Lectures

INVITED LECTURES

‘The Faust Myth,’ Plenary Address, Conference on Mythology, University of Essex. England, August 2013

‘The Soul: An Obituary,’ lecture to the English Research Seminar, St. Andrews’ University, Scotland, April 2011

‘The Soul: An Obituary,’ lecture to the Department of English, U.C. Berkeley, November 2010

‘The Marxist Critical Tradition Today,’ lecture to the Foreign Language and Literature Faculty, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, March 2010

‘Milton and Usury,’ Distinguished Lecturer in the Humanities, University of Western Florida, Pensacola FL, November 2009

‘Money-lending and Representation in Early Modern England,’ lecture to the Department of English, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, November 2009

‘Milton and Idolatry,’ lecture to the English Department, Kobe University, Japan, October 2009

‘Milton and Usury,’ lecture to the English Department, Daito Bunka University, Tokyo, Japan, October 2009

‘Milton and Idolatry,’ lecture to the English Department, Otemae University, Tokyo, Japan, October 2009

‘Milton and Usury,’ lecture to the English Department, Aoyama University, Tokyo, Japan, October 2009

‘Invocation and the Nature of Deity in Paradise Lost,’ lecture to the Department of English, Loretta College, Calcutta, India, January, 2009

‘Money and Magic in Milton,’ lecture to the Department of English, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, January, 2009

‘Milton and Usury,’ lecture to the Department of English, University of Arizona, Tuscon AZ, April 2008

‘Towards an Ethics of Representation,’ lecture to the Englisches Seminar, University of Basel, Switzerland, February 2007

‘Towards an Ethics of Representation,’ lecture to the Institute of English Languages and Literatures, University of Bern, Switzerland, February 2007

‘Efficacious Representation and the Early Modern Witch-hunts,’ keynote address to the Renaissance Symposium, University of Mississippi, April, 2005

‘Doctor Faustus and the Performative Sign,’ lecture to the English Department, SUNY Buffalo, March 2005

‘Doctor Faustus and the Performative Sign,’ address to the Conference on Renaissance Magic, Department of English, Princeton University, February, 2005

‘Doctor Faustus and the Performative Sign,’ lecture to the English Department, University of Delaware, November, 2004

‘”Worldliness” in the Thought of Edward Said,’ address to the Conference on Historicizing Postmodernism, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley, September 2004

‘Materialism, Secularism and the Sixty-Eighters,’ plenary address to the Conference of the Shakespeare Association of America; New Orleans LA, April 2004

‘Sodomy, Usury and the Narrative of Shakespeare’s Sonnets,’ lecture to the English Department, Beaver College, Philadelphia, PA, November 2000

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Chair, Panel on ‘Monsters and Animals in Renaissance Material Culture,’ Conference of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Phoenix AZ, February 2013

‘Milton and the Culture of Usury,’ International Milton Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, August 2012

‘Empirical Truth and the “Torture” of Nature,’ International Shakespeare Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, August 2012

‘Money-lending and Poetry in Milton’s England,’ International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu HI, January 2012

‘Against Materialism in Literary Studies,’ International Shakespeare Association, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2011

‘Bacon and Shakespeare: The “Torture” of Nature,’ Shakespeare Association of American, Seattle WA, April 2011

‘Against Materialism in Literary Theory,’ International Shakespeare Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, August 2010

‘Milton and Usury,’ Milton Association of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, October 2009

‘Shakespeare and Usury,’ Shakespeare Association of America, Washington DC, April 2009

‘Sensuality and Slavery in the English Revolution,’ Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Philadelphia PA, November 2008

‘The Scrivener’s Son: Milton in Debt,’ Triennial International Milton Symposium, London UK, July 2008.

‘Milton’s Economic Theology,’ Shakespeare Association of America, Dallas TX, March 2008

Chair of panel on ‘Legitimizing Discourses: Kings, Colonies, and Ideas,’ Conference of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Tempe AZ, February 2008

‘Milton and Usury,’ keynote address to the International Quatrocentennial Milton Conference, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, January 2008

‘Usury, Literature and Logic in the Thought of Milton,’ Renaissance Society of Southern California, San Marino CA, January 2008

‘Quantity and Quality in Milton’s Debate with Salmasius,’ International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu HI, January 2008

‘Thomas Gresham’s Law, Jane Shore’s Mercy: Social Mobility in Thomas Heywood,’ South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta GA, November 2007

‘Agency and Economy in City Comedy,’ Shakespeare Association of America, San Diego CA, April 2007

‘Value, Class and Magic in the Plays of Thomas Heywood,’ Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Chicago IL, February 2007

‘Faust and the Human,’ American Comparative Literature Association, Princeton NJ, March 2006

‘Milton’s America, America’s Milton,’ Modern Language Association, Washington DC, December 2005

‘Milton Among the Neo-Pragmatists,’ Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, San Antonio, TX, December 2005

‘Milton in the New Economic Criticism,’ Triennial International Milton Symposium, Grenoble, France, June 2005

‘Money, Making and Magic in the Plays of Christopher Marlowe,’ Shakespeare Association of America, Bermuda, March 2005

‘American Gold in the Early Modern World System,’ Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies; Orlando, FL, November 2004

‘Is an Ethics of Representation Possible?’ Renaissance Society of America; New York, NY, April 2004

‘Magic and the Performative Sign,’ Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies; Newport Beach, CA, October 2003

‘Magical Milton,’ American Comparative Literature Association; San Diego, CA; April 2003

‘Shakespeare and the Commodity,’ Shakespeare Association of America; Vancouver, Canada; March 2003

‘Darwin’s Debt to Adam Smith,’ Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies; Tampa, FL; November 2002

‘Financial Signification and the Cave of Mammon,’ Sixteenth-century Studies; San Antonio, TX; October 2002

‘Alienated Labor in The Likeliest Means,’ Triennial International Milton Symposium; Beaufort SC; June 2002

Chair of panel on ‘The Rhetoric of Political Efficacy,’ Renaissance Society of America, Scottsdale AZ, April, 2002

‘Milton and the Labor Theory of Value,’ Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies; Philadelphia PA; November 2001

‘Global Economy and the Master/Slave Dialectic,’ Modern Literature Conference; East Lansing MI; October 2001

‘The Concept of the “Hireling” in John Bunyan’s Theology,’  International John Bunyan Society; Cleveland OH; October 2001

‘The New Economic Criticism and Renaissance Studies,’ Shakespeare Association of America; Miami FL; April 2001

‘Idolatry and Individualism in Milton’s Divorce Tracts,’ Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies; New Orleans LA; November 2000

‘Shakespeare in the Coming Community,’ International Shakespeare Association; Montreal, Canada, April 2000

‘The Micropolitics of Milton’s Divorce Tracts,’ Triennial International Milton Symposium; York, England; July 1999

‘Shakespeare and Bakhtin,’ Shakespeare Association of America; San Francisco CA; April 1999

‘Exchange-value in the Renaissance Theater,’ Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies; Providence RI; November 1998

‘Typology and Carnality in George Herbert’s The Temple,’ Sixteenth-century Studies; Toronto, Canada, October 1998

‘Commodification and Subjectivity in John Bunyan’s Fiction,’ International John Bunyan Society; Stirling, Scotland; September 1998

‘The Anatomie of Abuse,’ Sixteenth-century Studies; Atlanta, GA, October 1997

‘Financial Representation in Shakespeare’s Sonnets,’ Sixteenth-century Studies; St. Louis, MO; October 1996

‘Pathetic Fallacy and the Death of the Subject in Marvell’s “Upon Appleton House,”’ Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies; Pittsburgh, PA; September 1996

‘Marx after Derrida: Shakespeare after Marx,’ International Shakespeare Association; Los Angeles, CA, April 1996

‘John Bunyan’s One-dimensional Man,’ Midwest Conference on British Studies; Ann Arbor, MI; November 1995

‘Money and Mercy, Brothers and Others: Literalism and Interpretation in Shakespearean Comedy,’ Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies; Rochester, NY; November 1994

‘Money and Mercantilism in The Merchant of Venice,’ Shakespeare in Southern Africa; Grahamstown, South Africa; July, 1994          

‘Judaism and Objectification,’ Shakespeare Association of America; Albuquerque, NM; April 1994

‘Fortune is a Woman: Machiavellian Sexuality in Derek Jarman’s Edward II,’  Marlowe Society of America; Cambridge, England, July 1993

‘The Laurel and the Crown: Aesthetics and Ascetics,’ Shakespeare Association of America; Atlanta GA; April 1993

‘The Fowlest Place: Protestant Antitheatricalism,’ Shakespeare Association of America; Kansas City, MO, April 1992

‘Milton and Gramsci on Education,’ Representing Revolution; West Georgia College, Atlanta, GA; September 1989 

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