“The Eighteenth-Century Commonplace Book: Index, Table, Self,” Public Lecture, Wake Forest University Library, October 2019.
"'Everything We See is Seen in Perspective': Mediating Point of View in Optical Narratives of the Eighteenth Century," Global Early Modern Studies Research Group, University of California, San Diego, May 2018.
“Projective Casts: Fictions of the Camera Obscura from the Eighteenth Century to Contemporary Art,” Objects segment, Becoming Media core program, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies at University of California, Los Angeles, October 2017.
“Follies and Fictions: Affordances of the Psyche in Eighteenth-Century Gothic Spaces,” Group for the Study of Early Cultures, University of California, Irvine, 2016.
“Making Storylines in the Country House Poem: Interiority and the Play of Perspective in Marvell’s Upon Appleton House,” The Early Modern Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015
“Pope’s Grotto Life and Eloisa to Abelard: Foreshadowing Novelistic Interiors,” Southern California Eighteenth-Century Group, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
“Pamela’s Pockets and the Narrative of Everyday Life,” keynote lecture for The Prosaic Imaginary conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 2014
“Detachable Pockets, Handwritten Letters and Samuel Richardson’s Pamela: Portable Interiority and the Eighteenth-Century Novel,” Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC. May 2014
"Grotto and Epistle: Novelistic Interiority in Pope's Eloisa to Abelard," Humanities Institute for Queer Theory, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY, 2012
“Marching Thoughts on Paper: Margaret Cavendish’s Tools of Inwardness,” Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Interiors and Interiority, workshop, Cambridge, MA, 2011
“The Rise of Fashion in 18th-Century England,” University of Colorado at Boulder Center for British and Irish Studies, Boulder, CO, 2008
"The Aesthetics of Lifelikeness in the 18th-Century Novel," Borders of the Animate segment, Vital Matters core program, Clark Library and Center for 17th- and 18th- Century Studies, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2006
“‘And these things are very various’: Fetishism and Fashion Defined in the Age of Enlightenment,” Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2005
"Artifice Naturalized: The Gendered Objects of Trade and Empire," at Maritime Worlds of the East India Company conference, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK, 2000