Invited Talks

This is an almost complete list of talks that I have been invited to give. I have also participated (or will participate) in conferences–by giving papers, by being on panels, or by being in seminars–in Canada, the United States, France, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Romania, Belgium, Albania, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, and the Netherlands. As well, I have appeared on a number of podcasts; more podcast appearances are scheduled.

“Milton Representing” Canada Milton Seminar October 2024

“Reading Shakespeare Writing” Peter Cummings Memorial Lecture, English Department, Hobart and William Smith Colleges October 2023

“Aboutness in Shakespeare’s Poetry” Shakespeare Institute December 2022

“From Book to Book with Milton” English Department, Cambridge University November 2022

“Line Endings in Renaissance Poetry” Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies, University of Kent October 2022

“Shakespeare and Queer Representation” Liberal Arts Honors Program, University of Texas at El Paso March 2021

“Line Endings in Renaissance Poetry” Poetry and Poetics Working Group, University of Pennsylvania March 2021

“Ending the Line” English Department, Queen’s University February 2021

“Shakespeare and Queer Representation” University of Louisiana at Lafayette September 2020

“Image as Essence” Plenary, British Graduate Student Shakespeare Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon UK September 2020

“Shakespeare and Queer Representation” School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London, London UK May 2019

“Zombie Shakespeare” English, Philosophy and Modern Languages Department, West Texas A&M University, Canyon Texas USA October 2018

“Coming Out In / To Poetry” Queer London Research Seminar, University of Westminster November 2017

“Becoming Art” English Department, Oxford University November 2017

“Queerness in Representation” Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory and Medieval and Early Modern Research Initiative, Cardiff University November 2017

“Becoming Flowers” Plenary, Classic and English Renaissance Literature Association of Korea, Sogang University, Seoul May 2017

“The Renaissance of Not Doing Things” University College Dublin November 2016

“The Location of Queerness” Keynote Speaker, Centre for Research into Gender and Culture in Society conference, Swansea University April 2016

“Shakespeare Without Drama” Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, University of Alabama February 2016

“Peele and the Ends of Narrative” London Renaissance Seminar, University of London November 2015

“Zombie Shakespeare” Swansea University November 2015

“The Queer Persistence of Shakespeare” University of Kent November 2015

“Zombie Shakespeare” Appalachian State University, Boone NC October 2015

“Unparaphrasable James” Département de litterature comparée, Université de Montréal, May 2015

“Poetic Remembering and Misremembering” Presidential Panel, Modern Language Association, Vancouver January 2015

“Greek Designs: The Queerness of Paraphrase” Plenary, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, St Catharines May 2014

“Descriptive Strategies in Venus and Adonis” Hungarian Shakespeare Committee, Budapest April 2014

“‘Militat omnis amans’: Love as War in Renaissance Sonnets” London Renaissance Seminar, University of London, November 2013

“Queer Paraphrase” Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, University of British Columbia February 2013

“The War Between the Loves” Love: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics and Emotion of Love, Green College University of British Columbia February 2013

“Paraphrase and Comparison in Donne” Institute for British and Irish Studies Graduate Colloquium, University of Southern California, Los Angeles September 2012

“Poemitude” Keynote, Endnotes 2012: Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis, University of British Columbia May 2012

“Source” English Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ December 2011

“Textual and Sexual Sameness” Shakespeare Now, Appalachian State University, Boone NC February 2011

“Reflections and Renaissance Literature” English Department, University College Cork, Cork February 2010

“Backward Gaze” Du Bois Lecture, English and American Studies Department, Humboldt University, Berlin October 2009

“Against Reproduction” Literature Department, American University, Washington DC April 2009

“‘In it or without”: The Importance of Mirrored Space” Keynote, Exploring Literary Space: The Dialectics of Inside and Outside, University of Calgary, February 2009

“The Gayest Play Ever” Shakesqueer Symposium, Cornell University, Ithaca September 2008

“Different Renaissance Difference” London Renaissance Seminar, University of London, July 2008

“Against Reproduction” Group for Early Modern Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson  November 2007

“The Sex Life of Texts” Inside / Out Speakers Series, University of Alberta, Edmonton January 2006

“Rosamond’s Complaint” Ovid’s Heroides and the Rhetoric of Complaint, University of London, November 2005

“Writing on American Subjects” James Purdy Symposium, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH May 2005

“Poetry, That Manly Trade” English Department, Florida State University, Tallahassee September 2004

“Barthes on Barthes” Graduate Program in the Humanities, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s March 2003

“The Erotics of Poetic Influence” English Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s March 2003

“The Space of Language” Graduate Program in the Humanities, Memorial University of Newfoundland, March 2003