PUBLIC LECTURES

2008 ‘Surrealism: Anger and Revolt’, University of Durham

2008 ‘Desmond Morris. Lines of Thought’, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead

2008 ‘Reading Magritte’s La Saveur des larmes’, The Barber Institute, University of Birmingham

2006 ‘Body Language: Communication and Identity’, The Tower of Babel, Profile Intermedia 9, International Art, Music, Design, Theory Conference, University of the Arts, Bremen

2005 ‘Magritte at the Edge of Codes’, Conception Reception, Annual Conference, The Association of Art Historians, University of Bristol

2003 ‘Conroy Maddox’, Chelsea Arts Club, London

2003 ‘Chasing Dreams: Freud and the Surrealists’, University of Manchester

2002 ‘La lumière de l'inconscient’, Université catholique de l'Ouest, Angers

2002 ‘Surrealism’, City Art Gallery, Southampton

2001 ‘The Surrealism of Maddox and Morris’, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

2001 ‘Jean-Martin Charcot, a nineteenth-century influence’, Le surréalisme appartient-il au XXe siècle?, International Colloquium, St. Hugh’s College, Oxford

1998 ‘Psychoanalysis and the Surrealist Object’, Identities, Annual Conference, The Association of Art Historians, University of Exeter

1997 ‘Surrealism and Desmond Morris’, Charleston Literary Festival

1997 ‘Surrealism: an introduction’, Ledbury Poetry Festival

1997 ‘Desmond Morris and Surrealism’, Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

1997 ‘Edouard Mesens et la persistance du dadaïsme’, La Littérature et les arts en Belgique francophone, International colloquium, The Department of French, The University of Edinburgh

1997 ‘Sex and Surrealism’, The Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester

1996 ‘René Magritte: The Space in Question’, Research Seminar, Keele University

1996 ‘Desmond Morris in the Surrealist context’, City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent

1996 ‘André Breton and the Belgian Connection’, André Breton: The Power of Language, International Surrealist Colloquium, University of Glasgow

1995 ‘Conroy Maddox: the philosophy of a Surrealist’, Leeds City Art Gallery

1994 ‘Belgian Surrealist Theories of music’, University of Reading (with Barbara Kelly)

1993 ‘Paul Nougé and Surrealist Music’, Centre for Research in French Studies, University of Keele (with Barbara Kelly)

1993 Interview with Conroy Maddox, Surrealism: The Scene of the Crime, Eugène Vinaver International Colloquium University of Manchester

1993 ‘Dangerous Music: Belgian Theories of Musical Surrealism’, The Scene of the Crime, Eugène Vinaver International Colloquium, University of Manchester (with Barbara Kelly)

1993 ‘Belgian Surrealist Theories of music’, University of Liverpool (with Barbara Kelly)

1992 Panellist at ‘Dissecting the exquisite corpse: Surrealism in words and images’, Symposium, Institute of Romance Studies, University of London

1989 ‘The Theories of Paul Nougé’, North-West, Universities’ Seminar in French, University of Liverpool

1988 ‘Aspects of the Belgian Approach to Surrealism’, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1987 ‘Art Déco’, Newcastle Polytechnic

1987 ‘Jean Cocteau’, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

1987 ‘Surrealism on Film: The Movement and its Philosophy’, series of three lectures, Merseyside Film Institute, Liverpool

1985 ‘The Paris 1920 Style’, University of Liverpool

1985 ‘Jean Cocteau’, Merseyside Film Institute, Liverpool

1984 ‘The Language of Literary Criticism: Structuralism and the Narrative’, University College, Dublin

1984 ‘Dada and Surrealism’, Trinity College, Dublin

1984 ‘Paul Nougé’, University of Liverpool

1983 ‘Belgian Surrealism’, National College of Art and Design, Dublin

1983 ‘Language Loss: A Linguistic Approach’, Dublin Dyslexia Association

1983 ‘The Theory of Abstraction’, National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin

1982 ‘Aphasic Models’, University of Kent

1982 ‘Abstraction, Problems of Interpretation’, University of Kent

1982 ‘René Magritte’, Trinity College, Dublin


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