Major Invitations: Externally Funded Keynotes and Plenaries

2014: Keynote lecture ‘Daoist Practices for Moments of Ar(rest)’, to the International Research Center ‘Interweaving Performance Cultures’, Freie Universität, Berlin.

2013: ‘Anecdotal Evidence as Science and the Feminist Critique of Science’, to the conference ‘Unauthorized Narratives and “Other” Stories in Medicine’, UC Davis Medical Humanities Group, School of Medicine.

2013: Plenary paper ‘Walking Place’, to the conference ‘Transcultural Imaginaries: Making New, Making Strange’, Nangyang University, Singapore.

2012: Keynote lecture ‘Breath and Presence in Performance’ to the International Research Center ‘Interweaving Performance Cultures’, Freie Universität Berlin.

2012: Keynote lecture ‘Performance Studies and Feminism’ to the humanities faculty of Nanjing University.

2012: Plenary paper ‘Transgender Performance in the West’, to the conference ‘International Conference on Gender Research in Chinese Studies’ Nanjing University.

2011 January: Keynote lecture to the conference ‘Artistic Research in Action’ at the Theatre Academy, Helsinki.

2010: Keynote joint lecture (with P. Lichtenfels) ‘Un-editing for Non-Fictional Bodies’ to the SSHRC sponsored conference ‘New Directions in Medieval and Early Modern Performance Studies’, University of Calgary.

2009: Keynote lecture to conference ‘Indigeneity and Performance’, Royal Holloway University of London.

2009: Keynote lecture to conference ‘Borders and Borderlines’, University of Kent at Canterbury.

2008: Keynote lecture series ‘Visual Arts in a Deliberative Democracy’, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Spannocchia, Italy.

2007: ‘Roget Falls in Love’, Keynote to the conference ‘Beyond the Book’, Birmingham University.

2007: ‘Case by Case Arts Policy in Canada’, plenary to TransCanada2, University of Guelph.

2007: Romeo and Juliet: Editing and Directing’, with Peter Lichtenfels to the Inaugural Conference of Shakespeare’s Globe Education series on Theatre Research.

2007: Keynote lecture series ‘Situated Aesthetics: the Particular and the Collaborative’, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Spannochia, Italy.

2006: ‘Practice as Research in Theatre and Performance Studies’, plenary to the Conference Global Strategies for Doctoral Programs in Theatre and Performance Studies, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai.

2006: ‘What is Research in the Arts?’, plenary to the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, UC Santa Barbara.

2006: ‘Food and Community in Pannituuq, Nunavut’, to the Ontario Society for the History of Food, Toronto.

2005: ‘Editing for the Stage’, NEH invited lecture, with Peter Lichtenfels, Shakespeare’s Globe, London.

2005: ‘What is an Honest Man, and Can there be an Honest Woman?’, plenary to the conference Poetics and Public Culture in Canada, University of Western Ontario.

2004: ‘Shakespeare: the Critic and Theatre Practice’, presentation to NEH lecture series at Globe Theatre, London.

2003: ‘George Orwell: Writing as Prescience and Resilience’ for The Orwell Centenary conference, Wellesley College, Massachusetts.

2003: ‘Recipes for the Particular: Publishing history in Canada’, opening plenary lecture for the British Association for Canadian Studies annual conference, Leeds.

2002: ‘Shakespeare and Voice’ main workshop session for the Shakespeare Association of America, annual conference, Minneapolis.

2001: ‘Shakespeare, Rhetoric and Politics’, panel session with Professors Katie Wales and Peter Mack at the London Globe Theatre, London season ‘Shakespeare, Gresham and the City’.

2001: Invited as guest lecturer by the Warsaw University Humanities Institute, to lecture on modern political rhetoric, at a week long seminar including a retrospective of my performance work. The participation also included two performances.

2001: Invited as guest participant to the International Association of Philosophy and Technology Conference held at the University of Aberdeen, to speak on a panel dedicated to my Work on Computing, Science and Philosophy.

2001: ‘Difference as Equality: Storytelling in/of Nunavut, keynote to the London Conference on Canadian Studies, University of London.

2000: ‘Mothers of the Royal Society’, keynote to the Metaphysics into Modern Science conference, Cinncinnati University.

2000: ‘Legitimising Differentiated Public Voices’, keynote to the International Conference on Ethics and Gender, University of Leeds.

1998: ‘Theatre and the Editing of Shakespeare’, plenary with Peter Lichtenfels to the Universities of California Biennial Conference on Shakespeare Studies, Davis, California.

1998: ‘Anecdotal Evidence as Scientific Knowledge’, plenary to the Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ottawa, Canada.

1997: ‘Feminist Thoughts on Rhetoric’, invited lecture to the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Saskatoon, Canada.

1997: ‘The Relation of Voices from Non-Ruling Ideology to Globalisation’, plenary to the German Association for Canadian Studies, Beilingries.

1996: Shakespeare: Editing and the Theatre: Lecturing on Romeo and Juliet. Gresham College Lectures.

1996: Exchange Fellowship, University of Leeds/Universities of Alberta, lecturing at the University of Calgary on ‘Cooking the Books: Alternative Critical Approaches to New Writings by Women’, ‘A Critique of the Rhetorical Stance of Contemporary Western Aesthetics’, Calgary University, Canada.

1996: Invited as the Dalhousie University Visiting Professor in Women’s Studies, lecturing on ‘Reading Canadian Women’s Writing’, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

1995: ‘Domestic Medicine, 1570-1620: Lady experimenters’ and ‘Sisters of the Royal Society: the circle of Katherine Jones, Lady Ranelagh’, Gresham College London.

1995: ‘Invited as the University of Calgary Visiting Professor, 1995, lecturing on ‘De-scribing performance in bp Nichol’s Selected Organs’ and ‘Can a Man be a Feminist’.

1994: ‘Can a Man be a Feminist: Robert Kroetsch’s The Puppeteer’, to the Strasbourg conference on Canadian Literature, Strasbourg.

1994: ‘Ceremony, Scandal and Domestic Bliss’, invited lecture to the Conference on Food and Performance, Centre for the Performing Arts, Cardiff.

1993: ‘Freud, Lacan and Feminism: Working on Reading’, invited lecture to the Critical Theory Seminar, University of Birmingham.

1993: ‘Household books and conversational rhetoric: Alternative voices for women’s studies’, invited lecture to the department of English Studies, University of Groningen.

1992: ‘Implications of the Classical Paradigm of Ethos for a Mass Audience’, plenary to the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Turin.

1992: ‘The Poetics of Daphne Marlatt, Erin Mouré and Gail Scott’, keynote to the Commonwealth Institute Women Writers Conference.

1991: ‘Rhetoric and Modern Science’, plenary debate in the Folger Library, Washington, for the International Society for the History of Rhetoric.

1991: ‘Poetry and Prose by Marlene Philip and Claire Harris’, keynote to the Commonwealth Institute Women Writers Conference.

1990: ‘Rhetoric and Artificial Intelligence’, keynote to University of Durham, International public lecture series on Rhetoric.

1988: ‘Remnants of Classical Rhetoric in Modern Science’, plenary to the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Gottingen, Germany.

1985: ‘Publishing History and Canadian Women’s Writing since 1945’, keynote to the Centre for Canadian Studies in Italy, Rome.

Organisation of Major Conferences

1984: ‘George Orwell’ at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

1986: ‘Topos, Commonplace and Cliche’, for the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, British Section.

1988: ‘Narrative Structures and Strategies in Canadian Literature’, University of Leeds.

1989-1991: Co-organised the Biennial Conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Baltimore, Maryland.

1990: ‘Rhetoric and Discourse’, University of Leeds.

1992: ‘Difference and Community: Canada and Europe 1992’, University of Leeds.

1993: ‘Aboriginal Peoples of Canada: Materials for Teaching and Research’, University of Leeds.

1993-1994: Co-organised the International Conference ‘Moving Words, Moving Worlds: Commonwealth and Post-Colonial Literatures 30 Years Forwards’, University of Leeds.

1994: ‘Aboriginal/Native Studies Curricula’ within the British Association for Canadian Studies conference, York.

1995: ‘Creative Writing Day’, Conference, Leeds.

1995: Seminar series ‘Women and medicine in the sixteenth to seventeenth centuries’, Gresham College, London.

1996: Lecture series ‘Shakespeare and the Theatre’, at Gresham College, London.

1996: Seminar/workshop ‘The Arden 3 Shakespeare and the Theatre’, at the Centre for English Studies, University of London.

1997: International Canadian Research Conference ‘Women and Texts/ Les Femmes et les textes: Languages, Technologies, Communities’, Leeds.

1997: British Society for the History of Rhetoric conference, ‘Rhetorical play: Truth or Deceit in Renaissance Rhetoric’, Leeds.

1998: Co-organised Joint Conference between British Society for the History of Rhetoric and PARLA, ‘Politics, Rhetoric and the Media’, Leeds.

1998: ‘World Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Worlds’, at the Centre for English Studies, University of London.

1999: ‘Translating Words: Translating Practices’, Gresham College, London.

1999: ‘Sensing the Poem: Writers and Critics Exploring Contemporary Poetry’, Gresham College, London.

2000: ‘Women and Community’, University of Leeds, with the Canadian High Commission.

2001: ‘Verbal Inter Visual: Poetry and Art’, Gresham College, Birkbeck University of London, and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art, London.

2001: ‘Shakespeare, Gresham and the City’, The London Globe Theatre, series on Shakespeare: Money, Music and Politics.

2002: ‘Shakespeare and Language: the Fifth Wall’, The London Globe Theatre, International Conference on Directing, Acting, Criticism, Scholarship and Language.

2005: ‘Practice as Research’, University of California Performance Research Group.

2006: European Performance in a Global Context’, University of California Multicampus Research Group conference.

2007: International Performance and Culture Arrowhead Research Retreat.

2007: Co-organised the Conference ‘Keywords in International Performance’ at the University of Warwick.

2008: International Performance and Culture Arrowhead Research Retreat.

Papers Delivered at Conferences

1976: ‘J. M. Barrie: The Rejection of Fantasy’, to the Spode House Conference on Edwardian Literature.

1976: ‘Form and Energy in the Poetry of Michael Ondaatje’, to the Annual Conference of the British Association of Canadian Studies.

1978: Guest lecturer at Stirling University, speaking on ‘Fantasy and Allegory in Modern Literature.

1980: ‘Political Rhetoric and G. K. ‘s Weekly’, to the Spode House conference on Little Magazines of the 1920’s to 30’s.

1980: ‘Nineteenth Century Cookery Books: Practical Texts and the Education of Women’, to the Symposium on Cookery Books, St Anthony’s College, Oxford.

1981: ‘Stephen Leacock, A Rhetoric of Humour’, to the Conference of the British Association of Canadian Studies, Lincoln College, Oxford.

1981: ‘George Orwell, Experiments in Literary Genre’, to the Humanities Association, Halifax, Canada.

1982:‘A Rhetoric of Literary Criticism’, to the symposium of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Edinburgh.

1982: ‘Negative rhetorical stance in twentieth century politics and literature’, to the Glasgow University Seminar on Literary History and Criticism.

1983: Guest lecturer at Napier College, Edinburgh, speaking on ‘Literary rhetoric of modern science’

1984: ‘Literature and Politics’, to the George Orwell conference at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

1984: ‘Literary Analogies for Science’, to the Glasgow University Seminar on Literary History and Criticism.

1985: (keynote) ‘Canadian Women Writers in the 1960’s’, to Canadian Studies Centre, Rome, and also at Rome University.

1985: ‘Genre Expectations in George Orwell’s Early Work’, to H. E. T. E. Conference, Liverpool.

1985: ‘Discontinuity and the Search for Tradition’, inaugural lecture to Scottish Universities’ International Summer School, Edinburgh.

1985: ‘Orwell: Right or Left’, to the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, St. John’s College, Oxford.

1986: ‘Versions of Humanism: Whalley, Frye, McLuhan’, to the Conference of the British Association for Canadian Studies, Bristol.

1986: ‘Sweet Secrets: from Incidental Recipe to Book, the Growth of a Literary Genre’, to the Leeds Food History Symposium, University of Leeds.

1986: ‘Fantasy and Allegory in Modern Canadian Writing’, to the Conference of the Literature Group, BACS, Lucas Institute, Birmingham.

1986: ‘McLuhan’s Cliche to Archetype, or There’s Nothing New Under the Sun’, to the Conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, British Section, University of Leeds.

1986: ‘Are Cookery Books Literature?’ to the Leeds University Adult Education Unit, Middlesborough.

1986: ‘Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing’, to the University of Dundee Seminar on Commonwealth Literature.

1987: ‘Genre and Stance’, to the Rhetoric Section of the Canadian Learned Societies meeting, Hamilton, Ontario.

1987: ‘Rhetoric and the History of Fantasy and Allegory’, to the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Tours, France.

1988: (plenary) ‘Remnants of Classical Rhetoric in Modern Science’, to the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Gottingen, Germany.

1988: ‘Printing in the Pennines’, to the Leeds Food History Symposium, University of Leeds.

1988: ‘Reflections on the use of Computers in the Teaching of English Studies’, to the Computing for the Arts and Humanities conference, University of Southampton.

1989: ‘Nineteenth Century Books on Preservation’, to the Leeds Food History Symposium, University of Leeds.

1989: ‘Hypertext Systems’ both to a Seminar on Humanities Use of Computers Organised by Dr. Spaeth, University of Leeds; and to a Conference ‘Science Fiction 2000’ organised by Professor Shippey, University of Leeds.

1989: ‘Science and Rhetoric’ to the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Gottingen, Germany.

1989: ‘Fact, Information, Data, Knowledge’ to the Conference ‘Computers in the Teaching of Language and Literature’ at Sheffield Polytechnic.

1989: (invited lecture) ‘Writing, Literature and Ideology: The Institution and the Making of Canadian Identity’ to the conference on Canadian Culture at Kiel University, Germany.

1990: ‘Canadian Black Women Writers’ to the Conference of the European Association for the Study of Commonwealth Literature, Lecce, Italy.

1990: ‘Teaching With Hypertext: Pedagogical Implications’ to a Conference on Humanities’ Computing at Manchester Polytechnic.

1990: ‘Post-Renaissance Rhetoric’ to a conference on Rhetoric and Discourse at the University of Leeds.

1991: ‘Critical Embarrassment with the Bios of Writing’, to a Conference on Autobiography at the University of York.

1991: ‘Dorothy Moore and the Hartlib Circle’, to the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Baltimore, U.S.A.

1991: ‘Recent Women’s Poetry in Canada: Finding an Audience’, to the Conference ‘Borderblur: Canadian Poetry and Poetics’, at the University of Leeds.

1991: ‘Rhetoric and Modern Science’, plenary session debate to the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Baltimore, U.S.A.

1992: ‘Alternative Publishing in Canada’, to the Joint British and German Canadian Studies Association Biennial Meeting, University of Leeds.

1992: ‘Hypermedia Narration: Providing Social Contexts for Methodology’, to the International Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, Oxford University.

1992: ‘Dorothy Moore: Rational and Prophetic Rhetoric in the Seventeenth Century’, to the Women’s Voices Conference, Liverpool University.

1992: ‘Proliferating Picnics: Specialisation in Cookery Books in the Nineteenth Century’, to the Leeds Food History Symposium, University of Leeds.

1992: ‘Household Books in the Nineteenth Century: Issues in Book History’, to the History of the Book Project: Nineteenth Century conference, Cambridge University.

1992: ‘Dorothy Moore: Ciceronian and Ramusian Rhetoric in the Seventeenth Century’, to the Peace, Prosperity and Unification conference, Sheffield University.

1992: ‘Hypermedia and Periodical Texts: Late Nineteenth Century Women’s Magazines’, with M. Beetham, to the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, Manchester Polytechnic.

1992: ‘Hypermedia Technology for Teaching in the Humanities’, with M. Beetham, to the Computing for Arts and the Humanities conference, Manchester Metropolitan University.

1993: ‘Nation State Ideology in Canadian Literary Culture: Generic and Linguistic Strategies for New Common Ground’ to the British Association of Canadian Studies, Cambridge.

1993: ‘Ideology and the Ethos of the Nation State’, to the Canadian Society for the History of Rhetoric, Ottawa.

1994: ‘Rhetoric and Contemporary Ideology’, to the British Society for the History of Rhetoric, Warwick.

1994: ‘Blood and Marmalade: Orwell and the Nation State’, to the conference Re‑writing the Thirties, Leeds.

1994: ‘Humanities Computing or Computing of the Humanities’, conference on Humanities Computing, Exeter University.

1994: ‘Hypertext Methodology and Student Learning Experiences’, conference on Hypertexts for the Humanities, Manchester University.

1994: ‘De-scribing performance in bp Nichol’s Selected Organs’, to the ‘Moving Words/Moving Worlds’ conference, Leeds.

1995: ‘Can a Man be a Feminist?’, performance piece, University of Calgary Art Gallery.

1995: ‘Representations of Gender: Ideology, Discourse and Desire’, Brock University, St. Catherine’s.

1995: ‘Standpoint Theory and Recent Autobiographical Writing’, conference on Autobiography, Rennes.

1995: ‘Stability and Regulation in the Ethos of the Nation State’, International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Edinburgh.

1995: ‘Can a Man be a Feminist’, Performance piece, University of Western Ontario.

1995: (invited lecture) ‘Sisters of the Royal Society: The Circle of Katherine Jones, Lady Ranelagh’, Gresham College London.

1996: (University of Calgary Fellowship Lecture) ‘A Domestic Critique of Western Metaphysics’, Calgary University, Canada.

1996: ‘Women’s Studies: Writing and Reading’, Acadia University, Wolfville, Canada.

1996: ‘Can a Man be a feminist’, University of Toronto.

1996: ‘Standpoint critiques of aesthetics’, Manchester Metropolitan University.

1996: ‘Reading texts from the cultures’, EACLAS conference, Oviedo.

1996: ‘Textual Ethics and the Computer’, HIDES, Southampton University.

1996: ‘Cooking the Books’, Trent University, Canada.

1996: ‘Trying Not to Be a Tragic Subject’, University of Nottingham.

1997: ‘Figures and Tropes: the Border Between Grammar and Rhetoric’, discussion chaired by J.J. Murphy, Henry Sweet Society Colloquium, University of Luton.

1998: ‘Paradox in Romeo and Juliet’, Cambridge University.

1998: ‘Feminism, Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence’, conference on Gender and Technology, Gender Studies Centre, University of Leeds.

1998: ‘The Problem with the Feminist Studies of Science and its Gesture to the Arts’, History of Philosophy Seminar, University of Leeds.

1999: ‘Public Response to the Human Genome Project’, to the Conference on ‘Ethics, Genetics and Biotechnology’, chaired by Mary Warnock, London.

1999: ‘Civic Rhetoric and Democracy in Early Modern England’, to the Biennial Conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Amsterdam.

1999: ‘Recognising the end of the Line: Gender, Masculinity and Class in the Poetry of Frank Davey’, to Re-Generations Conference , University of Leeds.

1999: ‘Rhetoric and Modern Politics’, to the Conference ‘Oratory’, Queen Mary and Westfield, University of London.

2000: ‘Writing Ethics Codes’, for the Seminar ‘Codes of Ethics for Corporate Social Responsibility’, Gresham College.

2000: ‘The Eye, the Mouth, the Heart as Guarantors of Trust in Macbeth’, to the Shakespeare Association of America, Montreal.

2000: ‘Interdisciplinarity and the University’, to the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, University of Krakow.

2000: ‘Romeo and Juliet: the integrity of the text’, to the De Montfort University conference on ‘Shakespeare and Translation’.

2000: ‘Staging Bibliography’, Two-part exploration of Bibliographic issues in Romeo and Juliet, at The Globe Theatre London, with the Winter Players.

2001: ‘The Friar and the Apothecary: Dealing with Drugs in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet’, at the Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds.

2001: ‘Concepts of the Friend in the Early Sixteenth-Century’, to the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, University of Warsaw.

2001: ‘Storytelling in/of Nunavut’, to ‘Storytelling in the Americas’, Brock University.

2001: ‘The Rhetoric and Reality of Codes’ to an ESRC conference on Governance and Codes, with the University of Wales and RespectLondon.

2002: ‘Aural/Oral Rhetoric and Acting’, Two-part exploration of rhetoric and acting at the Globe Theatre London, with the Winter Players (50%)

2002: ‘Rhetorics of Friendship in the Sixteenth Century’, to Middlesex University Renaissance Society.

2002: ‘Difference as Equality’, to University of Manitoba, Native Studies Department.

2002: ‘Entrances, Exits and Overlaps’, London Globe Winter Players.

2003: ‘Gesture and Movement on the Shakespearean Stage’, with Glynn MacDonald (Master of Movement, Globe Theatre), London Globe Winter Players.

2005: ‘The Address to the Reader in Sixteenth-Century Letters’, International Society for the History of Rhetoric, University of Southern California.

2005: ‘Artistic Activity and the Development of Audience: Voicing Political Presence in the New Democracies’, paper to the Arts Policy Committee at the Canadian Metropolis Conference: Cultural Production, Artists and the State: Intercultural Transfer, Confl.

2005: ‘Situated Knowledge and Deliberative Democratic strategies: the Buddhist Poetry of Dapne Marlatt’, American Society for Canadian Studies, Saint Louis Missouri.

2005: ‘Contemporary First Nations culture’, Panel Chair response paper, American Society for Canadian Studies, St Louis Missouri.

2006: ‘United States’ Perspectives on International Performance’, Federation Internationale Recherche Theatricale, Helsinki.

2007: ‘Alan Davidson’s contribution to Food Studies’, to the Northern California Society for Food History, Berkeley.

2007: ‘Transition Papers’, UCMRG International Performance and Culture, Arrowhead, UCLA.

2008: ‘Internationalism, Representation and the G-SAs’, UCMRG International Performance and Culture, Arrowhead, UCLA.

2008: Lecture series ‘Keywords for Visual Arts Culture’, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Spannochia, Italy.

Selected Gresham College Lectures

1999-2000
Given while the Professor of Rhetoric 1997-2000
Ethics and Biogenetics: consultation group chaired by Professor Mary Warnock.
Ethics and Government: Decency and Authority, with Peter Hennessey.
Ethics and Economics: Can Socialism Survive Global Capital? with Will Hutton.
Ethics and Journalism: Fact, Fiction or Spin? with James Naughtie.
Ethics, Business and Globalisation, with Rt Revd Richard Holloway.
Ethics and Nation: In the 21st Century, what are we Citizens of? with Sylvia Walby.
War and Peace: Dealing with Difference, with Cynthia Cockburn.
Difference and Community: Can We ‘Do’ Ethics or Is ‘Ethics’ Done to Us?

Collaborations

The McGill Allegory Project, McGill University, (1986-1990).

Hartlib Papers Project, Sheffield University, (1987-1989).

The Nineteenth Century Project, Chadwyck Healey and the British Library, (1988-1999).

Chemical Pathology Project, St James Hospital, Leeds, (1988-1988).

Centre for Computers and Texts, University of Oxford, Information Technology Teaching Initiative, (1989-1994).

Victorian Periodicals Project, Manchester Metropolitan University, (1994-1996).

Creative Writing and Learning Journals, with Adult Continuing Education, (1994-1995).

Women in Early Modern Science and Medicine, Lecture Series for Gresham College, (1995-1995).

Shakespeare: Editing and the Theatre, Lecture series with Gresham College, Workshop with Gresham College and Centre for English Studies, University of London, (1996-1996).

Women and Texts: International Research Conference organised, with University of Calgary (Canada) and the Université de Rennes II, (1996-1997).

Postgraduate Exchange: Universities of Calgary and Leeds, Department of English, (1996-1996).

Transversal Politics: Translating Words, research project with Professor Cynthia Cockburn, City University, London, (1997-1999).

Globe Theatre, London, Winter Players, research series, (2000-2003).

MAMA: storytelling, with Somali refugees and Caribbean immigrants, (2003-2005).

Weihai LiShi Quan Fa, research project with College of Chinese Physical Culture and Chinese Wushu Association, (2003-2008).

University of California/ London’s Globe Theatre Research Institute Project, 2003-2005.

University of California / Shanghai Theatre Academy Exchange, 2006-2006.

Related Experience

1976-1979: Theatre reviewer and occasional journalist for ‘The Scotsman’, Edinburgh.

1980: Organised a drama conference at the Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, featuring David Hare, Snoo Wilson, and David Pownall.

1980-1981: Established the press Delires, first publications being Clinical Notes by John Wilkinson and Comeuppance by Geoffrey Ward. Cover illustration by Canadian artist Adrian Emberley.

1981: Organised a poetry conference at Liverpool University featuring Eric Mottram, John Wilkinson and Barry MacSweeney.

1981: Organised an extensive three week tour of poetry readings and workshops throughout Britain for the poet Christopher Dewdney.

1981: Set up a British tour of poetry readings and school lectures for John Wilkinson and Geoffrey Ward, including a reading at the Traverse Theatre during the Edinburgh Festival.

1982: Organised part of the conference of the International Society for History of Rhetoric at the University of Edinburgh.

1982: Co-organised the preliminary meetings that resulted in the formation of the Canadian Studies in Wales group.

1983: With the press Delires, published The Cenozoic Asylum by Christopher Dewdney, and co-published Berlin Return by John James.

1984-1986: Editor of Canadian Academic Newsheet, published by the Canadian High Commission, London.

1985: Organised poetry readings by Robert Kroetsch at the Glasgow Third Eye Centre and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

1985: Published for the Institute of Bibliography, University of Leeds, Re-visions of Canadian Literature, ed. Dr. S. Chew.

1986: Co-organised the 1986 conference of the British Association for Canadian Studies.

1986: Co-organised the Leeds Food History Symposium on ‘Banquetting Stuffe’, University of Leeds.

1986: Toured Canadian writer Katharine Govier throughout Britain and arranged for her fellowship at the University of Leeds.

1986: Co-organised the Literature Group (BACS) conference on ‘Narrative Approaches’, Lucas Institute, Birmingham.

1986: On editorial board of Nineteenth Century Project, Chadwyck-Healey and the British Library.

1986: On editorial board of the McGill Allegory Project.

1987: Organised visit of Canadian writer Alice Munro.

1987: With the press Delires, co-published Proud Flesh by John Wilkinson.

1987: Elected to the Council of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric.

1988: Helped organise the Leeds Food History Symposium on ‘Provincial Foodpaths’, University of Leeds.

1989: Helped organise the Leeds Food History Symposium ‘Waste Not, Want Not: Food Preservation’.

1989: Organised session on ‘Rhetoric and its Relation to contemporary theories of communication and discourse analysis’, for the biennial conference of the International society for the History of Rhetoric, Gottingen.

1989: Contributed a section on computers and book history to a display organised at the Royal Society ‘The British Library: a temple and a warehouse of knowledge’.

1989: Co-organised a conference at Sheffield Polytechnic on ‘Computers in the teaching of Language and Literature’.

1989-1991: The Consultant curator for a major exhibition on Food History and Culture at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

1990: Organised reading by three Canadian writers, Bonnie Burnard, Lorna Crozier and Edna Alford.

1990: Co-organised the Leeds Food History Symposium on ‘Liquid Foods’.

1990: Organised reading by Canadian poets, Ayanna Black and Dore Michelut from their poetry ‘Linked Alive’.

1991: Co-organised the visit of Carol Shields to read at the University of Leeds.

1991: Co-organised the visit of Joan Clark to read at the Borderblur Conference on Poetry and Poetics at the University of Leeds.

1991: Organised reading by Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead.

1991: Co-organised the Leeds Food History Symposium of ‘Community Foods’.

1991: Organised sessions on ‘Rhetoric and Gender’ for the biennial conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Baltimore.

1992: Co-organised the Leeds Food History Symposium of ‘Nineteenth Century Meals and Mealtimes’.

1993: Co-organised the Leeds Food History Symposium of ‘Structure and Organisation of the English Country House 1500-1900’.

1993: Co-organised the visit of Robert Kroetsch to read at the University of Leeds.

1993: City and Guilds certificates in Literacy, Numeracy, and Teaching Basic Skills.

1994: Co-organised the Leeds Food History Symposium, ‘The Country-House Kitchen, 1700-1900: Its Equipment, Storerooms and Staff’.

1995: Co-organised the Leeds Food History Symposium, ‘The Kitchen Garden’.

1995: Organised visiting lecturers Andrew Wainwright and Margery Stone, Dalhousie University.

1995: Organised exchange for Professor Janice Williamson, to visit Leeds and contribute to the work on Canadian Literature and on creative writing.

1996: Organised Ravenscroft Lecture at University of Leeds with writers Daphne Marlatt and Nicole Brossard.

1998: Organised visiting poet Erin Moure to give a creative writing workshop and to read, October.

1999: Organised visiting poet/critic Roy Miki, Simon Fraser University, to speak on ‘Representations of Race, and Asian Literature in Canada’, April.

1999: Organised visit of Janelle Reinelt, University of California Davis, to speak on ‘Staging Race on the American Stage, the art of Anna Deveare Smith’, November.

2000-2001: Organised and participated in the London Globe Theatre Winter Players’ workshops on ‘Staging Bibliography: Romeo and Juliet, Literary and Theatrical Cruxes’.

2001: Organised and participated in plenary session on ‘Rhetorical Figures in Science’ to discuss the work of Jeanne Fahnestock, for the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Warsaw.

2001: Organised visit of Canadian writers Hiromi Goto and Ashok Mathur, to the University of Leeds.

2002: Organised and participated in the London Globe Theatre Winter Players’ workshops on ‘Aural/ Oral Rhetoric and Acting’.

2002: Organised and participated in the London Globe Theatre Winter Players’ workshops on ‘Entrances, Exits and Overlaps’.

2003: Organised and participated in the London Globe Theatre Winter Players’ workshops on ‘Movement, Rhetoric and Gesture’, with Glyn Macdonald.

2003: Organised the visit of Desmond Murray and Alexander Boyd, Prinicpal and Vice-Principal of the College of Chinese Physical Culture, to UCDavis (also each year following).

2003: Organised the Ravenscroft Lecture tour of Louise Profeit Leblanc and Ida Calmagane to Leeds, Birmingham, London and Southampton.

2005: Organised the visit of Peter Kulchyski, advocate for First Nations, to UCDavis.

2006: Hosted the visit of the Shanghai Theatre Academy Chinese Opera Group “The Colourful Essence of Beijing Opera’, played for one week at UCDavis.

2007: Co-hosted the conference on ‘Keywords for International Performance’ at the University of Warwick.

2008: Co-organised and hosted residency of Epiphany Productions (San Francisco) and Reckless Moments (Shanghai) around Dance theatre piece ‘Chinese Whispers’ in preparation for opening the 2008 San Francisco International Arts Festival.

Computer and Microfiche Products

Database of Household Books published in Britain 1800-1914 (Famulus/Status), (1987).

Nineteenth Century Books on the Household, edited by L. Hunter for The Nineteenth Century Project at the British Library, (1992).

Victorian Periodicals Hypertext, with M. Beetham, K. Atkinson, A. Cole, (1995).

Nineteenth Century Books on British Colonization, edited by L. Hunter for The Nineteenth Century Project at the British Library, (1997).

The Letters of Dorothy Moore 1640-1660: The Friendships, Marriage and Intellectual Life of a Seventeenth-Century Woman, Arts and Humanities Database Collection (UK).