Invited Presentations

Invited Lecturer and Round-Table Participant, University of Madison-Wisconsin Center for the Humanities’ Mellon Workshop Series, “Imagines Mundi: the Global Middle Ages,” Madison, Wisconsin, 2015.

Invited Lecture and Round-table Participant, University of Pittsburgh Faculty Research Group on “Globalisms,” Pittsburgh, PA, 2015.


Conference Activity

  • “Figuring Arab Imperium in the Chansons de Geste,” Session: Crusade and Literary Genre, 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17, 2015.
  • “Time and the Saracen,” Session: Temporal Estrangements, 3rd Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, October 16-18, 2014.
  • “Overt and Covert Classics: Alternative Translatio’s in Medieval European Vernacular Literature,” Seminar: On the Classics: debating a concept across the Premodern Mediterranean World, American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), New York University, New York, NY, March 20-23, 2014.
  • Chair, “Assimilation and Exchange” Roundtable, ‘Minorities in the Mediterranean, a Symposium and Workshop,’ The Mediterranean Seminar / UC Multi-Campus Research Project, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, March 7-8, 2014.
  • “Hyper-Framing the Decameron,” Boccaccio in Washington, DC: The Second Triennial Conference of the American Boccaccio Association (ABA), Washington, DC, October 4-6, 2013.
  • “Medievalisms of the Postmodern: Contemporary Fiction and the Crusades,” Receptions: Reading the Past Across Time and Space, University of California, Davis, CA, September 27-29, 2013.
  • “Authors before Authority: tracing the differences of premodern European textual practices,” Seminar: The Prehistory of the Postcolonial: Language and Literature before Global Modernity, American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Toronto, Canada, April 4-7, 2013.
  • Chair, “Chaucer and Related Topics,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), Seattle University, Seattle, WA, October 18-21, 2012.
  • Chair, “Medieval Literature I: A Cosmopolitan Middle Ages,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), Scripps College, Claremont, CA, November 5-6, 2011.
  • Chair, "Medieval Literature" session, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), Bellingham, WA, November 2-3, 2007.
  • "Glancing sideways at the Crusades: Joinville´s Vie de Saint Louis", Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP), UCLA, Spring, 2007.
  • "Joinville´s Dialogic Imagination," Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), UC-Riverside, Fall 2006.
  • "Salvaging native culture, appropriating native voice: the cultural memory of Marie de France´s Lais", Invited Paper, Inter-University Doctoral Consortium, New York, NY, Spring 2005.
  • "Telling Differences: ´Race´ and the Medieval Celtic Periphery," Invited Paper, Medieval Academy of America, Miami, Florida, Spring 2005.
  • "William of Rubruck among the Mongols: a Medieval Traveler in the Eyes of his Beholders", Medieval Academy of America, Seattle, Washington, Spring 2004.
  • "The Unstable Limits of Self and World in the Travels of John Mandeville", Conference In Honor of Robert W. Hanning, Columbia University, Fall 2003.
  • “Marie de France’s project of cultural and linguistic translatio in the Lais,” Kalamazoo Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Spring, 2002.
  • “Marie de France’s translatio in the Lais,” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, Spring 2002.
  • Twelfth Annual Columbia Medieval Guild Conference, "Medieval Alterity: the other in the Middle Ages and the Middle Ages as Other," Senior Conference Organizer, Spring 2002.
  • Columbia University English and Comparative Literature Conference, "Millennial Chaucer: Conversations on the Current State of Chaucer Studies," Senior Conference Organizer, Fall 1998.
  • "Bede´s Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum: Christian Historiography From the ´Outermost Edges of the World,´" Columbia Medieval Guild Conference: Medieval Historiography, Fall 1998.
  • "Forbidden Glances: Theorizing the Harem", UT-Austin Conference on Women´s and Gender Studies, Spring 1997.
  • "Historiography, Biography, and the Life of Muhammad", UT-Austin Graduate Colloquium: Interdisciplinary Scholarship, Spring 1996.