Shakespeare in Québec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. 296 pp.

Articles and Essays

"Othello in Québec: André Forcier's Une histoire inventée." Shakespeare on Screen: Othello. Eds. Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2015.

"'Get a Look at Your Wife's Beautiful Cones': Lady Macbeth's Stone Butch Blues and Rural Second-Wave Feminism in Scotland, PA." Shakespeare on Screen: Macbeth. Eds. Sarah Hatchuel, Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin, and Victoria Bladen. Rouen: Publications des universités de Rouen et du Havre, forthcoming.

"Diana's Band: Safe Spaces, Publics, and Early Modern Lesbianism." Queer Renaissance Historiography: Backward Gaze. Eds. Vin Nardizzi, Stephen Guy-Bray, and Will Stockton. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009. 85-110.

"Nationalizing the Bard: Québécois Adaptations of Shakespeare since the Quiet Revolution." Native Shakespeares: Indigenous Appropriations on a Global Stage. Eds. Craig Dionne and Parmita Kapadia. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. 105-122.

"Cross-Dressing, Drag, and Passing: Slippages in Shakespearean Comedy." Shakespeare Re-Dressed: Cross-Gender Casting in Contemporary Performance. Ed. James C. Bulman. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2008. 23-56.

"Nationalizing Shakespeare in Québec: Theorizing Post-/Neo-/Colonial Adaptation". Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 3.1 (Spring 2007): 23 pp.

"Daughters of the Carnivalized Nation in Jean-Pierre Ronfard's Shakespearean Adaptations Lear and Vie et mort du Roi Boiteux." Theatre Research in Canada / Recherches théâtrales au Canada 27.1 (Spring 2006): 10-39. Winner of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research's Richard Plant Award for best essay in English published in 2007.

Anthology Entries

"Macbeth (1978)." Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project. Ed. Daniel Fischlin. 2007. 6 pp.

"Hamlet-le-Malécite (2004)." Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project. Ed. Daniel Fischlin. 2005. 10 pp.


Bourassa, André G. "Personnage: History, Philology, Performance." Shakespeare and Character: Theory, History, Performance and Theatrical Persons. Eds. Paul Yachnin and Jessica Slights. New York: Palgrave, 2009.

Digital Humanities

Shakespeare au/in Québec - Bilingual, critical anthology (in progress)

Shakespeare on Screen in Francophonia. Contributor and Editorial Board member.

Making Publics: Media, Markets, and Association in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700. Project webmaster, 2005-2008. (Partial archive of 2005-2008 site here; Post-2010 site here)


"The Shakespeare's Mine: Adapting Shakespeare in Anglophone Canada, ed. Ric Knowles and A Certain William: Adapting Shakespeare in Francophone Canada, ed. Leanore Lieblein." 8.2 (January 2011): 36-38.

Selected Papers Presented

Seminar papers at the British Shakespeare Association (2005, 2007), International Shakespeare Association (2006, 2011), and Shakespeare Association of America (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) conferences.

"Shakespeare au/in Québec: Building a Cross-Referenced Bilingual Online Anthology with the Drupal Content Management System." Oxford Conference for the Book panel on "Texts and Technologies". University of Mississippi. (March 2011)

"Nationalism, Feminism, and the Politics of Recognition in Normand Chaurette's The Queens." Shakespeare Association of America panel on "Feminism and Shakespearean Adaptation". Chicago. (April 2010)

"Henry V, Henry. Octobre. 1970., and the War Measures Act as National Rape." Wartime Shakespeare in a Global Context. University of Ottawa. (September 2009)

"National Nothings in Normand Chaurette's Les Reines." Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) at Congress. Carleton University. (May 2009)

"Shakespeare and Shagging: Monogamous Queer Conference Sex." Modern Language Association of America (MLA) panel on "Conference Sex". San Francisco. (December 2008) Reviewed by Inside Higher Ed, The Huffington Post, and The National Post.

"Ocular Excesses: Erotic Gazes and Looking Relations in The Two Noble Kinsmen." International Shakespeare Conference (ISC) seminar on "Ocular Encounters in Shakespeare's Late Plays." Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. (August 2008)

"Diana's Band: An Early Modern Public?" Making Publics colloquium. McGill University. (January 2006)

"Authors as Characters." with Joyce Boro. Shakespeare and Performance Research Team colloquium. McGill University. (December 2005)

"Nationalizing the Bard: Québécois Adaptations of Shakespeare since the Quiet Revolution." Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) at Congress. University of Western Ontario. (May 2005)

"William S: Writing Back to Shakespearean Representations of Gender." North East Conference on British Studies (NECBS). McGill University. (October 2004)

"Shakesqueer Separatism: Gendered Nations and Imagined Communities." Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association (CLGSA) at Congress. University of Winnipeg. (May 2004)

"'To be or not to be free': Nationalist Discourses in Michel Garneau's Tradaptations of Shakespeare." Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (CACLALS) at Congress. University of Toronto. (May 2002)

"Fire: Women Burning Binaries in India." CACLALS at Congress. Université Laval. (May 2001)

"Keeping Fire in the Closet: Crying Orientalism to Extinguish Diasporic Voices." CACLALS at Congress. Université Laval. (May 2001)


Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)

British Shakespeare Association (BSA)

Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR)

International Shakespeare Association (ISA)

International Shakespeare Conference (ISC; by invitation only)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Shakespeare Association of America (SAA)