Presentations & talks

The motorcycle: rebel in pop culture, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, April 22, 2021

Writers Reading Panel, Mornington Peninsula Writers Festival, October 20, 2019

The Evil Touch, National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra, September 6, 2019

Pulp fiction and youth subculture, Latrobe City Literary Festival, Traralgon, May 27, 2019

Teenage Jungles and Notorious Women: James Holledge and the Influence of Tabloid News Culture on 1960s Australian Pulp, 2018 conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Sydney, July 7 – 12, 2018

‘An Explosive Novel of Strange Passions’: Horwitz Publications and Australia’s Pulp Modernism, 2018 Literary Studies Convention, Canberra, July 3 – 7, 2018

Participant: ‘Crime on the Streets: From Homicide to Jack Irish‘, Screening Melbourne Symposium, Melbourne, February 22-24, 2018

‘Down these mean streets: The depiction of Melbourne as a Noir city in Division 4′, Screening Melbourne Symposium, Melbourne, February 22-24, 2018

The Fiction Factory Down Under: Horwitz Publications, 1960-1972, NewMac Conference, Macquarie University, July 17, 2017

Introduction to the National Film and Sound Archive’s showing of Force of Evil, April 5, 2017

Introduction to Homicide episode 34, ‘Witch Hunt’, Monster Fest, 26, November, 2016

Low-Grade Transmissions From Hell: Revisiting the Lost Australian Horror Anthology The Evil Touch, Monster Fest, 25 November, 2016

Australian noir: the history of Australian pulp fiction publishing, NoirCon Philadelphia, October 28, 2016

Loose the Plot: adventures in story telling, Melbourne Fringe Festival, September 17, 2016

Introduction to Cinema Apocalypse screening of Fernando Di Leo’s The Italian Connection, June 29, 2016

‘Partners in Crime: The role of the short story in crime fiction’, Newcastle Writers Festival, April 2, 2016

Co-presenter: ‘Procedural procedures – Tracing the development of three notable episodes of Crawford’s police dramas’, Australian Film Institute Research Collection 2015 Fellowship paper, RMIT Screen Cultures Lab, September 1, 2015

Participant: ‘From cosies to courtrooms’, Crime Fest, South Australian Writers Centre, June 27, 2015

Participant: ‘Building and sustaining a career’, Crime Fest, South Australian Writers Centre, June 27, 2015

Participant: Crawford Productions Homicide 50th anniversary event, Australian Film Institute Research Centre, October 20, 2014

‘Illustrated talk: pulp fiction’ Art, Innovation and Design Program, Melbourne Writers Festival, August 30, 2014

‘Is Game of Thrones any good?’, Bendigo Writers Festival, August 10, 2014

Participant: ‘Can Self Promotion be a Creative Act?’ panel, part of a forum entitled Open Access: Selling Your Book in the Digital Age, New South Wales Writers Centre, September 2013

Participant: ‘Building an audience’, Melbourne Emerging Writers Festival, May 2012

Participant: ‘Get into the genre: crime fiction’, Melbourne Emerging Writers Festival, May 2010