Conference Papers

“Qualities and Quantities: The Year’s Work in Comics Scholarship 2013”

Canadian Society for the Study of Comics 2015; Toronto, Ontario


“Post-Imperial Pulp: Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier.”

Canadian Society for the Study of Comics 2014; Toronto, Ontario


“Still Images and Moving Pictures: Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference 2013; Dartmouth College


“Show and Tell II: Collected Notes for a Methodology of Metacomics”

Interdisciplinary Methodology: The Case of Comics Studies 2011; University of Berne, 
Invited Speaker


“Reading Pictures, Viewing Words: How Comics Mean”

Crossing Boundaries I: Literature, Art, and Culture 2010; 
University of Alberta, Department of English and Film Studies


“The Historiographic Superhero: Ellis and Cassaday’s Planetary

The 30th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts 2009, 
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts


“Theories of Sequence: Narrative Construction in Comics”

Continuities and Innovations: Popular Print Culture 2008; 
University of Alberta, Department of English and Film Studies


“Comics and Close ‘Reading’”

Coordinates of Comparison: Extraordinary Interpretations 2008; 
University of Alberta, Comparative Literature Program


“Show and Tell: Notes Towards a Theory of Metacomics”

International Comics Arts Festival 2007; 
John A. Lent Award winner, Plenary Speaker


“The New Scum in Darrick Robertson and Warren Ellis’ Transmetropolitan

Narratives of Citizenship 2007; UAlberta, Graduate Students of English Collective


“Villainous Soliloquy: Intellectual Discourse in Lex Luthor: Man of Steel

Canadian Association of Culture Studies Conference 2006; University of Alberta


“The Mythic Effect in American Comics”

Comics Arts Conference 2005; ComiCon 2005


“A World with Contradictions: Moore and Gibbons’ Watchmen”

Louisiana State University Annual Mardis Gras Conference 2005; Louisiana State