presentations

RECENT INVITED LECTURES 

2016

“Formation: The Ethics of Devotional Reading and the Visionary Canon at Syon and its Contemporaries.” Gender and Genre Workshop, Leverhulme International Network on Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon, Boston, USA (25-28 July 2016)

“The Ethics of Inventing Modernity.” Stephen Greenblatt Seminar: Literature, History, the World; University of Bergen, Norway (11 May 2016)

“Visions, Visuality, and Materiality in Medieval England.” Literature & Religion Research Group, University of Bergen (15 April)

“The History of the Book: Touching 1000 Years of English Literature.” Vardafjell videregående skole, Haugesund, Norway (9 March)

“Mary as Hermeneutic Key.” Middle English Graduate Seminar, University of Cambridge (18 Feb)

2015

“What Nuns Read… And Didn’t Read.” Symposium, International Network on Women’s Literary Culture & The Medieval Canon, Chawton, UK (20-24 July)

“Christine de Pizan and Julian of Norwich in Conversation.” Medieval English Seminar, University of Oxford (5 May)

“Conceiving the Word: Mary as Hermeneutic Key in Medieval Women’s Visionary Narratives.” Medieval Studies Research Group, University of Oslo (18 March)

“The Peculiar Story of the Annunciation Scenes in the Medieval English ‘Life of Christ’ Prose Tradition.” Medieval Philology Research Group, University of Bergen (11 Feb)

“Could poetry save the pre-modern soul?” Literature & Religion Research Group Opening Event, University of Bergen (6 Feb)

2014 and before, selected

“Playing Editor: Inviting Students Behind the Text.” The Bergen Shakespeare Network Symposium: Presenting the Plays: Editing, Scholarship and Performance, Florence, ITALY (23-27 Oct 2014)

“The Origins and Development of Mary’s Reading at the Annunciation.” University of Michigan Pre-modern Colloquium, MI, USA (9 December 2012)

“Conceiving the Word: Medieval Visionary Women and Kristeva’s ‘Autoerotic Circle of Pregnancy.’” Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Graduate Colloquium, Yale University (24 October 2009)

RECENT CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION & ORGANIZATION

2016

“Performing Female Masculinity in the Margins: Glosses on the Wife of Bath’s Prologue.” New Chaucer Society Congress, London, UK (10-14 July 2016)

Session organizer: “Charisma”, New Chaucer Society Congress

Session co-organizer: Poster Session, New Chaucer Society Congress

“Compilations in Context: Cambridge, Trinity College MS B.15.42 and its Visionary Inhabitants.” Conference on Late Medieval Devotional Compilations in England, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (31 March – 2 April)

2015

“Compiling St. Bridget in Late Medieval England.” International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK (6-9 July)

“Narrating the Visionary-Devotional Reading Experience.” Early Book Society Meeting, Oxford, UK (2-5 July)

2014

“Playing Editor: Inviting Students Behind the Text.” The Bergen Shakespeare Network Symposium: Presenting the Plays: Editing, Scholarship and Performance, Florence, Italy (23-27 Oct)

Poster: “Imaginative Reading, Books of Hours, and the Late-medieval Devotional Treatise Of Three Workings in Man’s Soul.” New Chaucer Society Meeting, Reykjavik, Iceland (July 16-20)

Session organizer, “Between the Birgittines: Syon Abbey and Vadstena’s Textual Exchanges.” New Chaucer Society Meeting, Rekjavik, Iceland (July 16-20)

“Once and Future Feminism.” Invited roundtable paper. 48th Intl. Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 8-11)

Session organizer, Syon Abbey Society Sponsored Session. “Monastic Sexualities.” 48th Intl. Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 8-11)

2013

“Nuns as Translators: The Middle English Revelations of Elizabeth of Töss.” The Medieval Translator Conference, Leuven, Belgium (July 8-12)

“A Nun or Anon.? Nuns as Anonymous Authors, Translators, and Scribes of the Revelations of Elizabeth of Töss.” 48th Intl. Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 9-12)

2012

Co-organizer with Katherine French, The Michigan Medieval Seminar 2012 (Sept. 29)

Moderator and Organizer: Syon Abbey Sponsored Session, “Monastic Vernacularities.” 47th Annual International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 10-13)

Of Three Workings in Man’s Soul: The Virgin Mary as Model Contemplative.” Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO (March)

2011

“The Qualia of Devotional Fantasy; or, Experiencing the Annunciation in Medieval English Literature.” Mellon Symposium on Medieval Subjectivity, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (July 2011)

2010

“Looking in the Past for a Discourse of Motherhood: Medieval Visionary Women and Modern Feminist Critics.” Nordic Center for Medieval Studies Post-graduate Summer Course: Past and Present in the Middle Ages, Bergen, Norway (August 2010)

“Girl, interrupted: Translating the Annunciation in Aelred of Rievaulx’s De Institutione Inclusarum.” The Medieval Translator: The Cardiff Conference on the Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages, Padua, Italy (July, 2010)

2009

“‘The Ultimate Medieval Accolade’:The Translation of Religious Writing from the Vernacular into Latin in Late-Medieval England.” After Arundel Conference, Oxford University, UK (April, 2009)

2008

“‘Vndir derk speche’: Carthusian Translation of Marguerite Porete’s Mirror of Simple Souls.” Special Session. Co-organizer with Paul Patterson of two Special Sessions on Syon Abbey. 43rd Annual International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May, 2008)

“Mothering the Book in Old English Versions of the Life of St. Margaret.” The Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference, Yale University (February 2008)

2007

“Scribes at Syon: The Communal Usage and Production of Legislative Texts at the English Birgittine House.” Symposium on Birgittine Studies, Stockholm, Sweden (October, 2007)

2006

“The Enclosed Annunciation: Sanctity and Sound in the Anchorhold.” International Anchoritic Society Sponsored Session. International Medieval Congress, Leeds, England (July, 2006)

“Scribes and Reception of The Rewyll of Seynt Savioure at Syon Abbey.” St Birgitta and the Birgittines Special Session. 41th Annual International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May, 2006)

2005

“Julian of Norwich and St. Bridget of Sweden: Creating Intimate Space with God.” Rhetoric of the Anchorhold Conference, International Anchoritic Society, Powys, Wales, UK (July, 2005)

2004

“Remembrance of Things Past? The Greenland Prophetess and Narrative Choice.” New England Saga Society Sponsored Session. 39th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May, 2004)

2003

“Remains of a Medieval Antiphonal: An Interdisciplinary Investigation.” 21st Annual Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference, Storrs, Connecticut (October, 2003)

 

INVITED LECTURES (-2010)

“The History of Mary’s Book.” Guest Lecture and Discussion for HIS 366, “The History of the Book,” Prof. Jonathan Elukin, Trinity College, Hartford (April 2010)

“Searching for a Discourse of Motherhood: Bridget of Sweden and Julia Kristeva.” The Round Table, a Yale-UConn Whitney Humanities Center Dissertation Working Group (November 2009)

“Conceiving the Word: Medieval Visionary Women and Kristeva’s ‘Autoerotic Circle of Pregnancy.’” Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Colloquium, Yale University (October 2009)

“The Annunciation in the Anchorhold: Enclosed Women Reading Mary in Medieval England.” British Studies Colloquium, Yale University (March 2007)

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