Selected Presentations

  1. “Querying the Icons of Ideal Girlhood: Shirley Temple and Affective Attachment in Wayson Choy’s The Jade Peony.” Annual Social Sciences and Humanities Congress. ACQL, June 1, 2019.
  2. “(F)lip Magazine & The Evolution of Divergent Feminist Poetics in Canada.” Text, Sound, Performance. UCD, April 26, 2019.
  3. Plenary Talk: “Her Books Filed for Divorce”: Affect, Capital, and Sociopolitical Networks in the (Re)formation of Sheila Watson’s Library.” “Collection Thinking” Conference. Concordia University, June 14, 2018.
  4. Plenary Panel: “Inside the Cover, Outside the Archive: Reading the Dispersal of Jane Rule’s Library and Modes of Female Sociability.” IABA 2017: Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas, York University, May 2017.
  5. “Margaret Laurence and Jack McClelland: the Development of Canadian Literature in Letters.” Annual Social Sciences and Humanities Congress ACQL. University of Calgary, May 28, 2016.
  6. “Writing/Righting the Record: Researching the Archives of Canadian Women Writers.” Canadian Studies Centre. University of California, Berkeley, March 16, 2016.
  7. “Jane Rule and Researching in the Archive.” Galiano Island Literary Festival, British Columbia. February 21, 2016.
  8. “Autobiographical Texts, Archives, and Activism: The Jane Rule Fonds, Her Memoir, Taking My Life, and The Body Politic.” IABA Americas—Encounters Across the Americas: Archives, Technologies, Methods. Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 6-7, 2015.
  9. “CBC Radio’s Digital Archives and the Production of Canadian Citizenship and Culture.” Can Lit Across Media. Concordia University, June 5, 2015.
  10. “M. NourbeSe Philip and the Production of a ‘Minor’ Literary Archive.” Annual Social Sciences and Humanities Congress, ACCUTE. University of Ottawa, June 2015.
  11. “The Letters of Margaret Laurence and Jack McClelland: Public and National Identities in Transit.” International Auto/Biography Association. Banff, Alberta, May 29, 2014.
  12. “CBC National Director of Programming, Ira Dilworth, and the Performance of CBC’s Digital Archives.” Annual Social Sciences and Humanities Congress, ACCUTE. Brock University, May 2014.
  13. “Autobiographical (Non)Disclosures in Alice Munro’s The View From Castle Rock” (re-titled “Don’t Take Her Word for It: Autobiographical Approximation in Alice Munro’s The View From Castle Rock”). The Alice Munro Symposium. The University of Ottawa, May 9-11, 2014.
  14. “Critiquing Nostalgia: Connie Guzzo-McParland’s The Girls of Piazza D’Amore.” The Association of Italian-Canadian Writers. Montreal, May 1 2014.
  15. “‘What did you say?’: Recorded sound and the analog/digital paradigm.” Co-presented with Katherine McLeod. Archive Futures: Manuscripts, Materiality, Method. Archives Futures Research Network. Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales Du Québec. Montréal, June 21, 2013.
  16. “Jane Rule’s Taking My Life and the Contingencies of Autobiographical Form.” Annual Social Sciences and Humanities Congress. ACCUTE. University of Victoria, June 2, 2013.
  17. “‘I want my story told’: Modernism and Autobiographical Representation in Sheila Watson’s Notebooks.” Retitled: “Sheila Watson and The Imminent Narrative.” Editing Modernism in Canada. Nouvelle Sorbonne, June 28-30, 2012.
  18. “His Name is Felix: Felix Prosper, his fiddle, and his cup of coffee in Sheila Watson’s The Double Hook.” McLuhan Centenary Conference. The Twelfth Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association. University of Alberta, June 24-6, 2011.
  19. “Pauline Johnson’s Intimate and Spectacular Confession, Part II.” The Canadian Cultural Mosaic as Metaphor: Representations and Transformations of Literary, Musical, Visual and Decorative Art Forms in Canada. Udine, 27-29 April 2011.
  20. “Breaking New Ground: Ira Dilworth, CBC Radio, and National Cultural Education.” Annual Social Sciences and Humanities Congress. ACCUTE. Concordia University, May 30, 2010.
  21. “Pauline Johnson’s ‘Spectacular Confession’: A Re-examination of ‘A Cry from An Indian Wife.’” Accepted for the Rediscovering Early Canadian Literature Conference. University of Ottawa, May 2010.
  22. “Im/Material Exchanges: The Role of Researchers in Archival Research.” Third Biennial Archives in Canada Conference Series (ACCS): “Archives and the Canadian Narrative – Re-Telling Canada’s Stories.” Mount Allison University, June 10-12, 2009.
  23. “Taking Her Own Life: Jane Rule, Editing, Autobiography, and Autonomy.” The Queerly Canadian Conference. University of British Columbia, June 5-6, 2009.
  24. “The Parable of a Village in Decline: Duncan Campbell Scott’s In the Village of Viger and the Politics of a French-Canadian Community.” Annual Social Sciences and Humanities Congress. ACCUTE. University of British Columbia, June 1, 2008.