Literature/Allegory


Published Books (Monograph)

The Letters of Dorothy Moore 1640-1660: The Friendships, Marriage and Intellectual Life of a Seventeenth-Century Woman ed, with introductory essay, pp.1-42 (Ashgate, 2004), pp. 214.

Literary Value and Cultural Power (Manchester University Press, 2001), pp. 216.

Critiques of Knowing: Situated Textualities in Science, Computing and the Arts (London: Routledge, 1999), pp. 238.

Outsider Notes: Feminist Approaches to Canadian Publishing, Writers and Readers, 1960-1990 (Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1996), pp. 312.
Nominated for Governor General’s Award; several reprints of chapters in books of criticism.

Modern Allegory and Fantasy (London: Macmillan, 1989), pp. 215.

Rhetorical Stance, Allegories of Love and Death (London: MacMillan, 1984), pp. 39.

George Orwell, The Search for a Voice. (Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1984), pp. 242.

G. K. Chesterton, Explorations in Allegory (London: MacMillan, 1979), pp. 190.

Co-authored Books

Creative Writing Strategies for English Studies (Leeds: University of Leeds, 1996), pp. 112. With Rebecca O’Rourke.

Edited Books

Reading Shakespeare’s Dramatic Language, eds. L. Hunter with S. Adamson et al. (Thomson Educational, 2000), pp. 321. Reprinted 2003.

Difference and Community, ed. L. Hunter with P. Easingwood, K. Gross (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1996), pp. 267.

‘Bodily Functions in Cartesian Space’, in ‘Borderblur’ (Edinburgh: Quadrega and Edinburgh University Press, 1996).

Women in Canadian Society: Special issue of the International Journal for Canadian Studies, ed. L. Hunter (Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1995), pp. 295.

Narrative Strategies in Canadian Literature, ed. L. Hunter with C. A. Howells, (Milton Keynes, Open University Press, 1991), pp. 143.

Towards a Definition of Topos, ed. L. Hunter (London: MacMillan, 1979), pp. 231.

Performances

‘Can a Man be a Woman? Robert Kroetsch’s The Puppeteer’
1994: Universite de Strasbourg (France), Conference in Honour of Robert Kroetsch.
1995: University of Calgary (Canada), Calgary University Art Gallery; University of Western Ontario, London (Canada), Graduate Studies; University of Leeds (UK), Faculty Research.
1996:University of Toronto (Canada), Faculty Research; University of Huddersfield (UK), Graduate Studies.
1997: University of Leeds (UK), Theatre Workshop Graduate Studies.
2001: Warsaw University (Poland).

‘Trying not to be a Tragic Subject: Work by First Nations Writer Lee Maracle’
1995: Universite de Rennes II (France), Conference Autobiographie/Autobiography
1996: University of Nottingham (UK), Conference of the British Association for Canadian Studies (Literature).

‘Cooking the Books: Reading Canadian Women’s Writing’
1996: Oviedo Universidad (Spain), Conference of the European Association for Commonwealth Studies; Calgary University (Canada), Visiting Professor; Trent University, Temagami (Canada), The Idea of North Conference; University of Leeds (UK). Theatre Worshop Graduate Studies.
1997: Beilingries (Germany), Conference of the German Association for Canadian Studies.
2001: Warsaw University (Poland).

‘Bodies in Trouble’
1997: University of Leeds (UK), Conference Women and Texts/ Les Femmes et les Textes.

‘Face-Work: Coming to the End of the Line. A Study in the Poetry of Frank Davey.
1999: University of Leeds (UK), Revisions of Canadian Literature Conference.
2000: University of Leeds (UK), Theatre Workshop Graduate Studies.

‘The Face, the Mask and Classical Tragedy in the Household: The Rhetoric of Masking in Recent Work by Alice Munro.
2003: Université d’Orléans (France) Alice Munro: L’Écriture du Secret; University of Birmingham (UK) American and Canadian Studies special lecture.
2005: University of California Davis, Arts and Humanities faculty presentation.

‘Roget Falls in Love: How Analytical Thought Stops you Thinking (Crossing Margaret Atwood with bpNichol)’
2007: University of Birmingham (UK), Beyond the Book conference.

Essays

‘Bordering on Borders: Dream, Memory, and Allegories’ in Parallel Encounters: Culture at the Canada-US Border, (Wilfrid University Press, 2013), pp.311-334.

‘Allegory Happens: Allegory in the Arts post-1960’, in eds. R. Copeland and P.T. Struck, The Cambridge Companion to Allegory (Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp.266-80.

‘Mapping the Terrain’, in G. K. Chesterton, ed. H. Bloom, (Chelsea House Press, 2006), pp. 49-68.

‘The Inédit in writing by Nicole Brossard: Breathing the skin of language’ in ed. L. Forsyth, Nicole Brossard: Essays on her works, (Montreal, Guernica, 2005), pp. 209-38.

‘Prescience and Resilience in George Orwell’s Political Aesthetics’ in eds. T. Cushman and J. Rodden, George Orwell: Into the Twenty-First Century, (Paradigm Publications, 2005), pp. 229-42.

‘Cankers in Romeo and Juliet:; Sixteenth Century Medicine at a Figural/Literal Cusp’, in eds. S. Moss and K. Peterson, Disease, Diagnosis, and Cure on the Early Modern Stage, (Ashgate, 2004), pp. 171-85.

‘FACE-WORK and Going to the End of the Line with Frank Davey’s writing’, in eds. C. Batt, E. Boehmer, and J. MacLeod, Axial Writings (Kunapipi, 2003), pp. 111-123.

‘Unruly Fugues’, in ed. P. Bowman, Interrogating Cultural Studies: Theory, Politics and Practice, (London: Routledge, 2003), pp. 233-252.

‘Reading in the Moment: Theatre Practice as a Guide to Textual Editing’, with Peter Lichtenfels, in eds. A. Thompson and G. McMullen, In Arden: Essays in Honour of Richard Proudfoot , (Thompson, 2002), pp. 138-56.

‘Persuasion’, in eds. L. Hunter, Ann Thompson et al., Reading Shakespeare’s Dramatic Language, (London: Thomson Educational, 2000), pp. 113-129. Part 1 and Part 2.

‘Household Management and Food Texts, 1800-1900’, Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, Volume 4, third edition, ed. J. Shattock, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), col. 2735-2754.

‘From Stage to Page: Character through Theatre Practices in Romeo and Juliet‘ with Peter Lichtenfels, in eds. S. Chew and A. Stead, Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics, (Liverpool University Press, 1999), pp. 53-74.

‘Civic Rhetoric, 1560-1640’, Sir Thomas Gresham and Gresham College, ed. Francis Ames-Lewis (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999).

‘Animal Farm: Satire into Allegory’, in ed. G. Holderness, B. Loughrey and N. Yousaf, George Orwell (London: Macmillan, 1998).

‘“That Will Never Do”: Public History and Private Memory in Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Handmaid’s Tale’, in ed. Marta Dvorak, The Handmaid’s Tale: Margaret Atwood (Paris: Ellipses, 1998), pp. 19-29.

‘Standpoint Theory Approaches to Recent Canadian Autobiographical Text’, in ed. M. Dvorak, Autobiographies (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 1997), pp. 67-76.

‘George Orwell’s blood and marmalade: Nation state ideology in a print society’, in eds. S. Matthews and K. Williams, Re-Writing the Thirties: Modernism and After (Harlow: Addison, Wesley, Longman, 1997), pp. 202-216. Part 1 and Part 2.

‘Bodily Functions in Cartesian Space’, in ‘Borderblur’ (Edinburgh: Quadrega and Edinburgh University Press, 1996).

‘Introduction’, in eds. L. Hunter and C. A. Howells, Narrative Strategies in Canadian Literature (Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1991), pp. 1-10.

‘Preface’, pp. viii-xviii, in ed. L. Hunter, Toward a definition for Topos (London: Macmillan, 1991).

‘War Poetry: Fears of Referentiality’, in ed. D. Barbour, Beyond TISH (NeWest and West Coast, 1991), pp. 144-160.

‘Writing, Literature and Ideology’, in eds. P. Easingwood, K. Gross and W. Kloos, Probing Canadian Culture, (AV-Verlag, 1991), pp. 52-64.

‘McLuhan’s From Cliche to Archetype: or There’s Nothing New Under the Sun’, in ed. L. Hunter, Toward a Definition for Topos (London: Macmillan, 1991), pp. 199-227. Part 1 Part 2

‘The Poetics of Margaret Laurence’, in ed. C. Nicholson, Critical Approaches to the Fiction of Margaret Laurence (London: Macmillan, 1990), pp. 133-151.

‘Painting the Lion: Feminist Options’, with L. Jeffries, L. Johnson, V. Jones, M. Reynolds, in eds. A. Thompson and H. Wilson, Teaching Women (Manchester University Press, 1989), pp. 75-87.

‘Stories and Voices in Orwell’s Early Narratives’, in ed. C. Norris, Inside the Myth (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1984), pp. 163-182.

Articles

‘Adaptation and/or Revision in early quartos of Romeo and Juliet, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 100:1 New Series (Winter 2007), pp. 1-42.

‘Daphne Marlatt’s Poetics: What is an Honest Man? and Can There Be an Honest Woman?’, Open Letter 12:8 (Winter 2006), pp. 143-68.

‘Equality and Difference: Storytelling in Nunavut, 2000’, International Journal of Canadian Studies, (Fall 2005), pp. 51-81.

‘Echolocation, Figuration and Tellings: Rhetorical strategies in Romeo and Juliet, Language and Poetry, 14:3 (July 2005), pp. 259-78.

‘Negotiations between text and stage in Romeo and Juliet‘, with Peter Lichtenfels, Shakespeare Bulletin, 22:2 (Summer 2004), pp. 5-26.

‘The Rhetoric and Reality of Codes’, The New Academy Review, 1:1 (Spring 2002), pp. 29-36.

‘Listening to Situated Textuality: Working on Differentiated Public Voices’, Feminist Theory, Special Issue: Gendering Ethics/ The Ethics of Gender, eds L. Hogan and S. Roseneil, 2:2 (August 2001), pp. 205-218.

‘Labour Notes’, with Susan Rudy, Open Letter, 10:8 (Spring 2000), pp. 94-104.
‘Science: An epitome of democratic politics’,Technostyle, 16:1 (Winter 2000), pp. 188-195.

‘Considering Issues of Rhetoric and Violence’, parallax, 14 (April-June 2000), pp. 2-8.

‘Living Together: Critical Writing by Women in Canada 1994-1999’, International Journal of Canadian Studies/ Revue international d’études canadiennes, 20 (1999), pp. 232-256. L. Hunter: 232-244, S. Rudy 244-255.

‘Learning to Read Writing from Non-Ruling Relations of Power’, Zeitschrift fur Kanada-Studien, 18:1, eds. U. Kempf and R. Nischik (Augsburg: Verlag Dr. Wisner, 1998), pp. 114-128.

‘The Puppeteer. Being Wedded to the Text’, Open Letter: Kroetsch at Niederbron, 9th Series, 5-6 (Spring-Summer 1996), pp. 199-218.

‘After Modernism, Alternative Voices: D. Brand, C. Harris, M. Philip’, University of Toronto Quarterly, 62:2 (1992/3), pp. 256-281.

‘Recognitions: Chaos, Consolation and Choice’, Rhetorica, IX:1, (Winter 1991), pp. 93-100.

‘On Native Ground’, British Journal of Canadian Studies, 5:1 (1990), pp. 141-43.

‘Canadian Women’s Writing’, British Journal of Canadian Studies, 2-3 (1988), pp. 313-17.

‘Some Versions of Narrative’, Bulletin of Canadian Studies, (April 1981), pp. 68-78.

‘Barrie’s Islands of Fantasy’, Modern Drama, (March 1980), pp. 65-74.

‘J. M. Barrie: The Rejection of Fantasy’, Scottish Literary Studies, (May 1978), pp. 39-52.

‘Form and Energy in the Poetry of Michael Ondaatje’, Journal of Canadian Poetry, (February, 1978), pp. 50-70, and Bulletin of the British Association of Canadian Studies, (May 1978), pp. 33-51.

‘A Reading of The Napoleon of Notting Hill’, The Chesterton Review, (Winter/Spring 1976-7), pp. 118-128.

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).

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

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

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).

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).

Radio Performances

‘Orwell’s Keep the Aspidistra Flying’, Nightwaves, half hour show, 2001, (Radio4).

‘Literary Value’, Nightwaves, half hour show, 2001, (Radio4).

George Orwell, one hour show, 2004 (Ideas, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Computer and Microfiche Products

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).

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.

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

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.

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

Major Invitations: Externally Funded Keynotes and Plenaries

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

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.

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.

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’.

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

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.

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.

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.

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: ‘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: ‘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.

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

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: ‘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.

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

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

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: ‘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.

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: ‘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’.

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.

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

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

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

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

Related Experience

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.

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

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

1987: Organised visit of Canadian writer Alice Munro.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.