“The Conceptual Poet as Witness.” Contemporary Literature. vol. 61, no. 4, 2020, pp. 505-529.

“Beyond Dead Poet’s Society: Cultural Criticism and Conceptual Poetry in the University Classroom.” Pedagogy vol 20, no. 33, 2020, pp. 499-521.

“Toward a New Poetics of Witness” Juliana Spahr’s This Connection of Everyone with Lungs.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, vol. 26, no. 1, 2017, pp. 175-200.

“Poetry as Monument: Jenny Holzer and the Memorial Poems of 9/11.” Memory Studies, vol. 8, no. 2, 2015, pp.183-196.

“Remounting, Remembering: Gendered Memorials and Colleen Wagner’s The Monument.” English Studies in Canada, vol. 35, no .4, 2009, pp. 71-94.


“Familiar and Strange.” Rev. of Redemption Rain (Rahim); Vox Humana (Pierce) and A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth (Bolster). Canadian Literature. Forthcoming. 2 typescript pages.

“Belonging and Mourning.” Rev. of Belonging and Banishment (Bakht, ed) and Private Grief, Public Mourning (Belshaw & Purvey).  Canadian Literature 205 (2010):126-127.

“Mourning the Past, Making the Future.” Rev. of We are What We Mourn (Uppal). Canadian Literature 201 (2009): 195-196.

“What’s New?” Rev. of Breathing Fire 2 (Crozier & Lane, eds), (Starnino, ed) andThe New Canon and Shift & Switch (Beaulieu, Christie & Rawlings, eds).  Canadian Literature 192 (2007): 139-141.


“Speaking in the Disciplines: A Precedents Approach to Teaching and Learning Oral Genres.” Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing, Online, June 9, 2021. With Craig Stensrud.

“Sustainable Strategies for Oral Academic Communication.” International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), Online, 26 Oct. 2021. With Craig Stensrud.

“Speaking in the Disciplines: A Precedents Approach to Teaching and Learning Oral Genres.” Poster Presentation at UBC CTLT’s TLEF Showcase. With Craig Stensrud.

“The Hatred of Poetry: Notes from the Poetry Classroom.” Modern Language Association Convention, Online, Jan. 8, 2021

“Playing the Part: The Role of Performance in Teaching and Learning Academic Speaking Skills.” Modern Language Association Convention, Online, Jan. 7, 2021

“Performing the Role of the Scholar: Teaching and Learning Oral Genres.” Pacific, Ancient and Modern Language Association, Bellingham, Nov. 2018.

“Poetry as Discourse: Cultural Approaches to Poetry Teaching.” American Comparative Literature Association, Los Angeles, March 2018

“Cultural Studies in the Poetry Classroom.” International Conference on Cultural Studies and Education, Vancouver, May 2017.

“The Conceptual Poet as Witness in Diana Hamilton’s Okay, Okay.” ACCUTE, May 2016.

““In other words, tears make us look bad:” Diana Hamilton’s Okay, Okay and a Conceptual Poetics of Feeling.” PAMLA, Portland OR, November 2015.

“Bristling Lists: The Documentary Poetics of Dionne Brand and Juliana Spahr.” American Comparative Literature Association, Seattle WA, April 2015.

“Kenneth Goldsmith’s The Day and our Precarious Lives.” American Comparative Literature Association, Toronto ON, April 2013.

“Remembering 9/11: Kenneth Goldsmith’s The Day as Document.” Pacific, Ancient and Modern Language Association, Seattle WA, October 2012. [Invited.]

“Apostrophe and the Poetry of Grief.” Modern Language Association Convention, Seattle WA, Jan. 2012.[Panel Organizer]

“Juliana Spahr’s Poetics of Connection.” American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA, May 2011.[Panel Organizer]

“Your Poem Here: Remembering 9/11 on” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Feb. 2010.

“Poetry in Public after 9/11.” Symposium for Transitional Justice and the Arts, Vancouver, BC, Jan. 2010. [Invited.]

“The Writing on the Wall: Jenny Holzer’s Memorial Art.” Canadian Association for American Studies Conference, London, ON, Nov. 2009.

“Part Monument, Part Poem: Remembering 9/11 at 7 World Trade Center.” Association for Canadian College and University Teachers of English Conference, Vancouver, BC, May 2008.

“Auden Then and Now: Reading 20th Century Poetry after 9/11.” Literature and the Weight of History Conference, Columbia University, New York, NY, Apr. 2008.

“‘This Connection of Everyone with Lungs’: Beyond a Patriotic Spirit of Unity.” American Studies Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 2007.

“Memory and Monumentality in Canadian Theatre.” Association of Canadian Theatre Research Conference, Saskatoon, SK, May 2007.


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