Talks

19 May 2016. “‘Peoples of the Edge:’ Map Cartoons of Newfoundland, 1948-1949.” Chicago Map Society Meeting. Newberry Library, Chicago.

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20 May 2016. “Islands in the Inset: Representations of the Territory of Hawai’i in Carto-Caricatures (Map Cartoons), 1893-2011.” The Newberry Seminar in American Art and Visual Culture Seminar, Newberry Library, Chicago.

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‘Peoples of the Edge:’ Carto-Caricatures of the Island of Newfoundland and Confederation, 1948-1949.” Colloquium: Lunch Talk, Canadian Studies Program, University of California at Berkeley. Berkeley, California. 11 February 2015.

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Canada-US Border Issues.” Guest lecture for “Introduction to Canadian Studies” at Carleton University. Ottawa, Ontario. March 2014.

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‘To hell and gone:’ Cartoon Maps of Alaska since 1867.” Chicago Map Society Meeting, Newberry Library. Chicago, Illinois. 20 March 2014.

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“‘To hell and gone:’ Carto-Caricatures of Alaska, 1867-1959.” Department of History Brownbag Seminar, University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago, Illinois. March 2014.

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“(Re)naming & (Re)negotiating: Interrogating Historical Processes of Colonialism on the British Columbia Coast.” 22nd Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Biennial Conference. Tampa, Florida. November 2013. (with Kelly Black)

“The hydra, the squid, and the snake: Monstrous Geo-Political Representations of Canadian Confederation & American Unification.” Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Biennial Conference. Tampa, Florida. November 2013. (with Sarah Spear)

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“‘To hell and gone:’ Cartography, Cartoons, and Caricatures of Alaska, 1867-1903.” Newberry Library Symposium: “Pictures from an Expedition: Aesthetics of 19th-century Cartographic Exploration in the Americas.” Newberry Library. Chicago, Illinois. June 20-21, 2013.

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“From “I am gay!” in 1992 to “I’m gay!” in 2010: The Comics Code and Coming Out in Alpha Flight #106 and Veronica #202.” 16th International Comic Arts Forum. Portland, Oregon. May 2013.

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Here Be Dragons.” TEDx Sitka. Sitka, Alaska. July 2012.

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“So That’s What An Angry Canadian Sounds Like!” Comic-Con: Comic Arts Conference. San Diego, California. July 2012.

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“‘I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas:’ White, Male, Heterosexual, Christian, Benevolent Santa Claus as a Banal Symbol of Canadian Nationalism.” Association of American Geographers. New York City. February 2012.

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“Jesters, Tricksters, and Decolonizing Discourses: Indigenous and Canadian Political Cartooning.” 40th Anniversary Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Biennial Conference, Ottawa, Ontario. November 2011.

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“Jesters and Tricksters: The Potential for Decolonizing in Political Cartooning.” Department of History Brownbag Seminar, University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago, Illinois. September 2011.

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“The Obstacle Flight (Motif D672): Thematic Continuity and Cultural Specificity in Indigenous Narratives and Global Folklore.” Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association 32nd Annual Conference, Folklore Panel. San Antonio, Texas. April 2011.

“It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a comprehensive course on North American political cartoons and comic book characters!” Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association 32nd Annual Conference, Teaching: Popular Culture and the Classroom Panel. San Antonio, Texas. April 2011.

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“From Miss Canada (1891) to Wolverine (1974): the Ironic Evolution of Canadian Comics and Canadian Identity.” Comparative Literature Conference, Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. September 2010.

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“The ‘White Queen’ Tradition in Nelvana of the Northern Lights and Wonder Woman.” WonderCon: Comic Arts Conference. Superheroes: Urban and Political Mysteries Panel. San Francisco, California. April 2010.

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“‘You see, girls, there’s nothing to it:’ Wonder Woman and Nelvana of the Northern Lights as Nazi-Fighting Female Superheroes.” Florida Conference of Historians: Comics and Comic Book Culture Panel. Wakulla Springs, Florida. February 2010.

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“The Maple Leaf: Corporate Cooptation of the Great White North.” Steering Committee of the Golden Horseshoe Educational Alliance Crossing Borders 2009 Conference. Saint Catharines, Ontario. March 2009.

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“Canadian Symbols: Public, Private, Political, and Pedagogical Representations of the Great White North.” University of Illinois International Studies Program 2008 Research Conference, The Local in the Global, The Global in the Local: International Studies Revisited. University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago, Illinois. April 2008. Received the Award for Best Graduate Student Presentation.

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“Marketing Canada.” Department of History Brownbag Seminar, University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago, Illinois. February 2008.

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“Canadian Corporate Identity and Identification.” Association for Canadian Studies Conference: New Frontiers in Our History. Edmonton, Alberta. October 2005.

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“Tim Hortons: Canadian Cultural Icon or Sell-Out?” Steering Committee of the Golden Horseshoe Educational Alliance Crossing Borders 2005 Conference. Plattsburgh, New York. April 2005.

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