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Upcoming Talks & Travel

Renaissance Graduate Seminar – Cambridge: “Renaissance Devotional Puppetry” (Nov 16)

Renaissance Research Workshop – Cambridge: “Literary Giants and Paper Dragons” (Dec 1)

RSA 2022 – Dublin, Ireland: “Contested Materiality: Devotional Puppetry and Reformation Iconoclasm.” (Organizing panel on “Renaissance Puppet Theater in Theory and Practice”)

SAA 2022 – Jacksonville, FL: “Acting Naturally: Imitation, Disability, and the History of Stage Clowning II.” “Shakespeare’s Other Disability Plays Continued” seminar.

Recent Talks & Travel

ASTR 2021 – San Diego, CA: “Pageant Puppetry’s Aesthetics of Englishness.” “Early Modern Performance” Working Group.

Norwich Museums & Salisbury Museum: Archival work on snapdragon puppets, the Salisbury Giant, and Hob-Nob.

SAA 2021 – Austin, TX [Virtual]: “Acting Naturally: Imitation, Disability, and the History of Stage Clowning.” “Shakespeare’s Other Disability Plays” seminar.

SAA 2020 – Denver, CO [Virtual]: “Pageant Puppets and Interpreting London.” “The Theatrical City: Performance and Ceremony in Early Modern London” seminar.

Short-Term Research Fellowship – Corpus Christi College, Oxford: Huntington exchange fellow in residence at Corpus for archival work at the Bodleian (Oct-Nov 2020).

Shakespearean Theatre Conference 2019 – Stratford ON: “Bear-ing Violence and the Ethics of Festive Form.” “Festival and Festivity,” University of Waterloo & Stratford Festival.

Year-Long Dissertation Seminar 2018-19 – Folger Shakespeare Library: Monthly seminar at the Folger and research trips to work on “The Clown and its Double: Addressing the Marotte in Shakespeare.” See published article.

SAA 2019 – Washington, DC: “Puppet Theater and the Interpreter’s Role.” NextGenPlen plenary panel. See published version.

RSA 2019 – Toronto, Canada: “Laugh Tracks and Traumatic Trickery: Jestbooks’ Policing of Social Behavior.”

ASTR 2018 – San Diego, CA: “Performing Objects and Rhetorical Performances: Puppet Theater and Reformation Iconoclasm.” “Puppetry and Material Performance” Working Group.

SAA 2018 – Los Angeles, CA: “Structuring Laughing Matter: Jonsonian Clowning and the Shakespearean Clown.” “Shakespeare and Jonson” Working Group.

RSA 2018 – New Orleans, LA: “Printed Jests and Performing Jesters: Celebrity Clowns and the Representatives of Renaissance Humor.” Session sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University.