Michael Calabrese

teaching Kant "On the Sublime"
College of Arts and Letters
Department of English
Office Location: ET A-629
Phone: X-4288 Email: [email protected]

INTRODUCTION

Professor Michael Calabrese has taught at CSULA since 1994. 

 


TEACHING INTERESTS

Medieval and Classical Literature; Critical Theory; Ancient World Literature; Comparative Mythology and comparative religion.

Michael Calabrese is Co-Director of the Chaucer Studio, a “not for profit” organization that produces quality recorded performances of medieval literature in various languages for classroom use and scholarly study: CreativeWorks


RESEARCH

Chaucer; Langland; Middle English Literature; Medieval Continental authors; manuscript studies; electronic editing.

 

Labor

 

 

 

Professor of English, California State University, Los Angeles, 2002 - present

Associate Professor of English, California State University, Los Angeles, 1997 - 2002

Assistant Professor of English, California State University, Los Angeles, 1994-1997

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Whitman College, 1993-1994

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, University of West Florida, 1991-1993

Lecturer, Department of English, Faculty of the Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 1987-88.

 

Education

Ph.D., English, University of Virginia, August, 1991

MA, English, University of Virginia, May, 1986

BA English, Concentration in Medieval Studies, Columbia University, 1983

 

Piers Plowman. Hm143 at the Huntington Library

Piers Plowman Book Cover, Medieval Art

CuaPress Q & A Interview


PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Publications

Books: Peer-reviewed and published by university presses:

Piers Plowman: The A Version, William Langland. A new translation with introduction and notes by Michael Calabrese. Catholic University Press, 2020.

 

An Introduction to Piers Plowman. New Perspectives on Medieval Literature Series. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016.

 

"Ye, baw for bokes”: Essays on Middle English Verse and Poetics in Honor of Hoyt N. Duggan." Co-edited with Stephen Shepherd.  Marymount Institute Press, 2013.

 

Chaucer's Ovidian Arts of Love.  Gainesville: University Press of Florida, l994.

 

Editions: Peer-reviewed:

Hm 128, a Huntington Library Manuscript of the B-text of Piers PlowmanThe Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, Volume 7.  Boydell and Brewer and the Medieval Academy, 2008.  With Hoyt Duggan and Thorlac Turville-Petre.  Also on line: http://piers.iath.virginia.edu/index.html

           

Peer-Reviewed Essays and Articles published in scholarly journals:

“Disabling Pride in the Pricke of Conscience.” The Chaucer Review. October 2018: 377-40.

Posthuman Piers?: Rediscovering Langland's Subjectivities. Yearbook of Langland Studies 32, 2019: 3-36.

 "Langland's Last words." Readings in Medieval textuality: A Festschrift for A.C. Spearing. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2016: 65-84.

HM 128 as a Medieval Book, in Calabrese and Shepherd, 127-64.

“The Man of Law’s Tale as a Keystone”. Approaches to Teaching Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Ed. Frank Grady and Peter Travis. Modern Language Association of America, 2014.

“Being a Man in Troilus and Criseyde and Piers Plowman.  Masculinities in Troilus and Criseyde, ed Tyson Pugh and Marcia Marzec. Boydell and Brewer, 2008: 161-182. Also, in this volume, co-author of the “Introduction: The Myths of Masculinity in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde” with Tison Pugh and Marcia Smith Marzec.

“Chaucer’s Dorigen and the Female Voices of the Decameron,” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 29 (2007): 259-92.

Chaucer's Legends of Good Women in MLA Guides to Teaching:  Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and the Minor Poems.  (New York: MLA, 2006): 101-06.

“The Corrections and Erasures in Hm 143, a C-text of Piers Plowman,Yearbook of Langland Studies 20 (2005): 169-99.

"Controlling Space and Secrets in the Lais of Marie de France."  Place, Space and Landscape in Medieval Narrative, ed. Laura Howes.  Tennessee Studies in Literature.  Knoxville: U. of Tennessee Press, 2007: 79-106.

"Prostitutes in the C-text of Piers Plowman" Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 105 No. 2 (2005): 275-311.

“Male Piety and Sexuality in Boccaccio's Decameron. Philological Quarterly, 83 No. 3 (Summer 2003): 257-76.

"Performing the Prioress: 'Conscience' and Responsibility in Studies of Chaucer's Prioress's Tale."  "The Ends of Historicism: Medieval Literary Studies in the New Century," ed. Elizabeth Scala.  Texas Studies in Literature and Language.  44:1 Spring, 2002: 66-91.

"Men and Sex in Boccaccio's Decameron.”  Medievalia et Humanistica, 28, 2002: 45-72.

"Ovid and the Female Voice in the De Amore and the Letters of Abelard and Heloise."  Modern Philology, Summer 97: 1-26.  Reprinted by the Gale Group, 2002. 

"Between Despair and Ecstasy: Marco Polo's Life of the Buddha."  Exemplaria:  A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Theory, X, no. 1 Spring 1997: 189-229.

"Feminism in the Packaging of Boccaccio's Elegy of Lady Fiammetta.Italica, Spring 97: 20-42.

"The Rhetorics of Sexual Pleasure and Intolerance in the Middle English Cleanness" (with Eric Eliason).  Modern Language Quarterly, 56, no. 3, 1995: 247-275.

"The Lover's Cure in Ovid's Remedia amoris and Chaucer's Miller's Tale."  English Language Notes 31, no. 3, l994: 13-18.

"Meretricious Mixtures': Gold Dung and the Canon's Yeoman's Prologue and Tale."  Chaucer Review, 27, Number 3, l993: 277-92.

"Make a Mark that Shows': Orphean Sexuality, and the Exile of Chaucer's Pardoner."  Viator, 24, l993: 269-86.

"May Devoid of All Delight': January, The Merchant's Tale, and the Romance of the Rose," Studies in Philology, LXXXVII, No. 3 (Summer, l990): 261-84.

Commissioned Academic Essays and Editorial Work:

The Chaucer Encyclopedia. Entries for:  Heloise; The Prioress; Iole; Deianira; Atalanta; Europa; Ariadne; Alcione; The Canon’s Yeoman; Thisbe; Laudamia. In press.

 

"Interior Negotiations: Piers Plowman and the Dream Vision Genre." The Blackwell Companion to British Literature. Vol. 1. Ed. Robert DeMaria, Jr., Heesok Chang, and Samantha Zacher, 2014.

 

 “Alliterative Wombs and the Wars of Alexander.” In Middle English Alliterative Poetry: Essays in Honour of  Thorlac Turville-Petre. Ed. Hoyt Duggan and John Burrow. Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2010.

 

“From Troy to 95 Lincoln Place, Irvington, NJ: A Virgilian Reading of the Sopranos Underworld.  Considering David Chase: Essays on The Sopranos, Northern Exposure, and The Rockford Files.  Ed. Thomas Fahy (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland Press, 2007): 196-213.

 

I have been credited with a “special contribution” in a number of volumes in the William Belan English Madrigal Choral Series, providing critical analysis of the madrigals: Gibbons, Orlando. The Silver Swan; Farmer, John. Fair Phyllis I saw; Dowland, John. Come again sweet love (Los Angeles: Gentry Publications, 2007).

 

I am also credited with a “special contribution” in William Belan, A Handbook for the Performance of English Madrigals. (Los Angeles: Gentry Publications, 2007). For this book I wrote a critical analysis of the madrigals and provided an overview of English prosody and a guide for reading.

 

Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume One: The Medieval Period. Prepared a unit on the poet John Gower, including edited selections from his works and an “In Context” set of supplemental readings. A fuller version is available on the website of that press: http://www.broadviewpress.com/babl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=32

 

"Chaucer's Knight."  In Chaucer's Pilgrims: A Guide to the Professions in the Canterbury Tales.  Ed. Robert and Laura Lambdin.  (Greenwood Press, 1996): 1-13.  

 

"Boccaccio and Feminism." in Medieval Women: An Encyclopedia.  Ed.  Nadia Margolis and Katherina M. Wilson.  (New York and London: Routledge, 2004).

 

Work In Progress (for peer-reviewed publications):

 

“Addiction, waste(ed labor), and the Debate of the Carpenters Tools”: currently under review.

 

“Decolonizing and Reclaiming Piers Plowman, a 14th-century British Poem Reimagined as Social Justice Narrative.” Part of a six-part essay being composed by three CSULA English faculty and three former students concerning experiential and ethno-autographic pedagogy and scholarship. Currently under review in Text and Type.

 

Editions: Hm 143 a Huntington Library Manuscript of the C-text of Piers PlowmanThe Piers Plowman Electronic Archive.  With Patricia Bart.   Also on line: http://piers.iath.virginia.edu/index.html

 

York University Library , Borthwisk Add ms 196 (W) A Manuscript of the C-text of Piers PlowmanThe Piers Plowman Electronic Archive.  For this ms., I am part of a team of transcribers and editors in a group editing project in progress.

 

 

Book Reviews

Note: some book reviews are published in The Medieval Review (TMR): https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/3631.

Their citation method is yr/mo/day.

A New Companion to Critical Thinking on Chaucer. Ed. Batkie, Stephanie L., Matthew W. Irvin, and Lynn Shutters. Speculum. In Progress.

John Trevisa’s Information Age. Emily Steiner. Modern Philology. In progress.

Free Will and the Rebel Angels in Medieval Philosophy. TMR. In press.

 

Chaucer and Italian Culture. Ed. Helen Fulton. TMR 21.11.26.

 

Form and Foreskin: Medieval Narratives of Circumcision. A. W. Strouse. Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART): In press.

 

The Clerical Proletariat and the Resurgence of Medieval English Poetry. Kathryn Kerby-Fulton. Modern Philology. In press.

 

Already Published:

 

Medieval Historical Writing. Emily Steiner, Jenifer Jahner, and Elizabeth M. Tyler, eds. Modern Philology: 2020: Volume 118, Number 3.

 

Permanent Revolution. James Simpson. TMR 20.08.31 

 

Virgin Whore. Emma Maggie Solberg. Modern Philology Volume 118, Number 2.

 

Chaucer and Religious Controversies in the Medieval and Early Modern Eras. Nancy Bradley Warren. Modern Philology, Volume 118, Number 2.

 

Chaucer’s Scribes: London Textual Production, 1384-1432. Lawrence Warner. Modern Philology, Volume 117, Number 3.

 

The Medieval Literary: Beyond Form, ed. Robert J. Meyer-Lee and Catherine Sanok. Comitatus 50, 2019: 235-238.

 

Chaucer’s “Book of the Duchess”: Contexts and Interpretations. Jamie C. Fumo, ed. Speculum. 95/1 (January 2020): 230-31.

 

The Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman Volume 4. Traugott Lawler. TMR 19.03.03.

 

Historians on the General Prologue to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

           Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 40 (2018): 508-13.

 

Ralph Hanna: Patient Reading and Reading patience: Oxford Essays.

           YLS 33 (2019): 243-46.

 

Dante’s Paradiso. Stanley Lombardo. TMR 18.10.20.

 

Margery Kempe and the Lonely Reader. Rebecca Krug. Modern

            Philology Volume 116, Number 2, November 2018.

 

The Critics and the Prioress: Antisemitism, Criticism, and Chaucer's Prioress's Tale. Heather Blurton and Hannah Johnson eds. TMR 18.05.05.

 

Chaucer’s Decameron and the origin of the Canterbury Tales. Frederick M. Biggs. Arthuriana 28.3 (Fall 2018).

 

The Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman Volume 2. Ralph Hanna TMR 18.01.09.

 

Invention and Authorship in Medieval England. Robert R. Edwards. Modern Philology, Volume 116 no 1, Mar 23, 2018.

 

Piers Plowman and the Poetics of Enigma: Riddles, Rhetoric, and Theology. Curtis A. Gruenler. Renaissance Quarterly Volume 71, Number 2  Summer 2018: 813-14. VVolume 71, Number 2 | Summer 2018 e 71, Number 2 | Summer 2011, Number 2 | Summer 2018

From Literacy to Literature: England 1300-1400. Christopher Cannon. Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Vol. 9 (2017): 316-20.

 

Two Guides for the Journey. Sheryl Overmyer. Christianity and Literature Vol. 67 no. 2: 391-95.

 

Tropologies: Ethics and Invention in England, c. 1350-1600. Ryan McDermott. JEGP Vol. 117.4 (October 2018).

 

Dante’s Idea of Friendship: The Transformation of a Classical Concept. Filippa Modesto. Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Vol 47 (2017).

 

Making Love in the Twelfth Century: “Letters of Two Lovers” in Context, trans. and commentary, Barbara Newman. Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Vol 47 (2017).

 

Beyond Reformation? An Essay on William Langland’s Piers Plowman and the End of Constantinian Christianity. David Aers. Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Vol 47 (2016): 240-42.

 

The Civic Cycles: Artisan Drama and Identity in Premodern England. Nicole R. Rice and Margarete Aziza Pappano. Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Vol 47 (2016): 232-34.

 

Scribes and the City: London Guildhall Clerks and the Dissemination of Middle English Literature 1375-1425. Linne R. Mooney and Estelle Stubbs.  The Medieval Review, 14.08.06.

 

Probable Truth: Editing Medieval Texts from Britain in the 21st-century. Ed. Vincent Gillespie and Anne Hudson. Yearbook of Langland Studies, Vol. 28 (2014): 245-50.

 

William Langland, Piers Plowman: A Parallel-Text Edition of the A, B, C and Z Versions.  Edited by A. V. C. Schmidt. Second edition. JEGP Volume 112, Number 3, (July 2013): 394-396

 

William Langland, Piers Plowman: A Parallel-Text Edition of the A, B, C and Z Versions. Volume II: Introduction, Textual Notes, Commentary, Bibliography, and Indexical Glossary.  By A. V. C. Schmidt. JEGP Vol 111. Number 1 (January 2012): 127-30.

 

In Strange Countries: Middle English Literature and its Afterlife. Essays in Memory of J.J. Anderson. Ed. David Matthews. TMR 12.03.01.

 

Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric:  Language Arts and Literary Theory AD 300-1475, Rita Copeland with Ineke Sluiter. TMR 11.5.07

 

Desiring Bodies: Ovidian Romance and the Cult of Form. Gregory Heyworth. Studies in the Age of Chaucer 32 (2010): 417-420.

 

The Seven Seals of the Apocalypse, ed. Francis X Gumerlock. TMT 10.10.2.

 

Design and Distribution of Late Medieval Manuscripts in England, ed. Margaret Connolly and Linne R. Mooney. The Medieval Review. 10.03.07

 

Geoffrey Chaucer and the Poetics of Disguise. Esther Casier Quinn. The Medieval Review. 09.10.10.

 

Excrement in the Late Middle Ages: Sacred Filth and Chaucer’s Fecopoetics. Susan Signe Morrison. Speculum. 85.2. (May 2010): 440-41.

 

The Masculine Self in Late Medieval England. Derek G. Neal. University of Chicago Press, 2008. Clio 2009, Vol 38 no. 3: 359-64.

 

Allegory and Sexual Ethics. Noah D. Guynn. Speculum 84.1 (January 2009): 150-52.

 

Manmade Marvels in Medieval Culture and Literature. Scott Lightsey. Yearbook of Langland Studies. 2009.

 

Chaucer’s Queer PoeticsSusan Schibanoff.  Speculum. 83.3 (July 2008): 748-50.

 

The Writings of Julian of Norwich. Edited by Nicholas Watson and Jacqueline Jenkins. The Medieval Review 07.10.28.

 

The Legend of Good Women: Context and Reception. Edited by Carolyn P. Collette. JEGP. 107 No. 4 (October 2008): 530-33.

 

Ovid’s Art and the Wife of Bath: The Ethics of Erotic Violence.  Marilyn Desmond. Studies in the Age of Chaucer 29 (2006): 482-85.

 

Translating Desire in Medieval and Early Modern Literature, ed. Craig Berry and Heather Richardson Hayton. Comparative Literature Studies 44 No. 3 (2007): 353-55.

 

The Siege of Jerusalem, ed. Michael Livingston, The Medieval Review. 06.09.15.

 

Intercies: Studies in Middle English and Anglo-Latin Texts in Honour of A. C. Rigg, ed. Richard Firth Green and Lynne R. Mooney, The Medieval Review 06.01.17.

 

Abandoned Women:  Rewriting the Classics in Dante, Boccaccio, and Chaucer.  Susan Hagedorn. JEGP, 104 No. 3 (July, 2005): 400-402.

 

Francesco Petrarch, Petrarch on Religious Leisure, ed. and trans., Susan S. Schearer, The Medieval Review 04.02.43.

 

Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature, ed. Elizabeth Robertson and Christine M. Rose.  Studies in the Age of Chaucer 25 (2003): 416-20.

 

Thomas Hoccleve 'My Compleinte' and Other Poems, ed. Ellis, Roger, The Medieval Review 02.09.42.

 

Rape and Ravishment in the Literature of Medieval England.  Corinne Saunders.  Le Cygne. Volume 1, New Series (Fall 2002): 41-44.

 

The Postcolonial Middle Ages, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen. The Medieval Review 01/10/16.

 

Glamorous Sorcery: Magic and Literacy in the High Middle Ages, David Rollo.  Speculum 77 (October, 2002): 1386-88.

 

Richard the Redeless and Mum and the Sothsegger, ed. James Dean, James. The Medieval Review 01/09/20.

 

Writing East:  The “Travels” of Sir John Mandeville, Iain Macleod Higgins.  Aurthuriana. 2000.

 

New Medieval Literatures, ed.  Scase, et al.  The Medieval Review, 99.03.16.      

 

Boccaccio’s Dante and the Shaping Force of Satire, Robert Hollander. The Medieval Review 98.06.09.

 

Medieval Christian Perceptions of Islam, ed. John Tolan.  The  Medieval Review,  97.09.07.

 

Geoffrey Chaucer's Wife of Bath, ed. Peter Beidler.  The Medieval Review 96, 10, 15.

 

Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, and Translation in the Middle Ages, Rita Copeland. Philosophy and Literature, 19, Number 2 (October 1995).

 

The Complete Works of the Pearl Poet, Casey Finch.  The Medieval Review 95, 4, 5.

 

Christ's Body, Sarah Beckwith.  Philosophy and Literature, l8, Number 2 (October l994).

 

Bodytalk, E. Jane Burns.  Philosophy and Literature, l8, Number 2 (October l994).

 

Women's Lives in Medieval Europe:  A Sourcebook, ed. Emilie Amt. The Medieval Review, 94, 9, 10.

 

A Legend of Holy Women, Trans. Sheila Delany. The Medieval Review, 94, l, 4.

 

The Tragic and The Sublime in Medieval Literature, Piero Boltani.  Philosophy and Literature 18, Number l (April l994).

 

RECORDED PERFORMANCES OF MEDIEVAL POETRY

 

 

Organizer, Director and performer in the Middle English Cleanness, produced by the Chaucer Studio, 2005 and recorded at the 38th Annual International Conference of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2003. http://creativeworks.byu.edu/chaucer/

 

“Absolon” in The Miller’s Tale, Produced by the Chaucer Studio, 1997.  NCS Readings 11. Recorded at the Tenth International Congress of the New Chaucer Society, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, July 1996. http://creativeworks.byu.edu/chaucer/

 

Organizer, director, performer in Piers Plowman published by the Chaucer Studio, 2015. http://creativeworks.byu.edu/chaucer/

 

PAPERS PRESENTED AT NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL CONFERENCES

 

Acknowledging Ancestry in the Medievalist’s Classroom. Abstract submitted to the Medieval Association of the Pacific meeting planned for Spring 2021: Accepted for the conference.

 

How Medievalists Can be Relevant in the 21st-Century Classroom Medieval Association of the Pacific Meeting, Phoenix , AZ, February, 2019.

 

Working on a Translation of the A Version of Piers the Plowman. Medieval Association of the Pacific Meeting, Phoenix , AZ, February, 2018.

 

Piers Plowman and Social Justice: 53th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI. May, 2018.

 

“Disabling Pride in the Pricke of Conscience.” Paper given at the53th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI. May, 2018.

 

Medieval Studies and “Presentism”: Roundtable presentation at the Medieval Association of the Pacific Meeting, UNLV, April, 2018.

 

Piers Plowman and Langland Studies: Where Are We Now? (A Roundtable). 52th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI. May 12, 2017.

 

Edible Characters in Piers Plowman. 52th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI. May 12, 2017.

The Happy Failure of the Pricke of Conscience. The 2017 Annual Mereting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific, March 17, 2017, Loyola Marymount University.

 

"what Sodam said": Understanding Voice and Character in Piers Plowman. PAMLA 114th Annual Conference, Pasadena, California, November 12, 2016.

 

Reading Old English Literature in parallel with contemporary Chinese poetry: Is Beowulf a Tang-dynasty epic? U.C Davis: 50th anniversary celebration of the Medieval Association of the Pacific.April 1, 2015.

 

Textual Reform and Resistance in the editing of Hm143 (X), a Piers Plowman manuscript in the Huntington Library. The 2015 Annual Mereting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific, April 10, 2015, University of Nevada at Reno.

 

 

 

 

“Grit, Pride, and Empowerment in the Teaching of Medieval Literature at CSULA” CSULA Symposium on University Teaching, March 14, 2015.

 

“Piers Plowman and Diversity.” Roundtable Discussion. 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI, May 2014.

 

“Teaching Cleanness.” 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI, May 2014.

 

Langland’s Failed Revisions across the A, B and C texts of Piers Plowman.” The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific. March 30, 2012. The University of San Diego.

 

“Is Piers Plowman really a Dream Vision?” The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific. Friday, March 30, 2012. Santa Clara University.

 

“Dream, interpretation and authority in Piers Plowman.” ALSCM Annual Conference. Claremont McKenna College March 10, 2012.

 

Human Learning and Salvation in Pre-Reformation Literature in England. Conference on Modernity, Critique, and Humanism, California State University, Los Angeles. February 12-13.

 

“Langland and Gower.”  Medieval Association of the Pacific Annual    Meeting. University of Puget Sound. 2010.

Hm128 as a Medieval Book. Annual Meeting of the New Chaucer Society, Siena, Italy, July 2010.

 

“Hm 128, a Piers Plowman Manuscript as a “Medieval Book.” Medieval Association of the Pacific Annual Meeting. University of New Mexico. March 7, 2009.

 

“Alliterative Wombs and the Wars of Alexander.”  International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 2008.

 

 “Will and Troilus.”  Medieval Association of the Pacific Annual Meeting. UCLA, March 3, 2007.

 

“Sexual Stamina and Competition in Boccaccio and Chaucer.” 122nd Annual MLA Convention, Philadelphia PA, December, 2006.

 

“Being a Man in the Troilus and Piers Plowman,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 2006.

 

“Correction, Erasure, and Authority in Hm 143, a C-text of Piers Plowman.”  Presented at the Third Annual Meeting of the Editorial Board of the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, UVA, Charlottesville, VA August, 2005.

 

“Dorigen’s Flirtations and Chaucer’s Boccaccian Depiction of Women’s Language” presented at Words of Love and Love of Words, a conference held at the University of Arizona, April 30, 2005.

 

"Chaucer's Franklin' Tale and Woman's Boccaccian Language."  Biannual meeting of the New Chaucer Society, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, July 19, 2004.

 

"Prostitutes in the C-Text of Piers Plowman." Joint Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America and the Medieval Association of the Pacific. University of Washington, Seattle WA, April 2004.

 

Uncertainty and Ambiguity in the Editing of MS HM 128 of Piers Plowman."  International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 2003.

 

"Teaching Chaucer to Ethnically Diverse Populations." Panel Discussion. New Chaucer Society Meeting, U. of Colorado at Boulder, July 2002.

"Some Observations on the MSS. of the Prick on Conscience in the Huntington Library."  International Congress on medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 2002. Also session organizer.

 

"Male Piety and Sexuality in Boccaccio's Decameron." Conference on Holiness and Masculinity.  University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, England, July 2001.

 

"Space, Secrets, and the Search for Privacy in the Lais of Marie de France."  International Medieval Congress at Leeds, July, 2001.

 

"Tracing the Patterns of Scribal Intervention in Hm 128, an early 15th-century ms. of the B text of Piers Plowman." Re-Marking the Text. University of St. Andrews, Scotland, July, 2001.

 

"Images of Male Impotence in Late Medieval Narrative." Meeting of the Medieval Academy, Arizona State University, March, 2001.

 

"On Editing Hm 128:  the B text of Piers Plowman." Panel Presentation. 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University, May, 2000.

 

"Becoming Male in Ovid's Metamorphoses and Boccaccio's Decameron.  35th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University, May, 2000.

 

“The Sexual Initiation of the Young in Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Boccaccio’s Decameron.  American Association of Italian Studies, Eugene Oregon, April 15th, 1999.

 

"Teaching the Modern Field of Folk:  Class, Ethnicity and Medieval Studies."  31th. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May, 1997.

 

"Caliban in the Southland:   Poetics, Politics and Teaching Shakespeare's Tempest."  Sixth Annual CSU Shakespeare Symposium, CSULA, Nov. 22, 1996.

 

"The Harassment of Modthryth and Feminist Politics in the Medievalist's Classroom."  30th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May, 1996. 

 

"Between Despair and Ecstasy:  Marco Polo's Life of the Buddha."  Medieval Academy Meeting, in Kansas City, 4, 96.

"Sex and Spirituality in Marco Polo's Far East."  South East Medieval Association Meeting, College of Charleston, 9, 95.

 

"Medieval Travelers in the World of Suzie Wong"  30th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May, l995.

 

"Feminism and the Packaging of Boccaccio's Fiammetta."  29th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May, l994.

 

"God's Praise of Heterosexual Love in the Middle English Cleanness." Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, September, l993.

 

"Ovid and the Female Voice in the De Amore and the Letters of Abelard and Heloise."  28th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May l993.

 

"'He do the women in different voices': Three Medieval Ovidian Arts of Love." Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, College of William and Mary, September 1992.

 

"'New Armor for the Amazons': The Wife of Bath and a Genealogy of Ovidianism.":  27th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University, May l992. 

 

 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED LECTURES (SELECTED)

 

 

 

 

Invited Lectures:

Teaching Piers Plowman to a Multicultural Population. Huntington Library Library Brown Bag Talk. September 12, 2016.

Piers Plowman and History. CSULA Department of History Colloquium, September, 2012.

Zhejiang University, September 17, 2012: The Moral, Spiritual, and Religious Doctrines of Geoffrey Chaucer, the Premier Poet of the English Middle Ages.

Hangzhou Normal, University September 19, 2012.. Character, Ethics, and Society in Chaucer: The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales.

"Editing Piers Plowman and Teaching the Medieval Past" Studies in/of Narrative: Four Critical Essays on Social Facsimiles and Fractured Images of Everyday Life. CSULA Arts and Letters “Powerful Visions” series, Feb 8. 2008 Huntington Library.

"Reading Hm128, a 15th-century Piers Plowman manuscript in the Huntington Library, as a medieval anthology." Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Inaugural Graduate Conference November 15, 2008.

Teaching Piers Plowman to a 21st-Century Student Body. Loyola Marymount University, October 15, 2007"

Contemporary Masculinity Studies and Alliterative Wombs. University of California at Riverside, Mellon Lecture Series, October 8, 2007.

Presentations on English poetry and poetics to students in the “Three Summer Masters of Music Program in Choral Conducting,” 2002, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008.

“Editing the Piers Plowman Manuscripts at the Huntington Library.    Brown Bag Lecture Series, Huntington Library, September 2005"

“The Perfect Marriage: Text and Music in the Madrigal.” Western Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association. Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, February 27, 2004"

The Perfect Marriage: Text and Music in the Madrigal” CSULA Faculty Colloquium, February 2003.