Invited Talks

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“The Ecological and Cultural Futures of Peatlands” (Keynote). Trans-disciplinary Conversations on Peatlands Conference. University College Cork, Ireland, July 8, 2017.

"Petrospaces: North Sea Oil, Culture, and Place" (Keynote). You are Here: Interdisciplinary Conference on Place, Space, and Embodiment, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, March 23-25.  [Event Link]

“Bog Shimmers: Ecological Neglect and Wetlands in Irish Literature and Culture” (Lecture). Insitut du Monde Anglophone, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France, Feb. 21, 2017. [Event Link]

“Is Global Climate Action Trumped?” (Public Panel). Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Feb. 17, 2017. [Event video]

“'ya can't trust em': Shifting Ecological Perspectives of Literary and Cultural Peatlands” (Public Lecture). Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Feb. 15, 2017. [Event Link]


“Bogscapes: Environmental Activism and Cultural Heritage” (Lecture). Landscapes, Environment and Heritage in Irish Studies, University College Cork, Ireland, Sept. 23, 2016. [Event Link]

“Wetland Ecologies in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature” (Public Lecture). School of Irish Studies, Concordia University, Montréal, Henry F. Hall Building Room H 1001, Wed., June 1, 2016. See [Event Link]

“Space, Ecology, and Multimedia in North Atlantic Poetry” (Lecture). Department of English Faculty Research Series, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, April 1, 2016. [Event Link]


"Spatial Injustice in the North Atlantic Environmental Humanities" (Public Lecture). The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, 21 Oct. 2015. [Program link]

“Energy and Petrocultures" (Public Panel). Ecocultures: Glasgow’s Festival of Environmental Research, Policy & Practice. The Pearce Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, Oct. 17, 2015. [Event link]

"Environmental Art, Poetry, and Multimedia in Newfoundland" (Lecture). Art, Space + Nature, Evolution House, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, Oct. 6, 2015.

"'Everything is NOT awesome': Thinking through Energy and Environmental Humanities" (Public Panel). Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network and Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept. 18, 2015. [Event link]

“Ecologies of War in Ernie O’Malley’s On Another Man’s Wound” (Lecture).  Environmental Destruction and the Irish Revolution, 1916-1923. Boston College, Dublin, Sept. 4., 2015.

"Consumption, Environmentalism, and 'Alternative Hedonism': An Introduction and Discussion with Kate Soper" (Lecture and Respondent). The Headfort School, Kells, Ireland, 20 June 2015.

“North Atlantic Poetry and Multimedia: Environmentalism, Space, and Websites” (Public Lecture). The Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, June 22, 2015. [Program link]

“Boglands: Ireland, Literature, and the Environment” (Public Lecture). Sponsored by the Departments of English and History, Irish Studies,  Environmental Science, and the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, DePaul University, Chicago, USA, April 22, 2015. [Event link]


“Exploring a Boreal Forest through Poetry and Multimedia" (Public Lecture). English Department Speaker Series, Memorial University Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada, Nov. 6, 2014.

“Ecocriticism and Geocriticism in Irish and Canadian Poetry and Multimedia” (Public Lecture). 7th Annual Ann Saddlemyer Lecture, School of Canadian Irish Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Nov. 13, 2014. [Program link to SCIS page]


“Group Peer Revision: Another Look” (Panel). Portland Community College, Oregon, USA, April 10, 2008.


“Then, Now, and Beyond: The Grapes of Wrath and its Place in Time” (Public Lecture). John Steinbeck Centennial Program Series at the Oroville Public Library, Oroville, California, USA, Oct. 5, 2002.