Ryerson University

"From PEI to the World: The Cultural Influence of L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables." L M. Montgomery: Writer of the World, International Conference. Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, August 21, 2009.

"From Formula Fiction to Girls' Classic: Anne of the Green Gables, Fashion Magazines, and Sunday School Magazines," Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention, Children's Literature Division. San Francisco, California, December 29, 2008.

"'There's such a lot of different Annes in me': Putting Together the Fragments of Life and Writing in Anne of Green Gables." From Canada to the World: The Cultural Influence of L.M. Montgomery, An International Conference. Guelph University, Ontario, October 25, 2008.

"Looking for Anne of Green Gables: A Literary Icon at 100." Keynote address. Conference of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY Ireland), The Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin, Ireland, October 18, 2008.

"The Biographer as Detective: Looking for Anne through Life Writing Sources." Thin Air Writers Festival, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba,September 25, 2008.

"The Mystery of Anne Revealed: Tracing the Influences of Fashion and Sunday School Magazines on L. M. Montgomery's Literary Classic." The International L.M. Montgomery Symposium organized by the L.M. Montgomery Institute. Charlottetown, June 24, 2008.

"Looking for Anne: How Lucy Maud Montgomery Dreamed Up a Literary Classic."
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Presentations and Readings at the following venues:

  • The Halifax International Writers Festival, Halifax, April 2, 2008.
  • Ottawa International Writers Festival Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, April 19, 2008.
  • Nicholas Hoare High Tea, King Eddy Hotel,Toronto, May 11, 2008.
  • The Annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada, Dobson Room, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 31, 2008.
  • The Arts Guild, Charlottetown, June 24, 2008;
  • The Word on the Street, Writers Festival,Toronto, September 28, 2008.
  • Downtown Author Series,Toronto Reference Library, November 20, 2008. 

"Baroness Elsa and Dada." The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

"The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery." University of Prince Edward Island, June 6, 2005.

"Baroness Elsa and Zurich Dada." Cabaret Voltaire. Zurich, December 22, 2005.

"On Biography and Fiction: Putting Together the Fragments of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven." The New School University, New York, May 3, 2005.

"Mein Mund ist lüstern: Die Lyrik von Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven." Literaturhaus Berlin, Berlin, March 29, 2004.
The lecture was accompanied by a reading of the Baroness's poetry by actress Sabine Falkenberg.

"Pioneering Performance Art: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven and Claude Cahun." "Claude Cahun: Pour une esthétique de l'entre-deux," Département d'études françaises, Université de Montréal, Montréal, May 28, 2004.

"Body Art, Performance, and New York Dada: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven." Centre for Comparative Literature, English Department, and Art History. University of Toronto, Toronto March 30, 2004.

"Gender and Modernity: The Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven." Keynote speaker at the History in the Making Graduate Student Conference. Concordia University, Montreal, March 6, 2004.

"The Dada Baroness and New York's Avantgarde." Le Centre de recherche sur l'intermédialité en collaboration avec les Départements d'histoire de l'art et d'études cinématographiques, d'études anglaises et de littérature comparée, Université de Montréal, Montréal, January 30, 2004.

"The Dada Baroness: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven." Public lecture presented in conjunction with the exhibition Between Earth and Sky by Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendrix, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI, October 7, 2003.

"Sex and the City: New York as Culture Capital of the World, 1913-1923." Modern Language Association Conference. Association for Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries American Literature. New York City, December 2002.

"L. M. Montgomeryés Moonstorm: Where Life Writing Meets Fiction." Keynote address. Fifth Biennial International L. M. Montgomery Symposium. University of Prince Edward Island, PEI June 22, 2002.

"L. M. Montgomery and Popular Culture." Invited lectures sponsored by the Deutsche Kanadagesellschaft and the Canadian Embassy in Germany: Universität Leipzig, June 29, 2001; Erfurt Universität. Germany, July 3, 2001. 
(With J. P. Boudreau).

"Littering the Landscape: Acadia Through Popular Culture." Centre for Canadian and Anglo-American Cultures. Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, GermanyJune 21, 2001.

"Everyday Modernity: Gender, Dada, and the Performative Diary." American Comparative Literature Association Conference. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, February 25-27, 2000.

The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. May 14, 2006.

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