Invited Lectures

“Imagining Authorship in the Hours.”  Medieval English Seminar, Harvard University.  20 February 2020.

“In Conversation with Simon Armitage.”  Beinecke Library, Yale University, 14 February 2019.

“Shaping the Text-Block:  Textual Space and Visual Image in Late-Medieval Line-Fillers.”  Medieval and Renaissance Center Distinguished Lecture Series, New York University, 7 February 2019.

“Visual-Textual Encounters:  An Interdisciplinary Panel,” Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies, Program in Medieval Studies, Yale University, 7 December 2018.

“Celebrating The Construction of Vernacular History,” Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend (IN), 8 February 2018.

“Lydgate’s Kalendare and the Forms of the Hours,” English Department and Medieval Institute at Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame, South Bend (IN), 7 February 2018.

“Visible Literacies,” Medieval Colloquium, English Department, Yale University, 30 November 2017.

“Books of Hours and Literary Forms,” Toronto Center for the Book. Program in Book History and Print Culture. University of Toronto, 2 November 2017.

“With Jessica Brantley: Luxurious Devotion, Literary Necessity,” a panel organized by the Graduate Medievalists at Harvard for the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo), May 2017.

“Literary History through the Book of Hours: John Lydgate’s Practical Poetics,” Mellon Winter Visiting Speaker lecture for the McGill Medievalists. McGill University, Montreal, Canada. 20 February 2017.

“One Poem Five Ways,” University of Utah, Department of English. 24 October 2016.

“Interpreting the Forms of Medieval Manuscripts,” Faculty Workshop offered at the University of Utah, Department of English. 24 October 2016.

“Manuscripts as Case-Studies in Literary Reading,” Student Workshop offered at the University of Utah, Department of English. 24 October 2016.

“Manuscript Illumination,” Graduate Workshop on Manuscript Studies, Twentieth Biennial Congress of the New Chaucer Society, London (UK), 10-15 July 2016.

“Poetry and Prayer: Wynkyn de Worde’s Literary Hours,” Fellows’ Research Colloquium, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC, 20 May 2016.

“The Book of Hours in Literary History,” Medieval Colloquium, English Department, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), 21 April 2016

“Medieval Mediations:  Late Medieval Parchment Rolls of Hours,” Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies, Library of Congress, 8 April 2016

“Medieval Mediations,” Plenary address, Manuscript as Medium:  A Conference sponsored by the Fordham Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University (New York, NY), 5 March 2016

“A Literary History of the Book of Hours,” 25th Annual Richard and Mary Rouse History of the Book Lecture, University of California, Los Angeles, 14 January 2016.

“The Provocations of Orthodoxy,” The Provocative Fifteenth Century, an invitational conference at the Henry E. Huntington Library (San Marino, CA), 16-17 October 2015.

“Hours in the Archive,” Keynote Address, The Medieval Archive:  A Conference sponsored by Medievalists @ Penn, University of Pennsylvania, 27 February 2015.

“Lydgate’s Kalendare and the Forms of the Hours,” The Literary Beyond Form, Yale University, 7-9 November, 2014.

In Things:  The Rebus in Premodern Devotion,” Plenary Address for Medieval Materiality:  A Conference on the Life and Afterlife of Things, University of Colorado at Boulder, 23-25 October 2014.

“Books as Time-Keepers,” Time and the Book: The Yale Symposium in the History of the Book, Yale University, 12-13 September 2014.

“Macaronic Texts and Imported Images:  Mixed Forms in the Pavement Hours (York MS XVI.K.6),” Columbia Medieval Guild, Columbia University, New York, 12 February 2014.

“The Book of Hours in Literary History,” Yale Medieval Colloquium, New Haven, CT, 18 October 2013.

“Language-Mixing in the Book of Hours,” Harlaxton Medieval Symposium, Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire, UK, 16-18 July 2013.

“The Book of Hours:  A Literary History,” English Department, University of Indiana, 19 March 2013.

“Re:forming the Pavement Hours (York Minster MS XVI.K.6),” Keynote Address for Re:form, A Conference sponsored by the Graduate Medievalists at Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley, 15-16 February 2013.

“Visions of the Vernacular in John Lacy’s Book (Oxford, St. John’s College MS 94),” English Department, University of Rochester, 29 November 2012.

“Medieval Remediations:  The Vernon Pater Noster Diagram,” Medieval/Renaissance Forum, Department of the History of Art, Yale University, 3 April 2012.

“Art and Devotion:  Looking at the Word.”  Cornelius Loew Lecture in Medieval Studies.  Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 15 March 2012

“The Vernacular Hours:  Literary Culture and Private Prayer.”  History of Material Texts Seminar, University of Pennsylvania, 3 October 2011.

“Vernacular Song in Private Prayer:  The Example of the Entwisle Hours.”  Medieval Song Network.  University College, London, 12 September 2011.

“Visual Narrative across the Manuscript Opening:  The Example of the Taymouth Hours.”  Beinecke Library.  Yale University, 5 April 2011.

“Looking at the Word:  Text and Image in Late-Medieval Devotion.”  Bowdoin College Museum of Art.  Bowdoin College, 24 February 2011.

“The Vernacular Book of Hours.”  Seminar in the History of the Book .  University of California, Santa Barbara, 7 February 2011.

Historia:  Pictorial Narrative and Textual Images in the Late-Medieval Book of Hours.”  The Future of the Past:  French History in Illuminated Manuscripts.  University of California, Los Angeles and The Getty Center, 3-5 February 2011.

“Manuscript Illumination,” Graduate Workshop on Manuscript Studies, Seventeenth International Congress of the New Chaucer Society, University of Siena, 15-19 July 2010.

Sir Thopas and the Devotional Reader,” Roundtable on Medieval Devotion: Performative Reading and Visuality, CUNY Graduate Center, 13 April 2010.

“Medieval Manuscripts and Literary Forms,” Beinecke Library Lectures in the History of the Book, Yale University, 23 March 2010.

“Pictorial Narrative and Narrative Pictures in Pearl,” Medieval Doctoral Conference, Harvard University, 11 March 2010.

“Reading the Forms of Sir Thopas,” Conference on Editorial Problems: Manuscripts and the Forms of Middle English Literary Texts, University of Toronto, 6-8 November 2009.

“Forms of Reading in the Book of Brome,” Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies Colloquium, University of Virginia, 12 March 2009.

“Miscellaneous Performances in the Book of Brome,” Michigan Medieval Seminar, University of Michigan, 19 September 2008.

“Private Reading and Public Performance,” Faculty Panel of the New York City Doctoral Consortium Colloquium, Fordham University, 25 April 2008. [declined]

“Reading in the Wilderness: The Drama of Devotion in a Fifteenth-Century Illustrated Miscellany,” Medieval Studies Program, University of Connecticut, 3 February 2006.

Mankind in a Year Without Kings” (with Thomas Fulton), circulated to the Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium, Columbia University, 16 September 2005.

“Pictorial Narrative in the Eadwine Psalter,” Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, 3 October 2002.

“The Performance of Prayer in a Late-Medieval Illustrated Miscellany,” Medieval Doctoral Conference, Harvard University, 21 March 2002.

“Public Pageantry in Private Spaces: Reading Devotional Performance in a Fifteenth-Century Illustrated Book,” Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, 2 November 2001.

“Public Pageantry in Private Spaces: Devotional Performance in a Carthusian Miscellany,” Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium, Yale University, 11 October 2001.

“The Visual Experience of Carthusian Books: Decoration and Illustration in the Foyle Manuscript,” Middle English Manuscript Symposium, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, 15 September 2001.

“The Princess in the Prayerbook: Chivalric Images in the Taymouth Hours,” Agnes Scott College, 2 March 2001.