February 2007 - Participant in American Council on Education Workshop for Chairs (San Diego, CA).
- Organized meeting of Georgia Poetry Society at Georgia Southern University.
February 2002 - Organized workshop on the teaching of
non-Western literature. Workshop designed for university,
college, and high school instructors who teach World Literature
courses (Savannah, GA).
October 1999 - Chair of panel on writings of Kazuo
Ishiguro at annual meeting of the South Central Modern Language
Association (Memphis, TN).
Sept. 1995 - Co-organizer of "Cinema's Chromatic
Scales: Notes on Music, Conversations on Colour," a panel discussion
to kick off Sudbury Film Festival.
Sept. 1994 - Co-organizer of "Women, Violence, and
the Real World of Cinema," a panel discussion and screening to kick
off the Sudbury Film Festival.
May 1994 - Coordinator of special session "Poetry
Outside the Limits of Philosophical Reason Alone: Individual Cases"
held at the annual meeting of the International Association for
Philosophy and Literature (Edmonton, Alberta).
Dec. 1993 - Coordinator of special session
Either/Or after 150 Years" held at the 1993 meeting of the
Modern Language Association (Toronto).
Sept. 1993 - Co-organizer of "Cinema, Sexuality,
Censorship," a Laurentian University film conference, co-sponsored
by the Sudbury Film Festival.
May 1992 - Coordinator of special session "The Claim
of the Person in Levinas" held at conference titled "Passions,
Persons, Powers" (Berkeley, CA).
Dec. 1989 - Coordinator of special session "Hans Blumenberg's Work in the Eighties: Texts since Work on Myth"
held at annual meeting of the Modern Language Association
Nov. 1989 - Respondent for panel "Modern Fiction as
Cultural Criticism" at annual meeting of the Midwest Modern Language
Association (Minneapolis, MN).
Nov. 1989 - Coordinator of special session "Thinking
through Stanley Cavell" at annual meeting of the Midwest Modern
Language Association (Minneapolis, MN).
2009 - $10,000 research stipend from TWU's Office of Research
and Sponsored Programs for work about a writer of esoterica.
1997 - Modern Language Association's Scaglione Prize
for a Translation of a Literary Work awarded for Gadamer on Celan.
1996 - Awarded $1,062 from Laurentian University
Research Fund for a triad of essays on Charles Bernstein, Peter
Goodrich, and Glenn Gould.
1995 - Awarded $10,000 from Laurentian University
Fundraising Committee for publication of Arachne
1994 - Performance Award from Dean's office
1994 - Awarded $2,600 from Laurentian University
1993 - Awarded Merit Increment
1993 - Awarded $2,100 seed grant from Laurentian
1992 - Awarded NEH Summer Seminar grant to
participate in seminar titled "Law and Religion in the Bible" held
at Cornell University.
1992 - (with David Darby) $2,560 award from SSHRCC
Small Universities Program for the second year of The Language and
1992 - $600 award from Laurentian University Research
Fund to continue work on connection between religion and literature.
1991 - $800 award from Laurentian University Research
Fund for work on producing introduction to translation of Gadamer's
book on Paul Celan's poetry.
1991 - (with David Darby) $950 award from SSHRCC
Small Universities Program for organizing a series of
interdisciplinary faculty talks (with guest speakers) in the
Language and Literature Seminar.