Selected Conference Papers

“The Depiction of Private Sins in the Anglo-Norman Version of Robert Grosseteste’s Perambulauit Iudas, c. 1235.” Leeds International Medieval Congress, 3 July, 2018.

“The Status of Anglo-Norman in Post-Conquest England: A Quantitative Approach.”  Swansea University Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research Symposium by the Sea, 28-39 June, 2018.

“A Digital Database of Manuscripts and Language Use in Post-Conquest England.” Digital Humanities Benelux, 7 June, 2018.

“A New Approach to Navigating Extensible Digital Text Editions: The Leiden University Old English ColloQuest.”  Presented with research assistants Jennifer Jansen and Amos van Baalen. Digital Humanities Benelux, 7 June, 2018.

“The Leiden University Old English ColloQuest: A Digital Teaching Edition with Adaptive Glosses.” Written and presented with  Thijs Porck. Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland 2017: Old English Across Borders. University College Cork, UK, 21 October, 2017.

“Social Status and the Language of Confession in England, 1215-1400.” Anglo-Norman: Language Use and Literary Style. International Medieval Congress. Leeds, UK, 3-6 July, 2017.

“Did Chaucer Use an Anglo-Norman Source for the Parson’s Tale?” Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries. Leiden, The Netherlands. 16 December, 2016.

Czyq8AVWIAA2ZLY“User-Driven Digital Editions: Positing a New Tool for Teaching Middle English Texts in Survey Courses.”  Digital Humanities Colloquium. Victoria, British Columbia. 1-5 June, 2015.

“Self-Examination Manuals in the Wake of the Fourth Lateran Council.” Canadian Society of Medievalists Congress. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario. 30 May-1 June, 2015.

“Regarde de plus haut”: Exemplary Religious Figures and the Late Medieval Readers of Ancrene Wisse.” Canadian Society of Medievalists Congress. Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, 24-26 May, 2014.

“The Role of Confession in the Transmission of Ancrene Wisse.” Anchorites in their Communities. 5th International Anchoritic Society Conference. Newtown, Wales, UK, 22-24 April, 2014.

“The Abduction and Rape of Dinah in Ancrene Wisse and its Patristic Sources.” Representing Rape in Medieval Literature. Northeast Modern Language Association. Harrisburg, Philadelphia, 3-6 April, 2014.

“’La Vie de Gent de Religion’: Alterity in the Anglo-Norman Adaptation of Ancrene Wisse.” French Connections and Middle English Literature. International Medieval Congress. Leeds, UK, 7-10 July, 2013.

“‘In the End of this Pamphlet is a Certain Chronicle’:  Community Formation in Trinity College Cambridge MS R.14.7 and Le Livere de Reis de Brittanie.” Books Have Their Histories: Medieval Chronicles and Their Scribes, Manuscripts, and Early Editions, in Memory of Lister M. Matheson.  48th International Congress on Medieval Studies.  Kalamazoo, Michigan, 9-12 May, 2013.

“‘Grinding Sand to Leave the Wheat’: Domestic Imagery in the Ancrene Wisse.” Gender in Material Culture.  Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2013. Bath Spa University, UK, 4-6 Jan., 2013.

“Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 402 and the Anchoritic Audience.” Texts and Contexts Conference. Ohio State University, 26-27 Oct., 2012.

“«Ci falt la geste»: Early Medieval Genre and the Song of Roland.” Canadian Society of Medievalists Congress. University of Waterloo, 27-29 May, 2012.


Outreach and Departmental Talks Given

“Second Language Education in Medieval England” Lecture in a Castle during a fieldtrip for the Leiden University English Department, Sept. 3, 2018. (forthcoming)

“Chaucer and Shakespeare: The Most Iambitious Crossover in History?” English Department Chaucer Symposium, Leiden University, June 14, 2018.

“Medieval Medievalism, or Did the Middle Ages Believe in the Matter of Britain?” Keynote, Graduate Student Symposium on Arthurian Literature, Leiden University, June 1, 2018.

“B-eh?-owulf: European Epic and Medievalism in Canadian Literature.” Albion behowulfAssociation Leiden, April 19, 2018.

“English Before England: The Transregional Origins of English.” Pre-Union Talk, Leiden University , June 7, 2017.

“Late Medieval Book Burning and the Persecution of Heresy.” Launch Event for the Medieval Studies and Early Modern Studies MA Option in Leiden, Leiden University, May 8, 2017.

“Netflix and Chivalry: Some Seduction Techniques from Medieval England.” Albion Association Leiden, February 15, 2017.

“Handling Sin in Medieval England.” Leyden Inklings, December 2, 2016.


 Teaching Workshops Given

Individual Learning Paths.” Leiden University ECOLe “Lunchbyte” Lunch-hour workshop, May 18, 2018. Presented with Dr. Thijs Porck.