Selected Articles and Chapters

“Thirteen Ways of Looking at Nothing,” in Too Much Light is Blinding (Vancouver: Information Office), forthcoming.

"Reckoning with Wreckage in the Work of Nancy Tam." Forthcoming in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, 2023.

With Ellen Waterman, "Introduction: The Performative Force of Practice-Based Research," Performance Matters 9.1-2 (2023): 1-10.

“Dance in Vancouver Three Ways,” in Recent Dance from British Columbia (Vancouver: The Dance Centre, 2022).

“’A city’s social history is also its dance history’: Peter Dickinson in Conversation with Emma Metcalfe Hurst,” Coming Out of Chaos: A Vancouver Dance Story. Interview published November 2021.

"'Dancing Alone Together,'" in "Notes from the Field: Remembering Times of Crisis," Theatre Survey 62.3 (2021): 347-51.

"Archival Gestures, or, The Afterlives of Performance in the Work of Helen Goodwin, Justine A. Chambers, and Evann Siebens," Beginning with the Seventies, ed. Lorna Brown (Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery/Information Office, 2020), 135-139.

"The Films of Simone Rapisarda Casanova," Anthropologica 61.2 (2019): 345-349.

"Narrative Pivots: On the Matter of Text and Movement in Crystal Pite's Dance-Theatre," in Narrative in Performance, eds. Barbara Sellers-Young and Jade McCutcheon (London: Palgrave, 2019), 241-282.

“The Curatorial Chronotope,” in Curating Live Arts: Global Perspectives, eds. Dena Davida, Jane Gabriels, Véronique Hudon and Marc Provonost (Berghan Books, 2019), 71-77.

“’Still (Mighty) Real’”: HIV/AIDS, Queer Public Memories, and the Intergenerational Drag Hail,” in Viral Dramaturgies: HIV and AIDS in Performance in theTwenty-First Century, eds. Alyson Campbell and Dirk Gindt (London: Palgrave, 2018), 113-131.

With CE Gatchalian, Kathleen Oliver, and Dalbir Singh, "Putting the Qs in Q2Q," in Q2Q: Queer Canadian Theatre and Performance, New Essays in Canadian Theatre, Volume 8, eds. Peter Dickinson, CE Gatchalian, Kathleen Oliver, and Dalbir Singh (Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2018), 1-18.

With CE Gatchalian, Kathleen Oliver, and Dalbir Singh, "Introduction: Queer Works/Working Queer," in Q2Q: Queer Canadian Performance Texts, eds. Peter Dickinson, CE Gatchalian, Kathleen Oliver, and Dalbir Singh (Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2018), v-xii.

"A Living Archive of Queer Performance, Practice and Politics: The Q2Q Conference," Canadian Theatre Review 171 (Summer 2017): 129-30.

“Choreographies of Place: Dancing the Vancouver Sublime from Dusk to Dawn,” in Performance Studies in Canada, eds. Laura Levin and Marlis Schweitzer (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017), 90-114.

With Hervé Guay, Laura Levin, Alvina Ruprecht and Alexandre Cadieux, “Theatre Criticism in Canada: A Roundtable,” Canadian Theatre Review 168 (Fall 2016): 54-62.

“Vancouverism and its Cultural Amenities: The View from Here,” Canadian Theatre Review 167 (Summer 2016): 40-47.
With Kirsty Johnston and Keren Zaiontz, "Introduction: Mega-Event Cities: Art/Audiences/Aftermaths," PUBLIC 53 (Spring 2016): 4-10.

With Kirsty Johnston and Keren Zaiontz, "Vancouver after 2010: An Introduction,"
Canadian Theatre Review 164 (2015): 5-9.
"Forward with The Road Forward: A Conversation with Marie Clements," Canadian Theatre Review 164 (2015): 36-43.
“Elephants in the Room: An Introduction to Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s Salome’s Clothes,” in Performing Back: Postcolonial Theatre, New Canadian Drama Series, ed. Dalbir Singh (Playwrights Canada Press, 2015), 71-75.

“Showing Support: Some Reflections on Vancouver’s Dance Economies,”
Canadian Theatre Review 162 (2015): 10-15.
Cédric Andrieux: With Bel, Benjamin, and Brecht in Vancouver,” TDR: The Drama Review 58.3 (T223) (2014): 162-169.
“PuShing Performance Brands in Vancouver,” Theatre Research in Canada 35.2 (2014): 130-150.
“Textual Matters: Making Narrative and Kinesthetic Sense of Crystal Pite’s Dance-Theatre,” Dance Research Journal 46.1 (2014): 61-83.
“Murdered and Missing Women: Performing Indigenous Cultural Memory in British Columbia and Beyond,” Theatre Survey 55.2 (2014): 202-232.
With Anne Higgins, Paul St. Pierre, Diana Solomon, and Sean Zwagerman, “Introduction: Dorothy Parker’s Headache,” in Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice, eds. Peter Dickinson, Anne Higgins, Paul St. Pierre, Diana Solomon, and Sean Zwagerman (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014), xvii-xxxvii.

“Try This at Home,” in
Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice, eds. Peter Dickinson, Anne Higgins, Paul St. Pierre, Diana Solomon, and Sean Zwagerman (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014), 219-26.

“Counting Time in
The Law of Enclosures,” in The Perils of Pedagogy: The Works of John Greyson, eds. Brenda Longfellow, Thomas Waugh, and Scott MacKenzie (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013), 450-61.

“Reading Canadian Film Credits: Adapting Institutions, Systems, and Affects,” in Double Takes: Intersections Between Canadian Literature and Film, ed. David Jarraway (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2013), 113-37.
“Bill Richardson,” in Canadian Literary Humorists, ed. Paul Matthew St. Pierre (Detroit: Gale, 2011), 214-21.

"Love is a Battlefield: The Performance and Politics of Same-Sex Marriage in North America,"
Text and Performance Quarterly 28.3 (2008): 277-97.
"Riding in Cars with Boys: Reconsidering Smooth Talk," Literature/Film Quarterly 36.3 (2008): 202-214.
"Being at home with Roy Dupuis and Pascale Bussières, or, Star-Gazing In and Out of Québec," CinéAction 73/74 (2008): 38-43.
"Double Take: Adaptation, Remediation, and Doubleness in the Films of Robert Lepage," in Great Canadian Film Directors, ed. George Melnyk (Edmonton: U of Alberta Press, 2007), 175-96.

"Subtitling CanLit: Keywords," in
Trans.Can.Lit: Resituating the Study of Canadian Literature, eds. Smaro Kamboureli and Roy Miki (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2007), 45-54.

"Ghosts In and Out of the Machine: Lesbian Citationality and Narrative Cinema," in
Lesbian Voices: Theory, Literature, Cinema, ed. Subhash Chandra (New Delhi: Allied Publishers Ltd., 2006), 274-295.

"Going West: Queer Theatre in BC," in
Theatre in British Columbia, ed. Ginny Ratsoy (Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2006), 203-217.

"Travels with Tony Kushner and David Beckham, 2002-2004,"
Theatre Journal 57.3 (2005): 429-450.
"Oscar Wilde: Reading the Life after the Life," Biography 28.3 (2005): 414-432.
"Space, Time, Auteur-ity, and the Queer Male Body: The Film Adaptations of Robert Lepage," Screen 46.2 (2005): 133-153. Reprinted in Queer Screen: The Screen Reader, eds. Jackie Stacey and Sarah Street (London: Routledge, 2007), 183-207.
"Cities and Classrooms, Bodies and Texts: Notes Towards a Resident Reading (and Teaching) of Vancouver Writing," in Downtown Canada: Writing Canadian Cities, eds. Justin Edwards and Douglas Ivison (U of Toronto P, 2005), 78-103.

"Brothers' Keepers, or, The Performance of Mourning: Queer Rituals of Remembrance,"
torquere 6 (2004): 12-46. Reprinted in Queer Theatre in Canada, ed. Rosalind Kerr (Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2007), 134-59.
"Duets, Duologues, and Black Diasporic Theatre: Djanet Sears, William Shakespeare, and Others," Modern Drama 45.2 (Summer 2002 [published 2003]): 188-208.Reprinted in Canadian Shakespeare, ed. Susan Knutson (Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2010); and Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare, an on-line scholarly database produced by the University of Guelph (
"Critically Queenie: The Lessons of Fortune and Men's Eyes," Canadian Journal of Film Studies 11.2 (2002): 19-43.
“Introduction: Reading Movies,” Literatures, Cinemas, Cultures. Ed. Peter Dickinson. Spec. issue of Essays on Canadian Writing 76 (2002): 1-45.

“Derek McCormack: In Context and Out,” Essays on Canadian Writing 73 (2001): 51-71.
“Canada: Gay Male Literature,” in Reader’s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Writing, ed. Timothy Murphy (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000), 111-112.

“’Running Wilde’: National Ambivalence and Sexual Dissidence in Timothy Findley’s Not Wanted on the Voyage,” Essays on Canadian Writing 64 (1998): 125-46.

“Gay literature 1: Fiction and non-fiction” and “Gay literature 2: Drama,” in Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, 2nd edition, gen. eds. Eugene Benson and William Toye (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1997), 449-52.

With Richard Cavell, “Bucke, Whitman, and the Cross-Border Homosocial,” Special joint issue of the American Review of Canadian Studies 26.3 and the Canadian Review of American Studies 26.3 (1996): 424-448. Winner of the 1995 Northeast Modern Language Association Essay Prize in Lesbian and Gay Studies.

“’Go-go dancing on the brink of the apocalypse’: Representing AIDS: An Essay in
Seven Epigraphs,” in Postmodern Apocalypse: Theory and Cultural Practice at the End, ed. Richard Dellamora (Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1995), 219-240.

“’Orality in Literacy’: Listening to Indigenous Writing,” Canadian Journal of Native Studies 14.2 (1994): 319-40.