Conferences

Papers Presented
2016

“Gastronomy, Geography, and Affect in Ulysses.” Fifth Annual Festival Bloomsday Montréal, Concordia University, June 13, 2016.

2015

“Gothic Spaces of Heterotopia in The Island of Dr. Moreau.” International Gothic Association Conference. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, July 28-Aug. 1, 2015.

“‘Save the Roundstone Bog’: the Environmental Activism of Tim Robinson.” From Civil Rights to the Bailout: Social movement, workers agitation, and left-wing activism in Ireland, 1968-2010. National University Ireland Galway, 19-20 June 2015.

2014

“Ecocritical and Geocritical Conjunctions: Environmental North Atlantic Multimedia and Place-Based Poetry.” Ireland and Ecocriticism: Second Interdisciplinary Conference. University College Cork, Ireland, June 19-21, 2014.

“Literary Cartography and Island Spaces in Ireland and Newfoundland.” American Conference for Irish Studies and the Canadian Association for Irish Studies: Latitudes: Irish Studies in an International Context. University College Dublin, Ireland, June 11-15, 2014.

“Indigenous Communities in The End of the World: Spatial Injustice in North Atlantic Documentary Film.” What is Documentary? Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow? University of Oregon, Portland, April 14-16, 2014.

2013

“Documentary Map-making and Film-making in Pat Collins’s Tim Robinson: Connemara.” Canadian Association for Irish Studies and the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies (University of Aberdeen): On the Edge: Transitions, Transgressions, and Transformations in Irish and Scottish Studies. Vancouver, BC, June 19-23, 2013.

“Landscapes of Memory: Textual Visuality in the Photography and Films of Willie Doherty.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) at Congress: Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Victoria, Canada, June 1-4, 2013.

2012

“The Eco-Haptic Observer: Re-visualizing the Bog in The Donegal Pictures.” Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC) Biennial Conference: Space + Memory = Place. University of British Columbia Okanogan, Kelowna, Aug. 9-12, 2012.

“The Bog Gothic: Bram Stoker’s ‘Carpet of Death’ and Ireland’s Horrible Beauty.” The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (ISAIL) Annual Conference: Weighing the Worlds: Interdisciplinary Engagements With and Within Irish Literatures. Concordia University, Montreal, July 30-Aug. 4, 2012.

“‘[w]alking along the gutters’: Affective Geographies in James Joyce’s “Lestrygonians’.” XXIII International James Joyce Symposium. Trinity College and University College Dublin, Ireland, June 10-16, 2012.

2010

“Staging the Trauma of Bogs in Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats….” Ireland and Ecocriticism: An Interdisciplinary Conference. Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland, June 18-19, 2010.

2004

“(Re)Presenting Blackness in Nature Writing: Paul Laurence Dunbar and Ecocritical Studies.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. University of Colorado, Boulder, Oct. 1-2, 2004.

2002

“The Steinbeckian Land Ethic: Aldo Leopold’s Ecology and The Red Pony.” John Steinbeck’s Americas: A Centennial Conference. Hofstra University, New York, Mar. 21-23, 2002.

Panels Organized

“History and Food in Ulysses.” Fifth Annual James Joyce Festival Bloomsday Montréal, Canadian School of Irish Studies, Concordia University, June 13, 2016.

“Possible Maps” (with Danine Farquharson), American Conference for Irish Studies and the Canadian Association for Irish Studies: Irish Studies in an International Context. University College Dublin, June 11-15, 2014.

“Performance on the Textual Edges of Irish and Scottish Film” (with Danine Farquaharson), Canadian Association for Irish Studies and the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies (University of Aberdeen): On the Edge: Transitions, Transgressions, and Transformations in Irish and Scottish Studies. Vancouver, BC, June 19-23, 2013.

“Photography and Beyond I: Spaces and Places of the Visual Image” (with Lisa Szabo-Jones), Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC) Biennial Conference: Space + Memory = Place. University of British Columbia Okanogan, Kelowna, Aug. 9-12, 2012.

“Landscapes as Text: Perspectives on Irish Environmental Writing” (with Christine Cusick), The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (ISAIL) Annual Conference: Weighing the Worlds: Interdisciplinary Engagements With and Within Irish Literatures. Concordia University, Montreal, July 30-Aug. 4, 2012.

“Joyce’s Affective Geographies I and II” (with Rob Brazeau), XXIII International James Joyce Symposium: Joyce, Dublin, and Environs. Trinity College and University College Dublin, Ireland, June 10-16, 2012.