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Elizabeth A Pentland

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Department of English

Associate Professor

Office: Atkinson Building, 742
Phone: (416)736-5166 Ext: 30865
Email: pent@yorku.ca
Secondary website: http://yorku.academia.edu/ElizabethPentland

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Elizabeth Pentland specializes in Renaissance literature including Shakespeare. Her research focuses on the reception of French literature and political theory in England during the period of the French civil wars. She is the General Performance Editor for the Internet Shakespeare Editions and Editor of the Shakespeare in Performance database. Recent articles include "Agincourt and After -- The Adversary's Perspective," in King Henry V: A Critical Reader (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides, 2018); "'I cannot speak your England': French women in King John and Henry V," for a special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies (2017); and "Modern Retrospectives: Childhood and Education in Tom Stoppard's Shakespearean Plays," in Childhood, Education, and the Stage in Early Modern England, edited by Deanne Williams and Richard Preiss (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

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Degrees

Ph.D., English Literature, Stanford University
M.A., English Literature, University of Toronto
B.A. (with High Distinction), English & History, University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

General Performance Editor for the Internet Shakespeare Editions and Editor of the Shakespeare in Performance Database.

Community Contributions

Faculty member for the Stratford Seminar Society, which organizes a week-long summer program in association with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

Research Interests

English , Theatre, Renaissance literature, Shakespeare , Global Shakespeare, Travel literature

Current Research Projects

Life and Death: Three Renaissance Perspectives

    Summary:

    A comparative study of works of consolation by French and English writers before and after the Reformation.

    See more
    Role: Principal Investigator

English Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare, and the French Civil Wars

    Summary:

    A study that looks at appropriations of French literature, propaganda, and political theory by English writers in response to the French Civil Wars (1562-1598).

    See more
    Role: Principal Investigator

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“New Directions: Agincourt and After -- The Adversary’s Perspective,” in King Henry V: A Critical Reader (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides), edited by Line Cottegnies and Karen Britland (London, UK: Arden Shakespeare, 2018), 201-220.

2018

"Modern Retrospectives: Childhood and Education in Tom Stoppard’s Shakespearean Plays," in Childhood, Education, and the Stage in Early Modern England, edited by Deanne Williams and Richard Preiss (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 324-353.

2017

“Shakespeare, Navarre, and Continental History,” in Interlinguicity, Internationality and Shakespeare, edited by Michael Saenger (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 35-65.

2014

“Martyrdom and Militancy in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris,” in Stages of Engagement: Drama and Religion in Post-Reformation England, edited by James Mardock and Kathryn McPherson, (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2014), 107-134.

2014

“Teaching English Travel Writing from 1500 to the Present,” for Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters across Disciplines and Eras, edited by Karina Attar and Lynn Shutters (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

2014

Hamlet and the French Wars of Religion,” in Renaissance Shakespeare: Shakespeare Renaissances: Proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association’s Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, ed Martin Procházka, Michael Dobson, Andreas Höfele, and Hanna Scolnicov (Lanham, MD: University of Delaware Press, 2014), 29-37.

2014

“Hayward, John,” “Primrose, Diana,” and “Sandys, George,” In The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature, ed. Alan Stewart and Garrett Sullivan (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), 461-3, 796-8, 852-4.

2012

“Beyond the ‘Lyric’ in Illyricum: Some Early Modern Backgrounds to Twelfth Night,” in Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays, edited by James Schiffer (London and New York: Routledge, 2011). 149-166.

2011

“‘Elizian’ Fields: Elizabeth, Essex, and the Politics of Dissent in 1624,” in Resurrecting Elizabeth I in the Seventeenth Century, ed. Elizabeth Hageman & Katherine Conway (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007), 149-167.

2007

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

“Representations of Elizabeth I in Early Modern Culture, ed. Alessandra Petrina and Laura Tosi (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011),” Renaissance Quarterly 65.1 (Spring 2012): 274-276.

2012

“Jane Pettegree, Foreign and Native on the English Stage, 1588-1611: Metaphor and National Identity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)” for Early English Studies (EES), an online journal of the University of Texas at Arlington (http://www.uta.edu/english/ees/index.html).

2011

“Robert Ellrodt, Montaigne et Shakespeare. L'émergence de la conscience moderne (Paris: José Corti, 2011),” Cahiers Elisabéthains 80 (Autumn 2011):103-104.

2011

Théâtre Elisabéthain (2 vols.), ed. Line Cottegnies, François Laroque & Jean-Marie Maguin,” Cahiers Elisabéthains 78 (Autumn 2010): 97-100.

2010

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“‘I cannot speak your England’: French women in King John and Henry V,” Early Modern Literary Studies (EMLS), Special Issue 27: European Women in Early Modern Drama (2017), edited by Ema Vyroubalová and Edel Semple: 1-20. Web.

2017

“Collaborations and conversations: The year in Shakespeare studies, 2012-2013,” The Shakespearean International Yearbook, vol. 16 (2016): 177-189.

2016

“Philippe Mornay, Mary Sidney, and the Politics of Translation,” Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) Vol 6: Women’s Writing / Women’s Work in Early Modernity (Fall 2014). Web.

2014

Theatre Review: “Hamlet,” Shakespeare Bulletin 28.3 (Fall 2010). 377-382.

2010

Theatre Review: “Hamlet,” Shakespeare Bulletin 27.3 (Fall 2009): 475-477.

2009

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“How to Read a (Digital) Shakespeare Play,” for panel on The Ethics of Progressive Shakespeare, Modern Languages Association (MLA), January 4, 2018, New York, NY.

2018

“‘The Queen of England specially’: figuring English Protestantism in The Massacre at Paris” for Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium (TRRC) sponsored panel at the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), March 2018, New Orleans, LA.

2018

Panel Chair, Shakespeare’s Changing Language: Grammar, Rhetoric, Theology, for The Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies (CSRS) / Congress of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ryerson University, May 27, 2017, Toronto, ON.

2017

“Digital Reading and the Early Modern Archive,” for the seminar on Material Texts and Digital Interfaces, Shakespeare Association of America, April 5-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA.

2017

Panel Chair, The Meaning of “Non-Shakespearean,” for the Shakespearean Theatre Conference / Shakespeare 401: What’s Next? June 22-24, 2017, Stratford, ON.

2017

Panel Chair, What’s Next for Hamlet? for the Shakespearean Theatre Conference / Shakespeare 401: What’s Next? June 22-24, 2017, Stratford, ON.

2017

“‘Bastard Normans, Norman Bastards’: The Language of Politics in Shakespeare’s King John,” for the seminar on Shakespeare and the Dictionary, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), March 23-26, 2016, New Orleans, LA.

2016

Panel Chair, Memory Theatre in England, for On the Peripheries of the Reformation: The View from Then and Now, an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium (TRRC), October 21-22, 2016, Toronto, ON.

2016

“Shakespeare and Excommunication: The Papal Context of King John,” for On the Peripheries of the Reformation: The View from Then and Now, an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium (TRRC), October 21-22, 2016, Toronto, ON.

2016

Panel Chair, Shakespeare and the Ends of Eating, Renaissance Society of America, March 26-28, 2015, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany.

2015

“Queering the Frame: Chris Abraham’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” for the seminar on Shakespeare and/in Canada, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 2-4, 2015, Vancouver, BC.

2015

Seminar co-chair (with Ema Vyroubalová, Trinity College Dublin and Alexa Huang, George Washington University), seminar on Global Shakespeare as Methodology, Shakespeare 450, Société Française Shakespeare, April 21-27, 2014, Paris, France.

2014

“‘Hujjat’: Figuring the Global and the Local in Student Appropriations of Shakespeare,” for the seminar on Global Shakespeare as Methodology, Shakespeare 450, Société Française Shakespeare, April 21-27, 2014, Paris, France.

2014

“Boy Actors and Childhood in Two Shakespearean Adaptations by Tom Stoppard,” for the seminar on Mythologies of Childhood, Shakespeare and Myth, European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA), June 26-29, 2013, Montpellier, France.

2013

"'Brave Conquerors': Rethinking the Politics of Love's Labour's Lost," for the seminar on Foreign Policy in the Age of Shakespeare, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), 5-7 April, 2012, Boston, MA.

2012

“Shakespeare, Nebrija, and the War for Navarre,” Shakespeare: Sources and Directions, Bergen Shakespeare and Drama Network (BSDN), 4-8 October, 2011, Cork, Ireland.

2011

Hamlet and the French Wars of Religion,” Seminar on Trauma and Memory in Early Modern England, Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, International Shakespeare Association, July 2011, Prague, Czech Republic.

2011

“‘Let Me Pray, Before I Die’: Martyrdom and Militancy in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris,” Seminar on Drama and/of the Reformation, Shakespeare Association of America, April 2011, Bellevue, WA.

2011

“From Bianca to Billo: The Courtesan Figure in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara,” for the seminar on Shakespeare and World Cinema, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 1-4, 2010, Chicago, IL.

2010

Panel Chair, “Variations in Early Editions of Shakespeare: Causes, Consequences, and Significance,” Rethinking Early Modern Print Culture – CRRS Conference, Victoria University in the University of Toronto, October 22-24, 2010.

2010

“Organizing Knowledge for Gentlewomen: The Lessons of François de Belleforest’s Histoires Tragiques,” for the seminar on Shakespeare and the Organization of Knowledge, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 9-11, 2009, Washington DC.

2009

“Teaching Omkara Teaching Othello,” Bollywood’s Soft Power, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, 14-15 December, 2009, Kharagpur, India.

2009

“A Milton for Young Atheists: His Dark Materials and the End of Authority,” Milton at 400: A Symposium in Honour of J. Martin Evans, Stanford University, 4-5 December, 2008, Stanford CA.

2008

“From Bianca to Billo: Vishal Bhardwaj’s Bollywood Adaptation of Othello,” Shakespeare, Translation and Transmediation (Bergen Shakespeare and Drama Network), University of Malta, 21-25 October, 2008, Malta.

2008

“‘What’s in a Name?’: Love’s Labour’s Lost and the History of ‘Navarre,’” for the seminar on Histories and Methodologies, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), March 13-15, 2008, Dallas, TX.

2008

“Belleforest’s Venice,” Shakespeare and Venice conference, Università ca’ Foscari Venezia, October 10-11, 2007, Venice, Italy.

2007

“Reading Around in Belleforest,” for seminar on Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 4-7, 2007, San Diego, CA.

2007

“‘The rarest Queene in Europe’: Praise of Elizabeth I and her Court in Bussy d’Ambois,” panel on Elizabeth I: the Competition for Representation Continues, Renaissance Society of America (RSA), March 22-24, 2007, Miami, FL. Panel officially sponsored by Renaissances: a Lecture and Workshop Series at Stanford.

2007

“That ‘conveniently obscure location’: Rethinking Shakespeare’s Illyria,” Shakespeare and the Eastern Mediterranean, Inter University Centre, October 4-8, 2006, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

2006

“‘There’s more in’t than fair visage’: the Cultural Politics of Remarriage in Shakespeare and Fletcher’s Henry VIII,” for seminar on Shakespeare and the French, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 13-15, 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

2006

“Anjou and the Cannibals,” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS), December 1-4, 2005, San Antonio, TX.

2005

“English Mounsieurs: Performing ‘Frenchness’ in Shakespeare’s Comedies,” for seminar on Theater Across Nations, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), March 17-19, 2005, Bermuda.

2005

“The Machiavel Plays the Maid’s Part: Richard III and Elizabethan Political Rhetoric,” for seminar on Shakespeare and Machiavelli, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 8-10, 2004, New Orleans, LA.

2004

“Petrarch, Parody and Patronage: Florio Introduces Montaigne,” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS), Oct. 23-26, 2003, Newport Beach, CA.

2003

“‘Elizian’ Fields: Thomas Scott, Leonel Sharpe, and the ‘Haunting’ of James I,” for seminar on Recalling and Reconstructing Elizabeth I, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 10-13, 2003, Victoria, BC.

2003

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Hamlet and the French Wars of Religion,” Proceedings of the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, edited by Martin Prochazka, Michael Dobson, Andreas Höfele, Hanna Scolnicov (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2014), 29-37.

2014

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

“‘What Country, Friends, Is This?’: The Literary Setting of Twelfth Night,” for The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, May 22, 2018, Toronto, ON.

2018

“‘And What Should I Do in Illyria?’: The Literary Setting of Twelfth Night,” for the Lifelong Learning Mississauga Spring 2017 Lecture Series: Shakespeare & Company. Burnamthorpe Community Centre, May 2, 2017, Mississauga, ON. Invited talk.

2017

“Two Protestant Revengers,” Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium (TRRC), Victoria College, University of Toronto, October 28, 2015, Toronto, ON.

2015

“Exploring ‘That Little-Known Coast’: Shakespeare’s Illyria and the Archive,” Early Modern Studies Seminar (EMSS), University of Toronto, 9 February, 2009, Toronto, ON.

2009

Conferences

Publication
Year

Participant, Cultural Interpretation Workshop, Critically Contemporary conference, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, September 29, 2018, Stratford, ON.

2018

Scholarly Contributor, Playing for Free Workshop (The Tempest), Early Modern Conversions Project (Paul Yachnin, McGill University, in collaboration with The Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Ryerson School of Performance), Ryerson University, February 1-2, 2018, Toronto, ON. Invited.

2018

Scholarly Contributor, The Changeling Workshop, Early Modern Conversions Project (Paul Yachnin, McGill University, in collaboration with The Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Ryerson School of Performance), Ryerson University, March 2, 2017, Toronto, ON.

2017

Affinity Group Leader (Premodernity) and Seminar Participant (Gisèle Sapiro: How do literary works cross borders (or not)?), Harvard University Institute for World Literature (IWL), July 6-16, Lisbon, Portugal.

2015

Other

Publication
Year

Interview: “From Shakespeare to Greek Tragedy: A literary guide to the epic Trump-Clinton battle,” The Current, with Anna Maria Tremonti, CBC Radio, November 8, 2016.

2016


Elizabeth Pentland specializes in Renaissance literature including Shakespeare. Her research focuses on the reception of French literature and political theory in England during the period of the French civil wars. She is the General Performance Editor for the Internet Shakespeare Editions and Editor of the Shakespeare in Performance database. Recent articles include "Agincourt and After -- The Adversary's Perspective," in King Henry V: A Critical Reader (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides, 2018); "'I cannot speak your England': French women in King John and Henry V," for a special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies (2017); and "Modern Retrospectives: Childhood and Education in Tom Stoppard's Shakespearean Plays," in Childhood, Education, and the Stage in Early Modern England, edited by Deanne Williams and Richard Preiss (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Degrees

Ph.D., English Literature, Stanford University
M.A., English Literature, University of Toronto
B.A. (with High Distinction), English & History, University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

General Performance Editor for the Internet Shakespeare Editions and Editor of the Shakespeare in Performance Database.

Community Contributions

Faculty member for the Stratford Seminar Society, which organizes a week-long summer program in association with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

Research Interests

English , Theatre, Renaissance literature, Shakespeare , Global Shakespeare, Travel literature

Current Research Projects

Life and Death: Three Renaissance Perspectives

    Summary:

    A comparative study of works of consolation by French and English writers before and after the Reformation.

    Role: Principal Investigator

English Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare, and the French Civil Wars

    Summary:

    A study that looks at appropriations of French literature, propaganda, and political theory by English writers in response to the French Civil Wars (1562-1598).

    Role: Principal Investigator

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“New Directions: Agincourt and After -- The Adversary’s Perspective,” in King Henry V: A Critical Reader (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides), edited by Line Cottegnies and Karen Britland (London, UK: Arden Shakespeare, 2018), 201-220.

2018

"Modern Retrospectives: Childhood and Education in Tom Stoppard’s Shakespearean Plays," in Childhood, Education, and the Stage in Early Modern England, edited by Deanne Williams and Richard Preiss (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 324-353.

2017

“Shakespeare, Navarre, and Continental History,” in Interlinguicity, Internationality and Shakespeare, edited by Michael Saenger (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 35-65.

2014

“Martyrdom and Militancy in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris,” in Stages of Engagement: Drama and Religion in Post-Reformation England, edited by James Mardock and Kathryn McPherson, (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2014), 107-134.

2014

“Teaching English Travel Writing from 1500 to the Present,” for Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters across Disciplines and Eras, edited by Karina Attar and Lynn Shutters (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

2014

Hamlet and the French Wars of Religion,” in Renaissance Shakespeare: Shakespeare Renaissances: Proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association’s Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, ed Martin Procházka, Michael Dobson, Andreas Höfele, and Hanna Scolnicov (Lanham, MD: University of Delaware Press, 2014), 29-37.

2014

“Hayward, John,” “Primrose, Diana,” and “Sandys, George,” In The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature, ed. Alan Stewart and Garrett Sullivan (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), 461-3, 796-8, 852-4.

2012

“Beyond the ‘Lyric’ in Illyricum: Some Early Modern Backgrounds to Twelfth Night,” in Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays, edited by James Schiffer (London and New York: Routledge, 2011). 149-166.

2011

“‘Elizian’ Fields: Elizabeth, Essex, and the Politics of Dissent in 1624,” in Resurrecting Elizabeth I in the Seventeenth Century, ed. Elizabeth Hageman & Katherine Conway (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007), 149-167.

2007

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

“Representations of Elizabeth I in Early Modern Culture, ed. Alessandra Petrina and Laura Tosi (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011),” Renaissance Quarterly 65.1 (Spring 2012): 274-276.

2012

“Jane Pettegree, Foreign and Native on the English Stage, 1588-1611: Metaphor and National Identity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)” for Early English Studies (EES), an online journal of the University of Texas at Arlington (http://www.uta.edu/english/ees/index.html).

2011

“Robert Ellrodt, Montaigne et Shakespeare. L'émergence de la conscience moderne (Paris: José Corti, 2011),” Cahiers Elisabéthains 80 (Autumn 2011):103-104.

2011

Théâtre Elisabéthain (2 vols.), ed. Line Cottegnies, François Laroque & Jean-Marie Maguin,” Cahiers Elisabéthains 78 (Autumn 2010): 97-100.

2010

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“‘I cannot speak your England’: French women in King John and Henry V,” Early Modern Literary Studies (EMLS), Special Issue 27: European Women in Early Modern Drama (2017), edited by Ema Vyroubalová and Edel Semple: 1-20. Web.

2017

“Collaborations and conversations: The year in Shakespeare studies, 2012-2013,” The Shakespearean International Yearbook, vol. 16 (2016): 177-189.

2016

“Philippe Mornay, Mary Sidney, and the Politics of Translation,” Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) Vol 6: Women’s Writing / Women’s Work in Early Modernity (Fall 2014). Web.

2014

Theatre Review: “Hamlet,” Shakespeare Bulletin 28.3 (Fall 2010). 377-382.

2010

Theatre Review: “Hamlet,” Shakespeare Bulletin 27.3 (Fall 2009): 475-477.

2009

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“How to Read a (Digital) Shakespeare Play,” for panel on The Ethics of Progressive Shakespeare, Modern Languages Association (MLA), January 4, 2018, New York, NY.

2018

“‘The Queen of England specially’: figuring English Protestantism in The Massacre at Paris” for Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium (TRRC) sponsored panel at the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), March 2018, New Orleans, LA.

2018

Panel Chair, Shakespeare’s Changing Language: Grammar, Rhetoric, Theology, for The Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies (CSRS) / Congress of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ryerson University, May 27, 2017, Toronto, ON.

2017

“Digital Reading and the Early Modern Archive,” for the seminar on Material Texts and Digital Interfaces, Shakespeare Association of America, April 5-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA.

2017

Panel Chair, The Meaning of “Non-Shakespearean,” for the Shakespearean Theatre Conference / Shakespeare 401: What’s Next? June 22-24, 2017, Stratford, ON.

2017

Panel Chair, What’s Next for Hamlet? for the Shakespearean Theatre Conference / Shakespeare 401: What’s Next? June 22-24, 2017, Stratford, ON.

2017

“‘Bastard Normans, Norman Bastards’: The Language of Politics in Shakespeare’s King John,” for the seminar on Shakespeare and the Dictionary, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), March 23-26, 2016, New Orleans, LA.

2016

Panel Chair, Memory Theatre in England, for On the Peripheries of the Reformation: The View from Then and Now, an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium (TRRC), October 21-22, 2016, Toronto, ON.

2016

“Shakespeare and Excommunication: The Papal Context of King John,” for On the Peripheries of the Reformation: The View from Then and Now, an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium (TRRC), October 21-22, 2016, Toronto, ON.

2016

Panel Chair, Shakespeare and the Ends of Eating, Renaissance Society of America, March 26-28, 2015, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany.

2015

“Queering the Frame: Chris Abraham’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” for the seminar on Shakespeare and/in Canada, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 2-4, 2015, Vancouver, BC.

2015

Seminar co-chair (with Ema Vyroubalová, Trinity College Dublin and Alexa Huang, George Washington University), seminar on Global Shakespeare as Methodology, Shakespeare 450, Société Française Shakespeare, April 21-27, 2014, Paris, France.

2014

“‘Hujjat’: Figuring the Global and the Local in Student Appropriations of Shakespeare,” for the seminar on Global Shakespeare as Methodology, Shakespeare 450, Société Française Shakespeare, April 21-27, 2014, Paris, France.

2014

“Boy Actors and Childhood in Two Shakespearean Adaptations by Tom Stoppard,” for the seminar on Mythologies of Childhood, Shakespeare and Myth, European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA), June 26-29, 2013, Montpellier, France.

2013

"'Brave Conquerors': Rethinking the Politics of Love's Labour's Lost," for the seminar on Foreign Policy in the Age of Shakespeare, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), 5-7 April, 2012, Boston, MA.

2012

“Shakespeare, Nebrija, and the War for Navarre,” Shakespeare: Sources and Directions, Bergen Shakespeare and Drama Network (BSDN), 4-8 October, 2011, Cork, Ireland.

2011

Hamlet and the French Wars of Religion,” Seminar on Trauma and Memory in Early Modern England, Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, International Shakespeare Association, July 2011, Prague, Czech Republic.

2011

“‘Let Me Pray, Before I Die’: Martyrdom and Militancy in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris,” Seminar on Drama and/of the Reformation, Shakespeare Association of America, April 2011, Bellevue, WA.

2011

“From Bianca to Billo: The Courtesan Figure in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara,” for the seminar on Shakespeare and World Cinema, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 1-4, 2010, Chicago, IL.

2010

Panel Chair, “Variations in Early Editions of Shakespeare: Causes, Consequences, and Significance,” Rethinking Early Modern Print Culture – CRRS Conference, Victoria University in the University of Toronto, October 22-24, 2010.

2010

“Organizing Knowledge for Gentlewomen: The Lessons of François de Belleforest’s Histoires Tragiques,” for the seminar on Shakespeare and the Organization of Knowledge, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 9-11, 2009, Washington DC.

2009

“Teaching Omkara Teaching Othello,” Bollywood’s Soft Power, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, 14-15 December, 2009, Kharagpur, India.

2009

“A Milton for Young Atheists: His Dark Materials and the End of Authority,” Milton at 400: A Symposium in Honour of J. Martin Evans, Stanford University, 4-5 December, 2008, Stanford CA.

2008

“From Bianca to Billo: Vishal Bhardwaj’s Bollywood Adaptation of Othello,” Shakespeare, Translation and Transmediation (Bergen Shakespeare and Drama Network), University of Malta, 21-25 October, 2008, Malta.

2008

“‘What’s in a Name?’: Love’s Labour’s Lost and the History of ‘Navarre,’” for the seminar on Histories and Methodologies, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), March 13-15, 2008, Dallas, TX.

2008

“Belleforest’s Venice,” Shakespeare and Venice conference, Università ca’ Foscari Venezia, October 10-11, 2007, Venice, Italy.

2007

“Reading Around in Belleforest,” for seminar on Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 4-7, 2007, San Diego, CA.

2007

“‘The rarest Queene in Europe’: Praise of Elizabeth I and her Court in Bussy d’Ambois,” panel on Elizabeth I: the Competition for Representation Continues, Renaissance Society of America (RSA), March 22-24, 2007, Miami, FL. Panel officially sponsored by Renaissances: a Lecture and Workshop Series at Stanford.

2007

“That ‘conveniently obscure location’: Rethinking Shakespeare’s Illyria,” Shakespeare and the Eastern Mediterranean, Inter University Centre, October 4-8, 2006, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

2006

“‘There’s more in’t than fair visage’: the Cultural Politics of Remarriage in Shakespeare and Fletcher’s Henry VIII,” for seminar on Shakespeare and the French, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 13-15, 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

2006

“Anjou and the Cannibals,” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS), December 1-4, 2005, San Antonio, TX.

2005

“English Mounsieurs: Performing ‘Frenchness’ in Shakespeare’s Comedies,” for seminar on Theater Across Nations, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), March 17-19, 2005, Bermuda.

2005

“The Machiavel Plays the Maid’s Part: Richard III and Elizabethan Political Rhetoric,” for seminar on Shakespeare and Machiavelli, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 8-10, 2004, New Orleans, LA.

2004

“Petrarch, Parody and Patronage: Florio Introduces Montaigne,” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS), Oct. 23-26, 2003, Newport Beach, CA.

2003

“‘Elizian’ Fields: Thomas Scott, Leonel Sharpe, and the ‘Haunting’ of James I,” for seminar on Recalling and Reconstructing Elizabeth I, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 10-13, 2003, Victoria, BC.

2003

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Hamlet and the French Wars of Religion,” Proceedings of the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, edited by Martin Prochazka, Michael Dobson, Andreas Höfele, Hanna Scolnicov (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2014), 29-37.

2014

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

“‘What Country, Friends, Is This?’: The Literary Setting of Twelfth Night,” for The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, May 22, 2018, Toronto, ON.

2018

“‘And What Should I Do in Illyria?’: The Literary Setting of Twelfth Night,” for the Lifelong Learning Mississauga Spring 2017 Lecture Series: Shakespeare & Company. Burnamthorpe Community Centre, May 2, 2017, Mississauga, ON. Invited talk.

2017

“Two Protestant Revengers,” Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium (TRRC), Victoria College, University of Toronto, October 28, 2015, Toronto, ON.

2015

“Exploring ‘That Little-Known Coast’: Shakespeare’s Illyria and the Archive,” Early Modern Studies Seminar (EMSS), University of Toronto, 9 February, 2009, Toronto, ON.

2009

Conferences

Publication
Year

Participant, Cultural Interpretation Workshop, Critically Contemporary conference, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, September 29, 2018, Stratford, ON.

2018

Scholarly Contributor, Playing for Free Workshop (The Tempest), Early Modern Conversions Project (Paul Yachnin, McGill University, in collaboration with The Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Ryerson School of Performance), Ryerson University, February 1-2, 2018, Toronto, ON. Invited.

2018

Scholarly Contributor, The Changeling Workshop, Early Modern Conversions Project (Paul Yachnin, McGill University, in collaboration with The Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Ryerson School of Performance), Ryerson University, March 2, 2017, Toronto, ON.

2017

Affinity Group Leader (Premodernity) and Seminar Participant (Gisèle Sapiro: How do literary works cross borders (or not)?), Harvard University Institute for World Literature (IWL), July 6-16, Lisbon, Portugal.

2015

Other

Publication
Year

Interview: “From Shakespeare to Greek Tragedy: A literary guide to the epic Trump-Clinton battle,” The Current, with Anna Maria Tremonti, CBC Radio, November 8, 2016.

2016