Conferences and Talks

SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

Shakespeare in the ‘Post’Colonies: What’s Shakespeare to Them, or They to Shakespeare,” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, Austin, March-April 2021 (confirmed; seminar proposer and co-leader) || This seminar explores the stakes of performing, teaching and reading Shakespeare in erstwhile colonial spaces. Given recent critical work on the internal colonies of “post”colonial geographies, how does Shakespeare remain relevant in engaging questions of race, caste, gender, indigeneity and multilingualism? What are the affordances of studying Shakespeare in neocolonial contexts? How can Shakespeare help articulate positions of resistance or justice against new mechanisms of disenfranchisement? ||

“The Limper’s Case in Omkara: The Intersecting Lines of Race-Making/Caste-Making and Disability-Making,” Modern Language Association Convention, Toronto, January 2021 (accepted)

“Decentering Whiteness in the Academy: The British Literature Survey,” Modern Language Association Convention, Toronto, January 2021 (accepted)

“Of Vision Multiplied through Air: The Poetic Work of Blindness in Milton’s Paradise Regained,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, April 2021 (confirmed; invited for a guaranteed session)

“Towards Anti-Colonial Shakespeare Studies,” Modern Language Association Convention, Seattle, January 2020 (confirmed)

Respondent for “Disability and Its Intersections,” Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Washington, D.C., April 2019 (by invitation)

“The Future of Early Modern Disability Studies,” Society for Disability Studies Annual Meeting, The Ohio State University, Columbus, April 2019

“Further(ing) Early Modern Disability Studies,” Early Modern Conversions Conference, McGill University, Montreal (by invitation), January 2019

“Look At Will Through Every Pore: Milton’s Fantasy of Bodily Vision,” Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, January 2019

“Milton’s Blind Verse in Paradise Lost,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 2018 (panel organiser)

Discussant for “Teaching Race: A Roundtable,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 2018 (by invitation)

Sushila-Birshingha: Shakespeare Gone Local in Nineteenth-Century Bengal,” Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Los Angeles, March 2018

“Student as Knowledge-Maker: Digital Pedagogy in the Early Modern Classroom,” Digital Pedagogies Lightning Talks and Workshop, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, November 2017 (by invitation)

“When the Personal is Political: Conversions in George Herbert’s Devotional Verse,” The Politics of Conversion, Newberry Library, Chicago, September 2017

“Playing the Crip: The Simpcox Affair in 2 Henry VI,” Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Atlanta, April 2017

Discussant for “Teaching Inclusivity through Early Modern English Literature: A Roundtable,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, March-April 2017

“From Marrakesh to the Tower of London: A Case Study in Jesuit Sixteenth-Century Epistolary and Textual Culture,” with John Paul Hampstead, Beyond Borders: Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East 800-1700, Barnard College, New York, December 2016

“Distant Reading Blind Language?,” Early Modern Conversions Digital Humanities Workshop How To Do Things With Millions of Words, Green College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, November 2016

“Hameter/Elcius: The Construction of a Jesuit Martyrology, 1580-2,” with John Paul Hampstead, Early Modern Conversions Team Meeting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 2016

Respondent for “Performing Disability on the Early Modern Stage,” Shakespeare Association of America Conference, New Orleans, March 2016 (by invitation)

“Mountaineering and Its Archives in India: The Present Past and the Present Future,” International Workshop on Digitization and Archiving, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, August 2015

“Writing Blind,” Eleventh International Milton Symposium, University of Exeter, Exeter, July 2015

“The Pundits: High Knowledge across Peaks and Passes of the Himalaya in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries,” Thinking Mountains Interdisciplinary Summit, Conference of the Canadian Mountain Studies Initiative, University of Alberta, Jasper, May 2015

“The Ballads of Poor-Tom-ness,” Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Vancouver, April 2015

“The Safer Sense and the Case of Eyes: Lear and Gloucester at the Cliffs of Dover,” Shakespeare Association of America Conference, St Louis, April 2014

“Sight and Service in King Lear,” Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Toronto, March 2013

“Satan Travels to the New World: Milton and Empire,” Renaissance Old Worlds: English Encounters from the Levant to the Far East, British Library, London, June 2012

“Robert Hooke’s Accommodation of Science to Text,” The Book in Art and Science, Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Washington, DC, July 2011

  

INVITED TALKS

“Building the Archives that Reflect the Climbers: A Different Kind of Mountaineer and a Different Kind of Storytelling,” Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies, Ljubljana, summer 2021 (confirmed)

“Climb like a Girl: The Intersections of Gender, Caste, Class, and Youth in a Social History of Mountaineering in India,” Thinking Mountains Interdisciplinary Summit, Conference of the Canadian Mountain Studies Initiative, University of Alberta, Banff, October 2018