The Consolidator and the Critique of Experimental Science”

44th ASECS Annual Meeting – Cleveland, OH (April 4-7, 2013)

“Getting Screwed: Defoe’s Lunar Narrative and the Problem with Technology”

42nd ASECS Annual Meeting – Vancouver, BC (March 17-20, 2011)

“‘An Hobby-Horse Well Worth Giving a Description of’: Some Intersections and Interstices of Disability and Knowledge”

41st ASECS Annual Meeting – Albuquerque, NM (March 18-21, 2010)         

“‘A Man of Uncommon Parts’: Tobias Smollett and the Unknowable Excesses of Nature”


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