Presentations and Conferences

  • Seventeenth University of Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, 1964.
    “The Father-Son Relationship in Chrétien’s Charrette”
  • Old English Section, Modern Language Association of America, 1967.
    “The Structuring Images of ‘The Wanderer'”
  • The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 1968.
    “The Tryst in Chrétien’s Charrette: Lancelot as ‘Bird-Lover”
  • Old English Section, Modern Language Association of America, 1969.
    “A New Way to Read Old Poems”
  • The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 1970.
    “A New Way to Read Old Poems”
  • Twenty-Third University of Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, 1970.
    “Exemplum and Refrain: The Meaning of Deor”
  • National Meeting of the College English Association, 1970.
    “The Ph.D. in English: Who’s in Charge?”
  • Medieval French Section, NEMLA, Toronto, 1971.
    “Proper Behavior in Chrétien’s Charrette”
  • The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 1971.
    “Exemplum and Refrain: The Meaning of Deor”
  • Comparative Literature: Arthurian Romance Section, Modern Language Association of America, 1972.
    “Proper Behavior in Chrétien’s Charrette: The Host-Guest Relationship”
  • The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 1972.
    “The Homily in ‘The Seafarer'”
  • Early Twentieth-Century British Literature: James Joyce Section, NEMLA, Burlington,1973
    “The Structure of ‘Araby'”
  • The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 1973.
    “The Slyer Boye”
  • The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 1974
    “The Physician’s Tale”
  • Old and Middle English Section, NEMLA, Boston, 1975.
    “Art in the Opening of Deor”
  • The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 1975
    “The Context of Erec’s Character”
  • Second Ohio Conference on Medieval Studies, 1975
    “Governance in the Physician’s Tale”
  • Seminar: Medieval Tradition in Modern Literature, Modern Language Association of America, 1975.
    “Medieval Romance and Lady Chatterley’s Lover”
  • Seminar: New Directions in Beowulf Studies, Modern Language Association of America, 1975.
    “The Direction that Beowulf Scholarship Should Take”
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The University of Haifa, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Tel Aviv University, 1977.
    “Medieval Romance and Lady Chatterley’s Lover”
  • Chaucer Section, Modern Language Association of America, 1977.
    “Other Voices in the Canterbury Tales”
  • le XIVe congres de la Federation Internationale des Langues et Litteratures Modernes, 1978.
    “Other Voices in the Canterbury Tales”
  • University Teachers of English Conference, Jerusalem, 1981.
    “The Structure of ‘Araby'”
  • Mythos Conference, Cambridge University, 1980
    “The Structure of ‘Araby'”
  • Thirteenth International Arthurian Society Conference, Glasgow, 1981
    “Constraint and Motivation in Malory’s ‘Lancelot and Elaine'”
  • The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 1982
    “Constraint and Motivation in Malory’s ‘Lancelot and Elaine'”
  • Medieval Conference in Honor of Florence H. Ridley, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be’ersheva, 1982.
    “Art in the Opening of Deor”
  • The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 1983.
    “Art in the Opening of Deor”
  • Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, 1983.
    “Courtly Love in the Canterbury Tales”
  • Conference in Honor of Gareth Dunleavy, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, 1986 (Commissioned Address)
    “The Grotesque Rose: Medieval Romance and The Great Gatsby” [This paper was subsequently read by invitation at the University of Rhode Island, the University of Akron, Oberlin College, Clemson University, Tel Aviv University, and Haifa University in 1986-87; the University of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1988; and the National University of Singapore and the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association XXV (AULLA) Congress in Sydney, 1989].
  • The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 1987.
    “The Unity of Fragment IV: The Clerk’s Tale and the Merchant’s Tale”
  • Department of English Colloquium, National University of Singapore, 1989.
    “The Architectonics of the Canterbury Tales: The Evidence of Fragment IV  (The Clerk’s Tale and the Merchant’s Tale)”
  • Utopia: Imagination and Reality, Haifa University, 1990
    “The Dark Side of Camelot: Utopian Theory and Medieval Practice in Malory’s Morte    Darthur”
  • International Congress on the Fifteenth-Century, Perpignan, France, 1990
  • “The Dark Side of Camelot: Utopian Theory and Medieval Practice in Malory’s Morte Darthur” [This paper was subsequently read by invitation at Clemson University in 1992, and it was requisitioned for the Plenary Session of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1996.]
  • XVIIth Congress of the International Arthurian Society, Bonn, Germany, 1993.
    “The Feminization of Knights in Malory’s ‘Alexander the Orphan.'”
  • The New Chaucer Society, Dublin, Ireland, 1994
    “The Structural Coherence of Fragment VII”
  • Sexual Identities in the Middle Ages–Cultural History: Research and Perspectives, Tel Aviv University, 1994.
    “‘Polymorphous Sexualities’ in Chrétien de Troyes and Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur.” [This paper was subsequently read by invitation at the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Tempe, Arizona, 1996 and at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, 1996.  A shortened version was read at the conference on Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire at Kent State University, Salem, Ohio, 1996.  It was one of the J.A.W. Bennett Memorial Lectures delivered in Perugia, Italy, in April, 1998, and published in The Body and the Soul in Medieval Literature.  Eds. Piero Boitani and Anna Torti.  Cambridge: Brewer (1999): 63-78.]
  • International Conference on the Fifteenth Century, Kaprun, Austria, 1995
    “Malory’s Lancelot: Hero and Anti-Hero” [This paper was also read by invitation at the Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 1996.]
  • The New Chaucer Society, Los Angeles, California, 1996
    “Chaucer in Israel”
  • The New Chaucer Society, London, England, ‏2000
    Seminar on “Chaucer and Aesthetics”
  • Courtly Literature Society.  MLA, Washington DC, 2000
    “Family Relations in Chrétien de Troyes”
  • International Conference on European Literature and Literary History.  Beijing University, Republic of China, 2001
    “The Idea of Family in Chrétien de Troyes and Sir Thomas Malory”
  • Eighth Citadel Conference.  Charleston, S.C., 2002
    “‘Jewes Werk’ in ‘Sir Thopas”
  • XIV International SELIM Conference (Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature).  Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2002
    “The Idea of Family in Chrétien de Troyes and Sir Thomas Malory”
  • International Shakespeare Conference of Eastern India.  Calcutta, 2002
    “The Economics of Suffering in the Sonnets to the Dark Lady”
  • Israel Medieval and Renaissance Association.  Haifa, 2003
    “The Economics of Suffering in the Sonnets to the Dark Lady”
  • International Medieval Conference, Institute for Medieval Studies, Leeds, 2004
    “The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale:   A Live Dramatic Reading Performance.”  The  Chaucer Studio
  • International Association of University Professors of English.  Vancouver, 2004
    “The Economics of Suffering in the Sonnets to the Dark Lady”
  • International Conference on the Fabliaux and Chaucer, Haifa University, January, 2005.
    “The Mechanics of Fabliau Comedy in Chaucer’s ‘Miller’s Tale’”
  • The New Chaucer Society, New York, NY, July, 2006
    “Destabilizing Fabliau in ‘The Miller’s Tale’”
  • The Vardi Prize Lecture, Tel Aviv University, April, 2007
    “The Economics of Suffering in Shakespeare’s Sonnets to the Dark Lady”
  • International Association of University Professors of English.  Lund, Sweden, 2007
    “Destabilizing Fabliau Immorality in ‘The Miller’s Tale’
  • The New Chaucer Society, Siena, 2010
    “Conflict Resolution in the ‘Wife of Bath’s Prologue’ and ‘Tale’” [This paper was also read at the International Association of University Professors of English. Valetta, Malta, 2010, and at the International Arthurian Society meeting in Bristol, 2011.]
  • Second International John Gower Society Congress, Valladolid, Spain, 2011
    “Conlict Resolution in Chaucer’s ‘Wife of Bath’ and Gower’s ‘Florent.’” [This paper was also read at the Medieval Symposium preceding the International Association of University Professors of English.  Beijing, 2013.]
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