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Current Position

2003 – Present. Associate Professor of English, York University, Toronto.
2000 – 2003. Assistant Professor of English, York University, Toronto.

 

Education

Ph.D. English Literature, Stanford University, 2000.
     Dissertation: Coming To Terms: The Trouble with French in Early Modern England.
M.Phil. Medieval English Literature, Oxford University, 1994.
B.A. (Hons) English Literature and Religious Studies, University of Toronto, 1992.

 

Prizes

Roland H. Bainton Prize for Best Book in Literature from the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, 2004. For The French Fetish from Chaucer to Shakespeare (Cambridge, 2004).
John Charles Polanyi Prize in Literature, 2003.
Samuel James Stubbes Graduation Prize, University College, 1992.
A. S. P. Woodhouse Prize, University College, 1991.

 

Grants & Fellowships

Visiting Scholar, Lund University. November, 2013.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Standard Research Grant, 2011-14.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Standard Research Grant, 2011-14.
Clare Hall, Cambridge. Visiting Fellowship, 2004-5. Elected Life Fellow, June, 2005.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Standard Research Grant, 2003-6.
York University Faculty of Arts Fellowship, 2003.
W. M. Keck Foundation Fellow, Huntington Library, 2003.
Susan Snyder Memorial Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library, 2003.
Guest Professor, Johannes Gutenberg – Universität, Mainz, 2002.
Visiting Scholar, Trinity College, Cambridge. Summer, 2001.
York University Faculty of Arts, Merit Pay, 2002-2006, 2008-12.
York University Faculty of Arts Summer Research Grant, 2001.
SSHRC/Faculty of Arts Travel Grant, 2001, 2002.
SSHRC/Faculty of Arts Research Grant, 2001.
John D. Sias Research Fellowship, Stanford University, 1999.
Stanford University Deans of Humanities and Sciences Alumni Dissertation Fellowship, 1998.
Stanford Humanities Center Dissertation Resident Fellowship, 1998.
Stanford Graduate Summer Fellowship, 1998.
English Department Fellowship, Stanford University, 1994.
British Council Overseas Research Studentship, 1992-1994.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Doctoral Fellowship, 1993.
A.S.P. Woodhouse Prize for English, University of Toronto, 1992.

 

Publications

Books:

  1. Shakespeare and the Performance of Girlhood. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies, 2014.
  2. The French Fetish from Chaucer to Shakespeare. Cambridge University Press, 2004. Paperback, 2006.           
    Winner of the Roland H. Bainton Prize for Best Book in Literature from the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference.
    Reviewed in Speculum, Studies in English Literature, Anglia, Year’s Work in English Studies
    Chapter Five reprinted in Shakespearean Criticism, 2005.

 

Edited Collections:

  1. The Afterlife of Ophelia. Co-editor, with Kaara Peterson. Palgrave, 2012.
    Reviewed in Choice.
  2. Postcolonial Approaches to the European Middle Ages: Translating Cultures. Co-editor, with Ananya Jahanara Kabir. Cambridge University Press, 2005. Paperback, 2007.
    Reviewed in Modern Philology, Choice, Notes and Queries, Arthuriana, Early Medieval Europe, Year’s Work in English Studies.

 

Special Journal Issue:

  1. "Girls and Girlhood in Adaptations of Shakespeare." Special Issue for Borrowers and Lenders: the Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation vol. 9 no. 1 (2014). http://www.borrowers.uga.edu/1366/show

 

Articles & Book Chapters

  1. "Prospero's Girls." Borrowers and Lenders: the Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation vol. 9 no. 1 (2014). http://www.borrowers.uga.edu/1382/show
  2. “Isabelle de France: Child Bride.” The Perilous Narrow Ocean: French Connections in the Renaissance ed. Hassan Melehy and Catherine Gimelli Martin. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013): 27-50.
  3. “What Shakespeare Did to Chaucer: Books and Bodkins in Hamlet and The Tempest.” co-authored with Seth Lerer. Shakespeare. Journal of the British Shakespeare Association 8 (2012): 1-13.
  4. “Enter Ofelia Playing on a Lute.” The Afterlife of Ophelia. Palgrave, 2012: 119-137.
  5. “Shakespearean Medievalism and the Limits of Periodization in Cymbeline.” Literature Compass 8/6 (2011): 390–403.
  6. “Medievalism in English Renaissance Literature.” A Companion to Tudor Literature ed. Kent Cartwright. Blackwell, 2010: 213-228.
  7. “Rudyard Kipling and the Norman Conquest.” Ariel 39.3 (2008): 107-124.
  8. “Boethius Our Contemporary: The Consolatio in Medieval and Early Modern England.” The Erotics of Consolation ed. Catherine Léglu and Steve Milner. Palgrave, 2008: 205-226.
  9. “Roussillon and Retrospection in All’s Well That Ends Well.” Representing France in the English Renaissance ed. Jean-Christophe Meyer. University of Delaware Press, 2008: 171-192.
  10. “Rohinton Mistry’s Family Shakespeare.” Borrowers and Lenders, the Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 2 vol. 2 (Fall/Winter 2007). Award-winning peer-reviewed online journal.
  11.  “Elizabeth I: Size Matters.” Goddesses and Queens: The Iconography of Elizabeth I ed. Lisa Hopkins and Annaliese Connolly. Manchester University Press, 2007: 69-80.
  12. Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay and the Rhetoric of Temporality.” Reading the Medieval in Early Modern England ed. David Matthews and Gordon McMullan. Cambridge University Press, 2007: 31-50.
  13. “No Man’s Elizabeth: Frances Yates and the History of History.” The Impact of Feminism on Renaissance Scholarship ed. Dympna Callaghan. Palgrave, 2007: 238-58.
  14. All’s Well That Ends Well and the Art of Retrograde Motion.” All’s Well That Ends Well: New Critical Essays ed. Gary Waller. Routledge, 2006: 152-170.
  15. “Dido Queen of England.” ELH 71 (Spring, 2006): 31-59.
  16. “The Dream Visions.” Yale Companion to Chaucer ed. Seth Lerer. Yale University Press, 2005: 147-78.
  17. “Gower’s Monster.” Postcolonial Approaches to the European Middle Ages: Translating Cultures. Cambridge University Press, 2005: 127-50.
  18. “Introduction: A Return to Wonder” co-authored with Ananya Kabir. Postcolonial Approaches to the European Middle Ages: Translating Cultures: 1-24.
  19. “Hope Emily Allen Speaks with the Dead.” Leeds Studies in English 35 (2004): 137-160.
  20. “Mick Jagger Macbeth.” Shakespeare Survey 57 (2004): 145-68.
  21. “Papa Don’t Preach: The Power of Prolixity in Pericles.” University of Toronto Quarterly, vol. 71 no. 2 (Spring, 2002): 595-622.
  22. “Herod’s Cities: Cesaria and Sebaste in Twelfth Night.” Notes and Queries vol. 48 no. 3 (Fall, 2001): 276-8.
  23. “Mary Tudor’s French Tutors: Renaissance Dictionaries and the Language of Love.” Dictionaries vol. 21 (2000): 37-51.
  24. “‘Will you go, Anheers?’ The Merry Wives of Windsor, II. i. 209.” Notes and Queries vol. 46 no. 2 (Spring, 1999): 233-234.
  25. The Merry Wives of Windsor and the French-English Dictionary.” Le Shakespeare français: sa langue/ The French Shakespeare. His Language. ALFA: Actes de langue française et de linguistique vol. 10. (1998): 233-243.

 

Short Articles:

  1. Entries on “Elizabeth Brackley,” “William Cartwright,” “Sidney Godolphin,” “Thomas Ravenscroft” and “Aurelian Townshend.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature, ed. Garrett Sullivan and Alan Stewart (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

 

Book Reviews:

  1. Chaucer: Contemporary Approaches ed. Susanna Fein and David Raybin. Penn State University Press, 2009. Speculum 87 (2012): 1191-2.
  2. Shakespeare and the Middle Ages ed. Curtis Perry and John Watkins (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009). Renaissance Quarterly 63:2 (Summer 2010): 701-3.
  3. Renaissance Medievalisms ed. Konrad Eisenbichler. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2009. Renaissance Quarterly 62:4 (Winter, 2009): 1229-1231.
  4. Alfred Thomas, A Blessed Shore. England and Bohemia from Chaucer to Shakespeare (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2007). Renaissance Quarterly 61 (Spring, 2008): 659-660.
  5.  Jane Griffiths, John Skelton and Poetic Authority (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007). Speculum 83 (Spring, 2008): 440-441.
  6. Richard Helgerson, Joachim du Bellay (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007). Reformation 12 (2007): 220-222.
  7. Stephen Greenblatt, Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (New York: Norton, 2004). The National Post, October 23, 2004.
  8. Roland Greene, Unrequited Conquests: Love and Empire in the Colonial Americas (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004). Sidney Journal vol. 18 no. 2. (2001): 89-93.
  9. Edward Berry, The Making of Sir Philip Sidney (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998). Sidney Journal vol. 17 no. 2 (2000): 91-2.
  10. Georgiana Donavin, Incest Narratives and the Structure of Gower’s Confessio Amantis (English Literary Studies Monograph no. 56. Victoria, BC, 1993) Notes and Queries vol. 42 no. 3 (1995): 84.

 

Current and Forthcoming Research

Book:

  1. Girls and Their Books in Early Modern England. Book project that brings together girlhood studies, the history of the book, and the history of reading. Supported by 5-year SSHRC Insight Grant.

 

Collections:

  1. Co-editor, with Richard Preiss, University of Utah, and contributor, Childhood, Education, and the Stage in Early Modern England. Edited volume of essays to be published by Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming, 2015.

 

 

Conference Presentations *=by invitation

  1. Organizer and Speaker. "Shakespeare and the Girl Masker." Paper session on "Shakespeare's Girls." Shakespeare Association of America, Vancouver. April 3, 2015.
  2. "Anne Boleyn on the Move." Renaissance Society of America Conference, Berlin. March 28, 2015.
  3. *"Girls and Conversion in the Stuart Court Masque." Theatres of Conversion: Early Modern Cities, Courts, and Playhouses. Workshop. University of Toronto. October 25, 2014.
  4. *"The French Education of Anne Boleyn." Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, New Orleans. October 18, 2014.
  5. *“Miranda’s ‘Abhorrèd Slave’ Speech on Stage and Screen.” Societé Française Shakespeare Conference: Shakespeare @ 450, Paris. April 23, 2014.
  6. “Shakespeare’s Girls and their Books.” Shakespeare Association of America, St. Louis. April 10, 2014.
  7. *Organizer and Seminar Leader. “Mythologies of Childhood.” ESRA (European Shakespeare Research Association) Conference, Montpellier. June 25, 2013.
  8. *“The Girlhood of Anne Boleyn.” Renaissance Society of America Convention, San Diego. April 4, 2013.
  9. *Organizer and Seminar Leader. “Gender and Sexuality in Adaptations of Shakespeare.” Shakespeare Association of America Convention, Toronto. March 28, 2013. 
  10. “Milton’s Comus and the Contexts of Female Performance.” Shakespeare Association of America Convention, Boston. April 6, 2012.
  11. “Shakespeare’s Romantic Comedies in Seventeenth-Century Adaptations of Chaucer.” World Shakespeare Congress, Prague. July 18, 2011.
  12. Organizer and Seminar Leader, “Shakespeare and the New Feminisms.” Shakespeare Association of America Convention, Bellevue, WA. April 7, 2011.
  13. Session Organizer. “The Afterlives of Ophelia.” Modern Language Association Convention, Los Angeles. January 6, 2011.
  14. *“Rethinking Richard’s Isabelle.” Rethinking the Anglo-French Renaissance. Modern Language Association Convention, Los Angeles. January 7, 2011.
  15. *“Lost Girls in Chaucer and Shakespeare.” Chaucer After Shakespeare. Modern Language Association Convention, Los Angeles. January 6, 2011.
  16. “The Paratextual Girl.” Rethinking Early Modern Print Culture. University of Toronto Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies. October 23, 2010.
  17. “Two Gentlemen and a Peevish Girl.” Shakespeare Association of America Convention. Chicago. April 1, 2010.
  18. “Isabelle de France: Child Bride.” Marriage in Early Modern Europe. University of Toronto Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies. October 17, 2009.
  19. “Equestrian Shakespeare.” Shakespeare Association of America Convention, Washington, DC. April, 2009.
  20. Organizer and Seminar Leader. “Shakespeare’s Girls.” Shakespeare Association of America Convention, Dallas. March 15, 2008.
  21.  *“Chaucer, Boethius, and the Erotics of Close Reading.” New Chaucer Society Congress, New York City. July 30, 2006.
  22. “Medievalism in Cymbeline.” Renaissance Medievalism. University of Toronto Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies. October 6, 2006.
  23. *“Marlowe’s Dido.” Troy and the European Imagination. University of Bristol. July 8, 2006.
  24. *Respondent. “Civilizing Virginity.” Fourth International Spenser Society Conference, Toronto. May 19, 2006.
  25. Organizer and Seminar Leader. “Shakespeare and the French.” Shakespeare Association of America Convention, Philadelphia. April 14, 2006.
  26. Organizer and Speaker. “Girlhood in Renaissance England.” Renaissance Society of American Convention, San Francisco. March 25, 2006.
  27. “Elizabeth I: Size Matters.” Creating Women: Notions of Femininity from 1350 to 1700. University of Toronto Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies. November 12, 2005.
  28. *“Love on the Rocks.” London Chaucer Conference, University of London. March 31, 2005.
  29. “The Romance of Medievalism.” Shakespeare Association of America Convention, Bermuda. March 17, 2005.
  30. Organizer and Respondent. “Medievalism in Renaissance Literature.” Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia. December 28, 2004.
  31. “Kipling’s Benevolence.” Postcolonial Benevolence. University of Queensland, Australia. December 11, 2003.
  32. “Erecting Elizabeth: Style and Substance.” Shakespeare Association of America Convention. Victoria, BC. April 11, 2003.
  33. “Marlowe’s Troy and Shakespeare’s France.” The Fall of Troy in the Renaissance Imagination. University of Toronto Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies. October 5, 2002.
  34. “Shakespeare’s French History.” Renaissance Histories: Shakespeare and the History Play. University of Central Lancashire. July 19, 2002.
  35. “Mick Jagger Macbeth.” Shakespeare Association of America Convention, Minneapolis. March 15, 2002.
  36. “Pardon My French: Chaucer’s Prioress.” Modern Language Association Convention, New Orleans. December 29, 2001.
  37.  “Hope Emily Allen Speaks with the Dead.” Modern Language Association Convention, New Orleans. December 29, 2001.
  38. Organizer, “Charisma and Criticism.” Modern Language Association Convention, New Orleans. December 29, 2001.
  39. *“No Man’s Elizabeth.” Between Empires: Orientalism before 1600. Trinity College, Cambridge. July 13, 2001.
  40. “An Outlaw among Inlaws: Shakespeare’s King John.” International Robin Hood Conference, University of Western Ontario. June 1, 2001.
  41. “Dido Queen of England.” Modern Language Association Convention, Washington. December 28, 2000.
  42. *“The Division of the Kingdom in Such A Long Journey.” South Asian Literary Association in tandem with MLA, Washington. December 28, 2000.
  43. “Marlowe’s Minions.” Shakespeare Association of America Convention, Montreal. April 7, 2000.
  44. “Barbarous Intimations: Shakespeare and the French.” Shakespeare Association of America Convention, San Francisco. April 3, 1999.
  45.  “Madame Eglentyne, c’est Moi.” X: Out of Bounds. Annual Conference of the Illinois Medieval Association. De Paul University, Chicago. February 19, 1999.
  46. “French Civilization and its English Discontents.” Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco. December 29, 1998.
  47. “Immoral Gower: Sex and Violence in the Confessio Amantis.” International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds. July 15, 1998.
  48. “Margery Kempe, Hysteria and the Practice of Medieval Studies.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo. May 10, 1998.
  49. “Shakespeare and the French-English Dictionary.” Northern California Renaissance Conference, UC Berkeley. April 25, 1998.
  50. “The Metaphorics of Bilingual Lexicography in the Renaissance.” Modern Language Association Convention, Toronto. December 28, 1997.
  51. “Bilingual Lexicography in The Merry Wives of Windsor.” “Le Shakespeare Français/ The French Shakespeare.” Dalhousie University. September 27, 1997.
  52. “‘This ‘longs the text’: John Gower in Shakespeare’s Pericles.” SCAENA: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Performance. St. John’s College, Cambridge. August 13, 1997.

 

 

Invited Talks, Workshops, and Seminars

  1. "Theatres of Conversion: Early Modern Cities, Courts, and Playhouses." Workshop at Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, University of Toronto, organized by Paul Yachnin. October 24-25, 2014.
  2. "Renaissance Translation." Year-long seminar at the Folger Shakespeare Library, organized by Anne Coldiron. 2014-15.
  3. “Shakespeare and the Performance of Girlhood.” Department of English Studies. Lund University, Sweden. November 3, 2013.
  4. “Pericles and the Princess.” Research Round Table, York Graduate Program in English. November 21, 2012.
  5. “Shakespeare’s Italian Girls.” Bergen Shakespeare Network, Vicenza, Italy. October 19, 2012.
  6. “Girls Own Shakespeare.” Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto. November 30, 2006.
  7. “Roussillon and Retrospection in All’s Well That Ends Well.” Université de Montpellier, France. December 3, 2005.
  8. “Hope Emily Allen Speaks with the Dead.” Clare Hall, Cambridge. December 2, 2004. 
  9. “Gower’s Monsters.” Medieval Studies Seminar, Cambridge University. November 5, 2003.
  10. “The French Fetish.” The New Medievalists. University of Western Ontario, March 31, 2001. Stanford Humanities Center. June 3, 1999.
  11. “Expanding Disciplinary Boundaries: Medieval and Early Modern.” Expanding Disciplines. Stanford University English Department. September 25, 1999.