Organizer and chair. Literature and the Copyfight joint session. SDH & ACCUTE Conferences, Congress. Wilfrid Laurier U. 29 May 2012.
Lisa Macklem (Western) – “Turbulent Times: Forging a Copyright Policy the University Can Live With”
Sarah Mann (Athabasca U) – “Authorship, Copyright, and Porn 2.0”
Carolyn Guertin (U of Texas Arlington) – “It’s creativity, Jim, but not as we know it…’: Authorship in the Age of the Remix”
Presenter. “Cynicism as Pharmakon.” Professional Concerns Panel on Cynicism in the Academy. ACCUTE Conference, Congress. Wilfrid Laurier U, 29 May 2012.
Presenter. “Frankenstein’s Organs: Adaptation and ‘Iconflation’ in Popular Music.” ACCUTE Conference, Congress. Wilfrid Laurier U. 28 May 2012.
Presenter. Copyright research proposal presentation. Athabasca University: Open for Research? Athabasca U Research Forum, 10 Apr. 2012.
Panel respondent to “The Year the Internet Fought Back” keynote talk by Michael Geist. Follow the Sun Online Learning Futures Festival. Australian Digital Futures Institute, Beyond Distance Research Alliance, and Athabasca U. 29 Mar. 2012.
“The Cento Genre and Intellectual Property in Romantic Literary Production.” Romanticism and Genre NASSR/ACCUTE joint session. ACCUTE Conference, Congress, U of New Brunswick, 30 May 2011.
“Special effects and the staging of technology in Georgian ‘monster melodramas’.” Media Archaeology session II, Romantic Mediations: NASSR Conference, Vancouver (UBC, SFU & U of Victoria), 21 Aug. 2010.
“The copyfight, science fiction, and social media.” Society for Socialist Studies Conference, Congress 2010, Concordia U, 31 May 2010.
Revised for MA-IS Faculty Research Symposium, Athabasca U, 16 Oct. 2010.
“The Medium is the Monster: McLuhan’s ‘Frankenpheme’ of Technology.” ACCUTE Conference, Congress 2010, Concordia U, 28 May 2010.
Revised for McLuhan’s Global Village Today: Transatlantic Perspectives on Medium and Message. Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Philipps-Universität Marburg, 13 May 2011.
“For the record: The DJ is a critic, ‘constructing a sort of argument.’” Quotation, Sampling, and Appropriation in Audiovisual Production session. MLA Convention, Philadelphia, 30 Dec. 2009.
“Neuromancer versus Oryx and Crake: Technological Transnationalism in CanLit Frankensteins.” TransCanada 3, Mount St. Allison U, 17 July 2009.
“The Medium is the Monster: McLuhan’s ‘Frankenstein Fantasies’ and Their Global Distribution.” Contingencies of Mediation [special session]. Romanticism and Modernity. NASSR Annual Conference. Duke U, 21-24 May 2009.
“Future shock: Frankenstein and the special affect of technology.” Affect, Mood, Feeling: 1748-1819, U of Western Ontario, 26 April 2009.
“Frankenstein as a figure of globalization in postcolonial popular culture.” Postcolonial Popular Cultures symposium, U of Otago, 16 Dec. 2008.
Revised for Athabasca U Research Centre Arts & Science Research Talks. Athabasca U, 22 Jan. 2010.
“Frankenstein and the Reinvention of ‘Technology’.” ACCUTE Conference, Congress, U of British Columbia, 1 Jun. 2008.
Revised for Romantic Diversity. NASSR Conference, U Toronto, 24 Aug. 2008.
“Reflections on pleasure and propriety in a communication studies course about DJ culture.” Participatory Culture session. Society for Socialist Studies Conference, Congress, U of British Columbia, 4 Jun. 2008.
“Frankenstein‘s Organ Transplant: Musical Metonymy in Popular Cultural Adaptation.” Sixth Annual Cultural Studies Association (USA), New York U, 22 May 2008.
“The ‘Canadian conspiracy’ and Battlestar Galactica: Body Doubles, Diaspora, and Terrorism in Transnational Popular Culture.” TransCanada Two, U of Guelph, 12 Oct. 2007.
“‘Come on back to the war’: Germany as the Other National Other in Canadian Popular Culture.” Canadian Summer lecture series, Universität Bremen, 23 May 2007.
Revised for Transliteration: Literature and Societies Veranstaltung, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Philipps-Universität Marburg, 6 Jul. 2007.
“The Medium is … the Monster? Global Aftermathematics in Canadian Articulations of Frankenstein” (Keynote). Local Natures, Global Responsibilities. Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures of English (ASNEL). Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, 20 May 2007.
“‘Dancing is not a crime’: Staging regulation and diversity in the iDance rallies.” Performing the City. ACTR Conference, Congress 2006, York U, 27 May 2006.
Revised for Canada: Centres and Margins. Canada Day Canadian Studies Conference. Greifswald Universität, 3 May 2007.
“‘This artificial Underworld’: The ‘underground’ chronotope, The Time Machine, and the scientific romance of research.” Victorian Undergrounds session. ACCUTE Conference, Congress 2006, York U, 30 May 2006.
Revised for Urban Underworld: A Conference on London’s Spatial & Cultural Undergrounds from 1825 to the Present, Faculty of English, U of Cambridge, 26 Sept. 2006.
“Cultural Sovereignty in Global Times.” Research cell panel presentation with Jenny Burman, Alessandra Capperdoni, and Ellen Quigley. TransCanada Conference, Simon Fraser U, 25 Jun. 2005.
“Shakespearean Adaptation and Cultural Capital in Toronto’s Party Scene.” Responses to Shakespeare session. ACTR Conference, Congress 2005, U of Western Ontario, 29 May 2005.
“‘Jiggery-pokery magic’; or, Discourse in the Scientific Romance.” Nervous Reactions: Romantic Heterologies and Victorian Hegemonies session. ACCUTE Conference, Congress 2005, U of Western Ontario, 28 May 2005.
“‘Let the Bass Kick, All I’m Offering is the Truth’: Techno, Science Fiction and the Critique of Economic Rationalization.” R/Évolution III: POP. A Graduate Student Conference, Concordia U. 21 Mar. 2004.
“‘I’m gonna send ‘im to outa space’: The Influence of Science Fiction on Techno Production and DJ Performance.” Speculating Histories. SFRA 34th Annual Conference, U of Guelph, 28 June 2003.
Invited Postgraduate Seminar contributor. CIVIC Centre: Reclaiming the Right to Performance. U of Surrey Roehampton, 9-16 April 2003. Cited in Bharucha, Rustom. “Reclaiming the Right to Performance.” Performance Research 9.4 (2004): 17.
Organizer. “Literature and the Copyfight” session, ACCUTE and SDH, Congress, May 2012.
Panel chair. “Racialized Geographies and the Underground Railroad.” Spaces/Memories, Annual Colloquium, Canadian Literature Centre, U of Alberta, 15 Oct. 2011.
Co-organizer. Perspectives on ‘Transmedia’: a trans-disciplinary forum. Department of English and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, 6 Mar. 2009.
Organizer. Performing Canadian Citizenship: Nation, Performance, and Culture in Canada symposium, North American Studies Program, U of Bonn, 9 July 2007.
Podiumsdiskussion panel member. “Kanadische Dramatik”: Theater und Literaturwissenschaft im Dialog. Theater Bonn and North American Studies Program, U of Bonn, 5 Dec. 2006.
Organizing committee member. TransCanada Conference, SETS and English Dept., Simon Fraser U, 2004-2006.
Panel chair. Popular Culture: Mutability, Authenticities, Praxis session. MA Student Colloquium, SETS, 21 Mar. 2005.
Co-organizer. Creative Writing Society 2nd Annual Aspiring Writers Symposium, U of Guelph, May 2004.