Conference Papers

Plenary papers

‘Authorizing the Folio’s “Shakespeare”‘, part of the Plenary Panel ‘Constructing the First Folio’ with Emma Smith, Jitka Štollová, and Gary Taylor at the Shakespeare Association of America’s annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota (29 March – 1 April 2023). Audio recording available here.

‘“To see such batter every week besmear | Each public post”: Selling King Lear (1608) at the Sign of the Pied Bull’ at ‘These are the Youths that Thunder’ (annual invited lecture), Shakespeare’s Globe, 23 November 2017

‘Shakespeare and the implications of paratextual attribution’ as a Next Generation Plenary at the Shakespeare Association of America’s annual conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, 5-8 April 2017

Invited talks

‘Shakespeare in Conflict: “A Playable Surface”’, Shakespeare Seminar, The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, 9 November 2023

Feature talk about my monographPublishing the History Play in the Time of Shakespeare’, as part of ‘Conversing About Books’. Seminario Permanente di Studi Shakespeariani (SPSS), Sapienza University in Rome (14 March 2022)

‘The First Folio at 400: What Are We Celebrating?’, with Ben Higgins and Emma Smith. Early Modern Literature Seminar, University of Oxford, 28 February 2023

Publishing Shakespeare’, Oxford Bibliographical Society, with Ben Higgins and Emma Smith. Weston Library, University of Oxford, 6 May 2022

‘War and Culture: Presenting early modern warfare’, part of the roundtable (online) hosted by the Euronews Project to mark the new digital exhibition ‘The Exciting News of Ostend (1601-04): How Florentines Seized the Siege’, 1 February 2022

‘Textual Communities: Reading imprints in early modern English books’, Antwerp Bibliophile Society, 17 June 2021

‘Shakespeare, contemporaneity, and propaganda in the play of “Kyng Richard the Second” (7 February 1601)’, at ‘Defining the Contemporary in Times of Unrest: Shakespeare, Theatre, Now’, King’s College London/Sorbonne Université, 5-6 April 2019

Selected conference papers

‘Shakespeare in Fragments: Performances at Ruhleben Internment Camp during the First World War’, ‘Shakespeare in Focus: The Art of Small Things’, Annual Congress of the French Shakespeare Society, Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Cité Internationale, Paris 14e, 14–16 March 2024 (upcoming)

‘Constructing “authorships” through early modern dramatic paratexts’ at the Renaissance Society of America annual conference, 31 March – 2 April 2022, Dublin

‘Shakespeare as Propaganda: Mobilizing theatre during wartime’ at the British Shakespeare Association Conference (online), 5-7 August 2021

‘Inscribing Identity: The overlooked significance of the imprint in early modern texts’, at ‘Places, Spaces, and the Printing Press: Imprinting Regional Identities’, Centre for Printing History & Culture (Birmingham, UK) and the National and University Library of Slovenia, 24 March 2021

‘Reading Histories: Using the Pavier quartos to understand the history play as a genre’, at the Shakespeare Association of America (‘Collecting Shakespeare’ seminar), 17-20 April 2019, Washington, D.C.

‘Thomas Nashe and his “toys for private Gentlemen”: Reassessing textual patronage through printed paratexts’, at ‘Thomas Nashe and his Contemporaries’, Newcastle University, 12-14 July 2018 

‘The problem of archival absences: Reassessing the repertory of Queen Elizabeth’s Men’, at the Before Shakespeare Conference, University of Roehampton, London, 24-27 August 2017

‘“Be it thy course to busy giddy minds | With foreign quarrels”: Repositioning the reigns of Henry V and Edward III in the commercial drama of the 1590s’, at ‘Divisions of Empire: Territory, Politics and Performance in Tudor England’ (part of The Gorboduc Project), Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 22-23 June 2017

‘Shakespeare and the Wise quartos: Reconstructing the past through playbook publication’, at the British Shakespeare Association Conference, University of Hull, 8-11 September 2016

‘Producing Shakespeare’s history plays: The agency of Andrew Wise, George Carey and the Chamberlain’s Men’, at the World Shakespeare Congress, Stratford-upon-Avon and London, 31 July-6 August 2016

‘Shaping the dramatic image of the “nation” in the late 1590s: The agency and strategies of London publishers’, at the Society for Renaissance Studies Biennial Conference, Glasgow, 18-20 July 2016

‘Between the signs of the Angel and the Greyhound: Shakespeare as a “literary dramatist” through the strategies of Andrew Wise’, at ‘London and the Globe,’ Literary London Society Annual Conference, London, 6-8 July 2016

‘“The ghost walks”: Joyce-London-Shakespeare: From London Wall to the Globe’ [invited lecture and talk with Richard Brown], at the XXV International James Joyce Symposium, Senate House, London, 13-18 June 2016

‘“Whither thus hastes my little book so fast?”: Reassessing the impact of London’s literary landscape on the publication of Shakespeare’s plays in the late 1590s’, at the British Graduate Shakespeare Conference 2016, The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2-4 June 2016

‘Rewriting early modern drama: The agency of the publisher’, at ‘Communication, Correspondence and Transmission in the Early Modern World’, Northern Renaissance Seminar, University of Leeds, 12-13 May 2016

‘Rewriting history through the transmission of the playtext: The agency of Thomas Creede, William Barley and the Queen’s Men on the development of the history play’, at the Early Modern Forum, King’s College London, 18 November 2015

‘Appropriating history in 1594: The alternative producers of the Elizabethan history play’, at the British Graduate Shakespeare Conference 2015, The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, 4-6 June 2015