“Marionette Shakespeare: A Modern Perspective,” ACLA Annual Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge, March 2016.

“Gothic Macbeth: The Avant-Garde Return of the Elizabethan Repressed,” Shakespeare in the World – Shakespeare in Romania, International Symposium, Bucharest, April 2016

“Artaud Redux: Andrei Serban’s Double-Bill of Arden/Ubu at La MaMa,” International Shakespeare Festival, Craiova, Romania, April 2016.



“The Elizabethan Avant-Garde,” European Shakespeare Research Association Congress, Worcester (UK), June 2015.
“Literary Ancestries: Retheorizing the Avant-Garde,” ACLX Conference, University of SC, Columbia, Feb 5-8, 2015.
“Shakespeare on the Avant-Garde Stage: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (London/Paris),” International Shakespeare Festival, Craiova, Romania, May 2014. (with Rick St. Peter)
“Shakespeare and Avant-Garde Theatricality,” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Conference, St. Louis, April 2014.
“Avant-Garde Shakespeares,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, Brown University, Providence, March 2012.
“Shakespeare in Post-Communist Romania,” World Shakespeare Congress, Prague, July 2011.
“The Specters of History in Shakespeare and Jarry,” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Conference, Chicago, April 2010.
“The Anatomy of Cruelty: Titus Andronicus in Post-Communist Romania,” The American Society for Theater Research Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2009.
“Theater Against the Grain: Shakespeare and Jarry on the Romanian Stage,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, March 2009.
“’Reveal then what is yet unseen’: The Semiotics of Sacrificial Violence in Edward Ravenscroft’s Titus Andronicus,” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Conference, Dallas, March 2008.
“Sitting i’th’ mid’st: Semiotics and Textuality in Macbeth,” The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, Stratford upon Avon, June 2007.
“Back to the Balkans: Re-Imagining Alterity through the Gaze of post-1989 Balkan Cinema”, with Gabriela Stoicea, MLA Convention, Philadelphia, December 2006.
“Performing Venice: The Spectacle of Cruelty and the Semiotics of Deceit in The Revenger’s Tragedy,” Summer Institute in the Humanities, Venice International School, Venice, June 2006.
“Hunting the Animal ‘Other’ in Euripides and Shakespeare,” ACLA Conference, Princeton University, Princeton, March 2006.
“Topographical Reconfigurations: The Politics of Space in Kafka’s The Trial,” MLA Convention, Washington, December 2005.
“Performing/Hunting Animals: Violence, Ritual, and Play in Hamlet and Titus Andronicus,” Early Modern Studies Colloquium, Yale University, December 1st, 2005.
“Eating the Flesh that She Herself Hath Bred”: The Cannibalistic Banquet and the Abject Body in Elizabethan and Jacobean Revenge Tragedies,” MMLA Conference, Milwaukee, November 2005.
“’This Thing of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine’: Visual/Textual Alchemy and the Reinvention of Artistic Aura in Peter Greenaway’s Prospero’s Books,” MMLA Conference, St Louis University, St Louis, November 2004.
“Raping/Reading the Body: Politics and Rituals of Representational Violence in King Lear, Titus Andronicus, and The Spanish Tragedy,” ACLA Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 2004.
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“’Bring in the Bodies’: Violence and Alchemy in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus and Tourneur’s The Atheist’s Tragedy,” “Body-Politic, Language, and Nation-Space,” Purdue University, West Lafayette, March 2004.