Through exploring the psychopathology of Capgras syndrome, in which a patient mistakes a loved one for an imposter, The Echo Maker offers a sustained meditation on the ways in which we project our own problems onto other people. As a reflection on the mysteries of consciousness, the novel offers some interesting if not especially new insights into the fuzzy boundaries between scientific and literary interpretations of the mind. Read more
�Transgressing the Uncanny Valley: Cyborg Sex and Android Incest,� Literary Criticism and the Fantastic, Durham University, 14 March 2014.
�Playing Gender: A Ludological Perspective on Tomb Raider,� Literary Dolls: The Female Textual Body from the 19th Century to Now, Durham University, 8 March 2014.
�Video Games and Ageing,� Narrating Time Seminar Series, Durham University, 20 March 2014.
�How Communication Technology Structures Fiction: On Letters and Instant Messaging,� Contemporary Fiction Seminar Series, University of London, 20 November 2014.
�About the Research in English At Durham Blog,� Panel on Harnessing New and Old Media, Public Engagement for Postgraduates in the Arts and Humanities workshop, Durham University, 19 June 2013.
�No Sense of an Ending: Frank Kermode and Computer Game Narratives,� British Society for Literature and Science, University of Cambridge, 9 April 2011.
�Jameson and the Gangster: Grand Theft Auto as a Cognitive Map of the Postmodern Condition,� British Society for Literature and Science, Northumbria University, 9 April 2010.
�The Demonic Posthuman: Cybernetics, Possession and Postmodernism,� British Society for Literature and Science, Reading University, 29 April 2009.
�The Astronaut�s Transistorised Fist: Rereading the Ideological Space of 1969,� Stars: The Sciences and the Arts Postgraduate Conference, Durham University, 4 July 2008.
�The E-Volutionary Novel: Darwinian Digital Narratives,� Evolution of Literatures in European Cultures, Durham University, 6 April 2008.
�Man Has Come Back to His Own: Victorian Degeneration and Posthuman Enlightenment in War of the Worlds and Independence Day,� British Society for Literature and Science, Keele University, 27 March 2008.
�Neuroscience and the Future of Literary Criticism,� Ustinov College/Institute of Advanced Study Seminar, Durham University, 8 March 2008.
The Economic Value of an English PhD,� Department of English Postgraduate Discussion Group, Durham University, 24 October 2007.
�Body Recognising Mind: Demonic and Embodied Knowledge in A.S. Byatt�s A Whistling Woman,� Pathologies, University of Glamorgan, 21 August 2007.
�From Caliban to the Raptor: Shakespeare, Browning, Spielberg and the Evolution of Otherness,� Darwin Among the Poets Symposium, Durham University, 4 July 2007.
�Cybernetic Demons,� Research Postgraduates Poster Competition, Durham University, 22 February 2007.
�Maxwell�s Demon: A Case Study in Models and Metaphors Across the Two Cultures,� Interactions Graduate Conference, University of Glasgow, 29 October 2006.
�Literary Theory: What Is It and Why Do We Need It: A Panel with Terry Eagleton,� Durham University, 25 October 2006.
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