Conferences and Presentations

CONFERENCES

As Presenter

“‘Manifest Appeal’: Rape, the Female Appellor, and Measure for Measure,” Renaissance Society of America, Virtual Conference (Dublin), 20 April, 2021.

Roundtable participant, “Lost in the Archive?,” organized by Derek Dunne and Rachel E. Holmes, Renaissance Society of America, Virtual Conference (Dublin), 20 April, 2021.

“Precarious Ability: Ablenationalism in the Common Law and King Lear,” Shakespeare Association of America, Virtual Conference (Austin, TX), 2 April, 2021.

“Audience Response to Communal Shaming in Henry VI, Part 2,” Shakespeare Association of America, Denver, CO, 17 Apr. 2020.

“Professional Piety: Godliness and Self-Fashioning at the Inns,” The Early Modern Inns of Court and the Circulation of Text Conference, King’s College London, London, England, 15 June 2019.

“Empathetic Witnessing in Shakespeare’s King Lear,” part of a panel on “Empathy and Literature” sponsored by the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, 3 Jan. 2019.

“Lady Macbeth’s Remorse and the Theatricality of Criminal Justice,” Shakespeare Association of America, Los Angeles, CA, 29 Mar. 2018.

“Lady Macbeth and the Poetics of Remorse,” part of a panel on “Law and Emotions,” Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and Humanities, Washington, DC, 16 Mar. 2018.

“Politics of Small Forms,” Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, LA, 26 Mar. 2016.

“Forms of Repentance in English Domestic Tragedies,” part of a panel on “Women on Trial,” Renaissance Society of America, Boston, MA, 2 Apr. 2016.

“The Treachery of Poetic Memory in Book V of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene,” 13th International Connotations Symposium on “Poetic Justice,” Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany, 27 July 2015.

“Staging Justice in Elizabethan Domestic Tragedies,” Shakespeare Association of America, Vancouver, Canada, 2 Apr. 2015.

“The Assize at Home: Legal Knowledge and Tragic Feeling in A Warning for Fair Women, Renaissance Society of America, New York, NY, 29 Mar. 2014.

“Close Encounters of the Legal Kind: Magistracy in Popular Literature,” North America Conference on British Studies, Portland, OR, 8 Nov. 2013.

“‘When Maidens Sue, Men Give Like Gods’: Affect, Ritual, and Law in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure,” Shakespeare Association of America, Toronto, Canada, 28 Mar. 2013.

“Female Complaint in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure,” Thinking Gender Conference, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Los Angeles, CA, 1 Feb. 2013.

“Francis Bacon’s Jurisprudence in Aphorisms,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, 21 Oct. 2012.

“The Politics of Shakespearean Criticism: Lear, Tolstoy, and Orwell,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Claremont, CA, 6 Nov. 2011.

“The Progress of Justice in Henry IV, Part 2: A Walk through Medieval London with the Lord Chief Justice,” Shakespeare Association of America, Bellevue, WA, 7 Apr. 2011.

“Variations on a Theme: Different Depictions of ‘Perceptual Competence’ in The Winter’s Tale, Legal Literature, and Contemporary Scholarship,” Shakespeare Association of America, Chicago, IL, 1 Apr. 2010.

“Renaissance Legal Chatter,” Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and Humanities, Providence, RI, 20 Mar. 2010.

“Before the Right to Remain Silent: The Examinations of Anne Askew and Elizabeth Young,” Renaissance Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, 21 Mar. 2009.

“The Cur: Class and Classification in Of English Dogs and The Witch of Edmonton,” Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, San Diego, CA, 14 Mar. 2009.

As Organizer

With Jennifer Row, “Uncommon Bodies: Early Modern Trans x Disability,” UMN-Macalester Mini-Conference, Twin Cities, MN, 13-15 Feb. 2020.

With Rebecca Lemon, “Seminar: Law and Poetics in Shakespeare,” Shakespeare Association of America, Atlanta, GA, 7 Apr. 2017.

With Derek Dunne, “Women on Trial,” Renaissance Society of America, Boston, MA, 2 Apr. 2016.

“Poetics of Law: Literary Form and Legal Experience, Feeling, and Knowledge,” Renaissance Society of America, Boston, MA, 2 Apr. 2016.

“Publicizing Magistracy in Early Modern Britain: Image, Performance, Text,” North American Conference on British Studies, Portland, OR, 8 Nov. 2013.

“Shakespeare and Related Topics,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, 20 Oct. 2012.

As Chair

“Disease and Disability in the Renaissance,” Renaissance Society of America, Toronto, Canada, 18 Mar. 2019.

“Loving the Neighbor: Literature, Theology, and Economics,” Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, IL, 30 Mar. 2017.

As Respondent

“Allegories of Law,” Renaissance Society of America, Toronto, Canada, 18 Mar. 2019.

Ephemerality and Durability in Early Modern Visual and Material Culture Conference, USC Early Modern Studies Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 23 Sept. 2013.

Invited Talks

“Shame, Remorse, and the Limits of Legal Forms,” Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 5 Nov. 2019.

“Empathy and King Lear,” Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China. 4 June 2019.

“Neighborliness and the Coroner’s Inquest in Domestic Tragedies,” Tri-College Pre-Modern Cultures Group, Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, PA, 15 Apr. 2019.

“Love Thy Neighbor: Dearth and Drama in Early Modern England,” Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk, The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, 8 Apr. 2019.

“Accused/Accusing: Rape, the Female Appellor, and Measure for Measure,” Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance, CUNY The Graduate School, NY, 18 Oct. 2018.

“Writing during the Academic Job Search,” graduate seminar, Thematic Option Program, USC, LA, 30 Mar. 2018.

“Dead Woman Walking: Lady Macbeth and the Petty Traitors of English Domestic Tragedy,” Humanities Colloquium, Macalester College, St. Paul, 7 Feb. 2017.

“On Judges and the Art of Judicature,” English and Foreign Languages, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China, 8 Jun. 2016.

“Writing during the Academic Job Search,” graduate seminar, Thematic Option Program, USC, Los Angeles, CA, 30 Mar. 2015.

“Law and Order in Shakespeare’s England,” Scholarly Sustenance Talk for donors of The Huntington Library, Los Angeles, CA, 14 July 2014.

“The ‘Feeling Heart’ of Justice: Henry IV, Part 2 and Assize Sermons,” Renaissance Literature Seminar, Huntington Library, Los Angeles, CA, 4 May 2013.

“The Lawyer as Martyr: Foxe’s The Book of Martyrs,” Annual Luncheon, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, USC, Los Angeles, CA, 28 Feb. 2013.

“Post-Mortem: Elizabethan Literature on the Murder of George Sanders,” Colloquium, Institute for British and Irish Studies, USC, Los Angeles, CA, 21 Oct. 2010.

“Embodied Legal Experiences,” USC Art History Department, Los Angeles, CA, 6 Mar. 2009.

“Before the Right to Remain Silent,” Table Talk Series, English Department, USC, Los Angeles, CA, 25 Feb. 2009.

“Shakespeare’s Globe,” English Department, Shandong University-Weihai, Weihai, China, 21 May 2007.

Interviews

“Demonology,” an interview for the Macalester College website, 27 Oct. 2016. http://www.macalester.edu/news/2016/10/demonology/.

“Illicit Affairs: Secret Romance in Henry’s Court” and “The Royal Children of Henry VIII,” an interview for The Tudors Season 3 DVD, Showtime, 15 June 2010. IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8602136/.

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