Hurly Burly

Cover story about Cadence Machry, founder of the Hamilton Burlesque Society, and GTHA burlesque history. Feature written for the Winter issue of Hamilton Magazine. Thanks to Cadence Machry, the Archives of Ontario, Tanya Cheex, Samantha Craggs, Genie Emerald, Amanda Gaul, HPL Local History & Archives, Loretta Jean, Liz Mac and Final Girl Press, the Office…

Feasts for the Eyes: Visuality and Desire in the Ulster Cycle

Essay on gender and visuality in three sagas of the Ulster cycle. First presented at Kalamazoo, May 2006. Published in Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland, ed. Sarah Sheehan and Ann Dooley (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Illustration: Bob Pepper cover art for Evangeline Walton’s Island of the Mighty.

Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland

A ground-breaking collection of nine original essays for Palgrave’s New Middle Ages series, co-edited with Ann Dooley (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). From the jacket: “This book is a groundbreaking re-reading of gender construction in Medieval Ireland. Despite Ireland’s unique early literature, there has been little produced on this topic, and it is a joy to find…

Fer Diad De-Flowered: Homoerotics and Masculinity in Comrac Fir Diad

Short essay on heroic violence and homoeroticism in the Fer Diad episode of the early Irish Táin Bó Cúailnge. Published in Ulidia 2: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, National University of Ireland Maynooth, 24–27 June 2005, ed. Ruairí Ó hUiginn and Brian Ó Catháin (An Sagart, 2009). Image:…

Giants, Boar-Hunts, and Barbering: Masculinity in Culhwch ac Olwen

Essay on the early Welsh Arthurian tale, Culhwch and Olwen. First presented in David N. Klausner’s Middle Welsh seminar at the Centre for Medieval Studies, 2004. Published in Arthuriana, the journal of the North American branch of the International Arthurian Society (2005). Image: adapted, © The Trustees of the British Museum (link) Arthuriana | JSTOR…