Michael Keefer: Writings 1980-2017

Items are listed for each year in the following sequence: books, chapters in books, refereed articles, reviews, unrefereed articles, journalism. Articles published for the first time on my website are listed under the year in which they were written. Public lectures or interviews published on my website are listed in a similar manner; the occasion and date of their first presentation are indicated.

Secondary entries in reduced font size identify orally delivered texts which are not provided on my website either in video or transcript form. Conference presentations are followed in descending order by invited lectures, panel presentations, and interviews. (Some of these papers were subsequently published in scholarly journals or as book chapters and are listed accordingly.)  


‘This Fatal Mirror’: Marlowe’s ‘Doctor Faustus’, the Legend and the Context. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1980. University Microfilms order no. 8137448. Thesis (Ph.D.)—University of Sussex, 1980. AMICUS (Canadian National Catalogue) No. 4609190. Numbers: Canadiana: 840229550. Classification: Dewey: 820 19.

“Magic Circle and Celestial Macrocosm: The Structure of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.”  (Previously unpublished.) 


“Formal Closure and Catharsis in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus.” Revue de l'Université Sainte-Anne (1981): 12-15.


“Le Dieu de Calvin et le langage du destin et de la fortune dans la tragédie de la Renaissance française.” Revue de l'Université Sainte-Anne (1982): 8-18.

“Frye's Bible and Postlapsarian Syntax.”  (Previously unpublished.)

“Faustus and Helen: Poetry and Spiritual Fornication.” Séminaires de travaux-en-cours, Université Sainte-Anne, 22 September 1982. 


“Verbal Magic and the Problem of the A and B Texts of Doctor Faustus.” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 82.3 (July 1983): 324-346.  (Available online at JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27709192, http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/27709192?sid=21105563953811&uid=4&uid=3737720&uid=2&uid=3739448, and at CNRS: CAT.INIST, http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=12220323.) 

“‘The Order of Discovery’: Descartes, Faustus, and the Place of Literature in the Teaching of Philosophy.” 14th Atlantic Philosophical Association Conference, Université Sainte-Anne, 4-6 November 1983.


“Gorgias Redivivus: Sophistic Rhetoric and Propaganda.” 15th Atlantic Philosophical Association Conference, Acadia University, 26-28 October 1984.  (Previously unpublished.)

“For and Against the Moon: Responses to Deconstruction.” Symposium on Post-Structuralism, University of Ottawa, 10-13 May 1984. 

“Deconstruction and the Gnostics.” Association of Canadian University Teachers of English Conference, University of Guelph, 2-5 June 1984. [Revised version published in 1985 in University of Toronto Quarterly.]

“Cornelius Agrippa and the Confounding of Opposites.” Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies Conference, University of Guelph, 2-5 June 1984. Revised version read at the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Conference, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, 19-20 April 1985. [Full revised text published in 1988 in Renaissance Quarterly.]

“History and the Canon: The Case of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus.” Atlantic University Teachers of English Conference, Mount Saint Vincent University, 19-20 October 1984. [Revised version published in 1987 in University of Toronto Quarterly.]  


“Deconstruction and the Gnostics.” University of Toronto Quarterly 55.1 (1985): 74-93.  (Available online at http://www.utpjournals.metapress.com/content/b361p4117148r724/, and at CNRS: CAT.INIST, http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=12112574.)

“Renaissance Philosophy: Lost Origins.” Invited paper, Phoenix Society (Department of Philosophy), Mount Allison University, 15 February 1985.  Revised version read at the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies Conference, Université de Montréal, 2-5 June 1985.  (Previously unpublished.)

“Misleading antilogiké: A Response to James Murray’s ‘Disputation, Deception and Dialectic (Phaedrus 261-266)’.” 16th Atlantic Philosophical Association Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, 3-5 October 1985.  (Previously unpublished.)

“Nicholas of Cusa and the Question of Origins in Renaissance Philosophy.” 16th Atlantic Philosophical Association Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, 3-5 October 1985. 


“Misreading Faustus Misreading: The Question of Context.” The Dalhousie Review 65.4 (Winter 1985-86): 511-533.  (Available online at CNRS: CAT.INIST, http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=11779508.) 

Review of The Works of Thomas Vaughan, ed. Alan Rudrum.  English Studies in Canada 12.1 (1986): 108-114. 

Review of Lyric Poetry: Beyond New Criticism, ed. Chaviva Hosek and Patricia Parker.  University of Toronto Quarterly 56.1 (1986): 127-129. 

“Aspects of Shakespeare’s King Lear.” Séminaires de travaux-en-cours, Université Sainte-Anne, 20 March 1986.

“Accommodation and Synecdoche: Calvin’s God in King Lear.” Association of Canadian University Teachers of English Conference, University of Manitoba, 28-31 May 1986. [Revised version published in 1988 in Shakespeare Studies.]


Editor, Literature and Politics/Literary Politics. Special double issue of The Dalhousie Review 66.1-2 (Spring-Summer 1986): 1-227. “Introduction,” pp. 5-13. [Published in the spring of 1987.]   (“Introduction” available online at http://www.ojs.library.dal.ca/dalhousiereview/article/viewFile/dr6612keefer/2493.)

“History and the Canon: The Case of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus.” University of Toronto Quarterly 56.4 (Summer 1987): 498-522.  (Available online at CNRS: CAT.INIST, http://www.cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=11779506.)

Review of Shakespeare and the Question of Theory, ed. Patricia Parker and Geoffrey Hartman. University of Toronto Quarterly 57.1 (1987): 109-111. 

Review of Christopher Marlowe, Dr Faustus: The A-Text, ed. David Ormerod and Christopher Wortham. Journal of English and Germanic Philology 86.3 (1987): 402-404.  

“Right Eye and Left Heel: The Ideological Contexts of the Legend of Faustus.” Conference on CONTEXTS: The Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, University of Manitoba, 13-16 May 1987.  Revised version read to the Renaissance Seminar, University of Sussex, 25 October 1988. [Published in 1989 in Mosaic.] 


“Accommodation and Synecdoche: Calvin’s God in King Lear.” Shakespeare Studies 20 (1988): 147-168.  (Available online at “Morality: Critical Essay by Michael H. Keefer,” Book Rags, http://www.bookrags.com/criticism/morality-crit_13/.)

“Agrippa’s Dilemma: Hermetic ‘Rebirth’ and the Ambivalences of De vanitate and De occulta philosophia.” Renaissance Quarterly 41.4 (Winter 1988): 614-653.  (Available online at JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/pss/2861884; awarded the Renaissance Society of America’s William Nelson Prize for the best article in Renaissance Quarterly.)

“The World Turned Inside Out: Revolutions of the Infinite Sphere from Hermes to Pascal.” Renaissance andReformation / Renaissance et Réforme 24.4 (1988): 303-313.  (Available online at “Full text of ‘Renaissance and Reformation, 1988’,” Internet Archive, http://www.archive.org/stream/renaissancerefor24victuoft/renaissancerefor24victuoftdjvu.txt.)

“The Subject of the Subject in Elizabethan Tragedy.” Association of Canadian University Teachers of English Conference, University of Windsor, 28-31 May 1988. Revised version read at the 5th Triennial Congress of the British Comparative Literature Association, University of Leicester, 3-6 July 1989.   (Previously unpublished.)

Review of Clifford Leech, Christopher Marlowe: Poet for the Stage, ed. Anne Lancashire. University of Toronto Quarterly 58.1 (1988): 108-110.  

“Strong Shapes.” Review of Milton Acorn, I Shout Love and other poems, ed. James Deahl; The Northern Red Oak: Poems for and about Milton Acorn, ed. James Deahl; Henry Beissel, Poems New and Selected; and The Malahat Review 78 (March 1987): Special Issue on George Johnston. Canadian Literature 119 (Winter 1988): 136-138.

“Herring guts in July.” Letter published in The Globe and Mail (23 April 1988): D7.

“Bent Axles of Devotion: Transgression and Legitimation in the Legends of Simon Magus and Faustus.” Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies Conference, University of Windsor, 28-30 May 1988.

“The Dreamer’s Path: Hermetic Rhetoric and Cartesian Rationality.” Conference of the Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Post-Modern Thought, University of Windsor, 29-30 May 1988. 

“The Textual Problem in Doctor Faustus.” 2nd International Marlowe Conference, Oxford, 15-19 August 1988. 

“Ideological Origins of the Legend of Faustus.” Paper read to the Renaissance Seminar, University of Sussex,  25 October 1988.


“Right Eye and Left Heel: Ideological Origins of the Legend of Faustus.” Mosaic 22.2 (Spring 1989): 79-94.  (Available online at CNRS: CAT.INIST, http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=11786710.)

“For and Against the Moon” [on Derrida]. English Studies in Canada 15.3 (September 1989): 305-318. 

“Postmodernism.” Review of Stanley Fogel, The Postmodern University; John Fekete, ed., Life After Postmodernism; and Arthur Kroker and David Cook, The Postmodern Scene. Canadian Literature 120 (Spring 1989): 225-227. 

“Self-Image and Spectacle in Tamburlaine and Doctor Faustus.” XXXII Colloque du Centre d'études supérieures de la Renaissance, Université de Tours, France, 29 June-8 July 1989. [Published in 1993 in the conference proceedings.]

“The Shakespearean Text, or, ‘the text is foolish’.” Visiting Research Fellow’s invited lecture, University of Sussex, 3 May 1989.


“Mars and the Carthaginians (Doctor Faustus, Prologue, line 2).” Cahiers Élizabéthains 38 (October 1990): 62-65. 

“The Minister for Indian Affairs and the Oka Crisis.” Letter to the Hon. Thomas Siddon, Minister for Indian Affairs, and others (24 July 1990).  (Previously unpublished.)

“Editing Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus.” Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies Conference, University of Victoria, 21-23 May 1990.


Editor, Christopher Marlowe's “Doctor Faustus”: a 1604-version edition. Peterborough, Ont., and Lewiston, N.Y.: Broadview Press, 1991.  xcii + 211 pp. Second printing, with revisions, 1993; reprinted 1995, 2002.  (Reviewed in The Dalhousie Review, Marlowe Society of America Book Reviews, Studies in English Literature, English Studies, Review of English Studies, Text: Transactions of the Society for Textual Scholarship, and Bibliothèque d’humanisme et renaissance.) 

“Agrippa.” In The Spenser Encyclopedia, ed. A.C. Hamilton et al. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991. 10-11. 

“Political Correctness.” Canadian Federation for the Humanities Bulletin 14.2 (Summer 1991): 7-8.  

Review of Christina Luckyj, A Winter’s Snake: Dramatic Form in the Tragedies of John Webster. University of Toronto Quarterly 61.1 (Fall 1991): 129-130.

“Gulf War 1991: Canada's Involvement.” Letter to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (26 February 1991).  (Previously unpublished.)

“Ray Conlogue's Apocalyptic Reveries.” Letter to The Globe and Mail (12 June 1991).  (Previously unpublished.)

“Tensions exist but Maclean’s article not acceptable account of developments.” Letter, University Affairs/Affaires Universitaires (August/September 1991): 19.

“‘Impotent Speech’: Transgression and Abjection in Thomas Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller.” Conference on English Renaissance Prose, Purdue University, 11-12 October 1991. Longer version delivered as an invited lecture at the University of Alberta (22 November 1991), at the University of Oviedo, Spain (20 February 1992), and at the University of Victoria (6 March 1992).


“Ellis on Deconstruction: A Second Opinion.” English Studies in Canada 18.1 (March 1992): 83-103.  

“'Political Correctness’: An Annotated List of Readings.” ACCUTE Newsletter, Supplement on the “Political Correctness” Controversy (March 1992): 2-13. [Expanded version published in Philosophy and Social Action 19 (1993).] 

“'Outside Agitators': Who's Paying for What?” ACCUTENewsletter, Supplement on the “Political Correctness”Controversy (March 1992): 14-16.  (Reprinted in CAUT / ACPU Bulletin [September 1992]: 4.) 

“The 1992 CACE/ACCUTE Workload Survey: A Preliminary Report.” ACCUTE Newsletter (September 1992): 2-8. 

“The Research Council Merger: Cause for Concern.” ACCUTE Newsletter (December 1992): 2-6. 

“Raising the Dead.” Work-in-Progress Seminar, Department of English, University of Guelph, 10 November 1992.

Review of Hilary Gatti, The Renaissance Drama of Knowledge: Giordano Bruno in England. Sidney Newsletter & Journal 12.1 (1992): 55-56.

“President’s Column.” ACCUTE Newsletter (September 1992): 13.

“A Response to Kim Ian Michasiw.” ACCUTE Newsletter (December 1992): 9.

“President’s Column: New Directions in English Studies in Canada.” ACCUTE Newsletter (December 1992): 11.

“Cheap shots.”  Letter, The Globe and Mail (9 June 1992). 

“Transgressive Orthodoxies: Faust in the Sixteenth Century.” Invited Plenary Address, III Congreso Internacional SEDERI (Sociedad Española de Estudios Renacentistas Ingleses), University of Granada, Spain, 24-26 February 1992.

“The Textual Politics of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus.” Invited paper, University of Léon, Spain, 21 February 1992. 

Interviewed by Christopher Thomas, CBC Radio Noon (on the issue of the Cruickston Park Farm property donated to the University of Guelph by Matthew Wilks Keefer), 10 September 1992.


“Self-Image and Spectacle in Tamburlaine and Doctor Faustus.” In Spectacle et image dans l'Europe de la Renaissance, ed. André Lascombes. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1993.  109-34.

“’Outside Agitators,’ Inside Activists: Who’s Paying for What?” Philosophy and Social Action 19.1-2 (January-June 1993): 18-23. 

“’Political Correctness’: An Annotated List of Readings.” Philosophy and Social Action 19.1-2 (January-June 1993): 85-109.

“‘PC’ and Privatization.” Invited, Finding Our Way: Public Forum on Universities, Corporate Influence and the Future of Post-Secondary Education, University of Guelph, 22 October 1993.  (Previously unpublished.) 

Review of Michael Bristol, Shakespeare's America, America's Shakespeare. English Studies in Canada 19.4 (December 1993): 497-500.

“A Response to Peter Allen.” ACCUTE Newsletter (March 1993): 4-5.

“A Lobbyist’s Report: On the One Hand, or On Both.” ACCUTE Newsletter (March 1993): 10-11.

“President’s Column.” ACCUTE Newsletter (June 1993): 2-3.

“President’s Report.” ACCUTE Conference 1993: Annual Reports and Agenda for the Annual General Meeting (May 1993): 6-8.  Reprinted in ACCUTE Directory 1993 (June 1993): 44-45.

“Report of the ACCUTE Representative to the Canadian Federation for the Humanities.” ACCUTE Directory 1993 (June 1993): 45.

“President’s Column: Election Fever.” ACCUTE Newsletter (September 1993): 3-5.

“President’s Column.” ACCUTE Newsletter (December 1993): 2-4.

“Merger law unnecessary.” Letter published in At Guelph (3 February 1993): 2.

“Prof prepares dissenting report on plans for Cruickston Park Farm.” Letter, At Guelph (21 April 1993): 2.

“Wrong Again: Literary Theory, Political Correctness.” Invited, Walter S. Avis Memorial Lecture, Royal Military College of Canada, 21 March 1993. 

“Text, Apparatus, History.” Invited paper, Waterloo Conference on Elizabethan Theatre, University of Waterloo, 24-27 July 1993. [Published in 2002 in conference proceedings.] 

“Cruickston Park: Past and Future.” Invited lecture, with J. N. Hamilton, to Heritage Cambridge, 18 February 1993.

“Understanding ‘Political Correctness’.” Invited paper, Università di Udine, Italy, May 1993. 

“The Application of Thought to Textual Criticism.” Work in Progress Seminar, Department of English, University of Guelph, 21 October 1993. 

Interviewed by CKCO Television (on the issue of Cruickston Park Farm), 10 July 1993.


“Strategies of Dissemination: Strange News from SSHRCC.” ACCUTE Newsletter (March 1994): 2-8. 

“Producing Abjection: Subjectivity and Enslavement in Marlowe's Tamburlaine.” Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Albuquerque, 14-16 April 1994. Also presented at a Work in Progress Seminar, Department of English, University of Guelph, 29 March 1994.  (Previously unpublished.)

“Employment Prospects in English Studies: the 1994 ACCUTE Demographics Survey.” ACCUTE Newsletter (June 1994): 17-26.

“President’s Column.” ACCUTE Newsletter (March 1994): 10.

“President’s Column.” ACCUTE Newsletter (June 1994): 29-30.

“President’s Report.” ACCUTE Conference 1994: Conference Programme / Who’s Who / Annual Reports (June 1994): 39-40.  Reprinted in ACCUTE Directory 1994 (June 1994): 47-48.

“Report of the ACCUTE Representative to the CFH.”  ACCUTE Conference 1994 / Who’s Who Annual Reports (June 1994): 43-45. Reprinted in ACCUTE Directory 1994 (June 1994): 50-51.

“The Truth Down on the Farm.” Letter, The Ontarion (18-24 October, 1994): 4. 

“Student Demographics/Employment Demographics.” Invited paper, Conference on The Future of Canadian Graduate Studies in English: Ethics and Goals, University of Alberta, 1 June 1994.


“Humanism, Theory, the Humanities: The (Dis)function of Criticism at the Present Time.” Invited paper, Calgary Humanities Institute Research Network on the Justification of the Humanities, University of Calgary, 10-11 March 1995.  (Previously unpublished.)

Review of John Fekete, Moral Panic: Biopolitics Rising. English Studies in Canada 21.3 (September 1995): 347-353.

“Universities quietly tipped.” Letter, The Toronto Star (27 September 1995): A22.

Panelist with David Knight and Marta Rohatynskyj, Round Table on “Research and Scholarship in Cultural Studies.” Beyond Disciplines: A College of Arts Colloquium (18 January-10 February 1995), University of Guelph, 27 January 1995. 

 “Academic Freedom and Harassment Issues.” Invited paper, Panel on Refusing Collusion with Racial and Gender Harassment, University of Guelph, 28 September 1995.

Interviewed by Rogers Cable Television (on the issue of Cruickston Park Farm), 17 January 1995.


Lunar Perspectives: Field Notes from the Culture Wars. Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 1996.  x + 246 pp.  (Reviewed in The Ottawa Citizen, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, The Vancouver Sun, Saint John Telegraph-Journal, The Core, Books in Canada, Canadian Book Review Annual, and University of Toronto Quarterly.)  

“The Dreamer’s Path: Descartes and the Sixteenth Century.” Renaissance Quarterly 49 (1996): 30-76.  (Available online at JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/pss/2863264; also reproduced online by Questia Online Library (2004), http://www.questia.com/Pmqst?a=o&d=5001632025; by HighBeam Research (2004), http://www.highbeam.com/library; by The Free Library, http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+Dreamer’s+Path:+Descartes+and+the+Sixteenth+Century-a018321372; and by BNET Reference Publications, http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb3394/is_n1_v49/ai_n28668563.)

“The Function of Criticism at the Present Time.” Invited paper, Panel on English Studies at the End of the Millennium, in the Symposium Is There a Future for English Studies?  York University, 1 February 1996.  (Previously unpublished.)

“Blood for the Ghosts.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English Conference.  Brock University, 23-26 May 1996.  (Previously unpublished.)

“Hot Button Academic Politics.” Review of Peter C. Emberley, Zero Tolerance: Hot Button Politics in Canada's Universities. The Toronto Star, 24 September 1996. 

Review of John Henry Jones. ed. The English Faust Book: a critical edition based on the text of 1592. Essays in Theatre, 15.1 (November 1996): 108-110. 

Review of Richard Rowland, ed., The Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe, Volume III: Edward II; and of Charles R. Forker, ed., Christopher Marlowe: Edward the Second. Marlowe Society of America Newsletter 15.2 (Winter 1996): 2-3.

“Orange Groves and Drrradio Clásica: Home Thoughts from Andalusia.”  (Previously unpublished.)

Reading from Lunar Perspectives: Field Notes from the Culture Wars, with introductory remarks on the political correctness debate. Freedom to Read Week, The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec Street, Guelph, 25 February 1996.  (Previously unpublished.)

“Letter to John Godfrey, MP” (27 July 1996).  (Previously unpublished.)

 “The Dreamer’s Path: Descartes and the Sixteenth Century.” Centre for Cultural Studies Occasional Lecture, University of Guelph, 11 March 1996. [Full text published in 1996 in Renaissance Quarterly.]

“‘Inter inextricabiles ... difficultatum tenebras’’: Ficino’s Pimander and the Gendering of Cartesian Subjectivity.” Canadian Association for Renaissance Studies Conference.  Brock University, 26-28 May 1996. [Published in 1998 in Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme.] 

“Has ‘Political Correctness’ Around Sexual Issues Gone Too Far? / Has Respect for Human Difference and Human Rights Gone Too Far?” Invited paper, 18th Annual Guelph Conference and Training Institute on Sexuality, 17-19 June 1996.  

University Club Reading from Lunar Perspectives (together with Janice Kulyk Keefer reading from The Green Library), Department of English, University of Guelph, 23 April 1996.

Interviewed about Lunar Perspectives on CBC TV Newsworld (“Face-Off,” a 25-minute program) by Judy Rebick and Clare Hoy, 28 March 1996.

Interviewed about Lunar Perspectives on CKCO TV (Kitchener-Waterloo), 2 April 1996.

Interviewed about Lunar Perspectives by Andy Hochman, Wireless Flash, San Diego, 8 April 1996.


Review of William Empson, Essays on Renaissance Literature, Volume One: Donne and the New Philosophy. Ed. John Haffenden. Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 21.1 (Winter 1997): 65-67.  (Available online at https://jps-library-utoronto-ca.subzero.lib,uoguelph.ca/index.php/renref/article/viewFile/11326/ 8233.)    

“Manichaean Labelling” (response to Joseph Knippenberg, “Cold Comfort U”: review of Lunar Perspectives, in Books in Canada 26 [February 1997]).  (Available online at http://www.booksincanada.com/article_view.asp?id=1015.)  

“Bodies, Power, and the Gendering of Abjection in Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller.” Conference on Comparative Critical Approaches to English Prose Fiction 1520-1640.  Carleton University, 8-11 May 1997. [Published in 1988 in conference proceedings.]

“Ideology, Culture, and Critical Resistance: The Right-Wing Attack on Post-Secondary Education.” Education as Liberation, New Socialist Group day school, Matrix Community Centre, Guelph, 21 November 1997.


“Violence and Extremity: Nashe’s Unfortunate Traveller as an Anatomy of Abjection.” In Critical Approaches to English Prose Fiction 1520-1640, ed. Donald Beecher. Ottawa: Dovehouse Editions, 1998.  183-218.    

“Henricus Cornelius Agrippa of Nettesheim.” In The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Edward Craig. 10 vols.; London and New York: Routledge, 1998. Vol. 1, 130-33. 

’Inter inextricabiles ... difficultatum tenebras’: Ficino’s Pimander and the Gendering of Cartesian Subjectivity.” Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 22.1 (Winter 1998): 23-34.  (Available online at CNRS: CAT.INIST, http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=2009653; and at http://jps.;ibrary.utoronto.ca/index.php/renref/article/viewFile/10846/7747.)  

“Sir Philip Sidney’s Aesthetic of Delight.” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Toronto, 22-25 October 1998.  (Previously unpublished.)

“Man of the Far Right.” Review of David Frum, What's Right: The New Conservatism and What It Means for Canada. Canadian Literature 156 (Spring1998): 131-33.  (Available online at http://canlit.ca/reviews/man_of_the_far_right.) 

“A strange saga: Despite reports and fans, a heritage bridge in Eden Mills is in danger of being destroyed.” Insight column, The Kitchener-Waterloo Record (30 May 1998): A19.  

“Nashe’s Unfortunate Traveller as an Anatomy of Abjection.” Invited lecture, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies/ The Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, University of Toronto, 1 April 1998. 

“Violence and Abjection in Nashe’s Unfortunate Traveller.” Centre for Cultural Studies Occasional Lecture, University of Guelph, 19 March 1998.

Interviewed by Fergus Cable Television (on the Eden Mills Bowstring Bridge ), 15 May 1998.

Interviewed (en français) by Guy Marchand for the first two parts of a 13-part Radio Canada series on La Légende de Faust, June 1998.  (Series broadcast in Fall 1998).


“Ontario’s Heritage at Risk: The Case of the Eden Mills Bowstring Bridge”  / “Patrimoine ontarien en danger: affaire du pont bowstring d'Eden Mills.” Heritage: The Magazine of the Heritage Canada Foundation / Patrimoine: le magazine de la Fondation Héritage 2.2 (Spring / Printemps 1999): 13-15. 

“The Chomsky Nomination: A Response.” Letter, The Ontarion (9 February 1999).

“Faking it: The Myth of Faustus.” Myth-Making: 6th Annual Symposium of the Guelph Classics Association, University of Guelph, 26-27 February 1999.

Invited panelist, Round table on Guy Poirier, L’homosexualité dans l’imaginaire de la Renaissance (Paris: Champion, 1996), Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies Conference, Université de Sherbrooke/Bishop’s University, 3-5 June 1999.


“Accommodation and Synecdoche: Calvin’s God in King Lear.” First published in Shakespeare Studies 20 (1988); rpt. in Shakespeare Criticism: SC-52, ed. Kathy Darrow.  Detroit: Gale Research, 2000.  95-105. 

“Agrippa von Nettesheim, Henricus Cornelius (1480-1535).” In Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Edward Craig.  (New York and London: Routledge, 2000).  18-19.  

“Forging Freedom: Critical Humanist Strategies Against Corporatism.” Munro Beattie Lecture, 1999-2000 (invited).  Carleton University, 11 February 2000.   (Previously unpublished.)

“Cruickston Park Must Remain in Public Hands.” Letter, At Guelph (16 February 2000): 4-5.

“Critical Humanism in the Postnational University: The Canadian Case.” Conference on Italy and Canadian Culture: Nationalisms in the New Millennium, University of Udine, 18-20 May 2000. 

"The Corporatist Revolution in Canada: Humanist Strategies of Resistance." Invited lecture, Miedzywydzialowy Zaklad Studiow Amerykanskich, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, 18 April 2000. 

“Subjectivity and Abjection in Renaissance Tragedy.”  Invited lecture, Institute of English and American Studies, József Attila University, Szeged (Hungary), 25 April 2000. 

“The Culture War: Questions of Canon Formation in the 1990s.”  Invited lecture, Institute of English and American Studies, József Attila University, Szeged, 26 April 2000.


“Revolution Inc.” The Ontarion 134.13 (12 April-2 May 2001): 5. 

Shakespeare’s Dog and Intertextuality.” Invited Lecture, Departamento de Filología Anglogermánica y Francesa, Universidad de Oviedo (Spain), 8 October 2001.


“Text, Apparatus, History.” In Elizabethan Theatre XV, eds. A. Lynne Magnusson and C. E. McGee. Toronto: P. D. Meany, 2002.  128-54.  

“Silenced Dissent: Four Short Texts on Israel/Palestine.”  (Previously unpublished.)

“‘Fairer than the evening air’: Marlowe’s Gnostic Helen of Troy and the Tropes of Belatedness and Historical Mediation.” Conference on The Fall of Troy in the Renaissance Imagination, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria University in the University of Toronto, 4-5 October 2002. Revised version presented at the Faculty Research Colloquium of the Joint PhD Program in Literary Studies/Theatre Studies in English, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Guelph, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, University of Guelph, 28 March 2003. [Published in 2004 in conference proceedings.]


Text of my 1991 edition of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus reproduced in Jennifer Wise and Craig S. Walker, eds., The Broadview Anthology of Drama, vol. 1. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2003. 

War Against Iraq: Critical Resources. This anthology of excerpts from recent publications on the Iraq crisis and related issues, accompanied by critical and explanatory commentary, was first circulated by email, then (on February 25) posted at http://www.uoguelph.ca/~mkeefer. The anthology was published at two websites in the US. In its final form (April 6, 2003), the anthology is 99 pages in length.

“Damnation by Displacement: Contributions to the Legend of Faustus by Luther, Melanchthon and Johannes Wier.” Central Renaissance Conference, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 19-20 September 2003.

“Theory and Practice of (Early Modern) Terrorism.” Invited lecture, Early Modern Discussion Group (Graduate Department of History), Gerald Larkin Building, University of Toronto, 30 January 2003. 

"War Crimes in Iraq." Public lecture, University of Guelph, 13 February 2003. 

“No to War: Categorical, Resounding, Definitive, Worldwide.” Public lecture, Anti-War Teach-In, University of Guelph, 8 March 2003. (Excerpts published in The Peak, vol. 337, issue 5 (24 March 2003): 14-15.)

“Peace and War: Critical Resources.” Invited lecture, Guelph chapter of The Council of Canadians, Dublin Street United Church, Guelph, 25 March 2003.

Invited panelist, with Ernie Regehr and Sunil Ram, on “The War in Iraq,” Politically Speaking, moderated by Tim Mau, Rogers Cable Television (Guelph), 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST, 3 April 2003.

Interviewed by Jennifer Moore on “Iraq, Cultural Heritage and the Media,” Out to Lunch, CFRU Campus Radio (93.3 FM), University of Guelph, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST, 24 April 2003.

Interviewed by Shelagh Rogers, on “The Second Anniversary of 9/11,” Sounds Like Canada, CBC National Radio, 10:00-10:20 a.m. EST, 11 September 2003.


“Rooke’s Hooker: Prolepsis, Natural Law, Decentring in Shakespeare’s Dog.” In White Gloves of the Doorman: The Works of Leon Rooke, ed. Branko Gorjup. Toronto: Exile Editions, 2004. 211-35.  (Available online (2004) at the Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project [CASP], http://www.canadianshakespeare.ca/multimedia/pdf/keefer.pdf; and at Issuu [2010], http://issuu.com/publishgold/docs/keefer.)   

“Marlowe’s Gnostic Helen of Troy and the Tropes of Belatedness and Historical Mediation.” In Fantasies of Troy: Classical Tales and the Social Imaginary in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, eds. Alan Shepard and Stephen D. Powell. Toronto: CRRS, 2004. 39-62. 

Review of Marcel Danesi, Forever Young: The ‘Teen-Aging’ of Modern Culture. University of Toronto Quarterly 74.1 (Winter 2004-05): 541-42.   (Available online at http://muse.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/access.cgi?uri=/journals/university_of_toronto_quarterly/v074/74.1keefer.html&session=88569117.)

“Footprints of Electoral Fraud: The November 2 Exit Poll Scam.” Centre for Research on Globalization (5 November 2004), http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/KEE411A.html.   (Also published online at twenty other websites in 2004 and 2005.)     

“Evidence of Electoral Fraud in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election: A Reader.” Centre for Research on Globalization (12 November 2004), http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/KEE411B.html.  (Expanded version published online at OpEdNews [15 November 2004], http://www.opednews.com/keefer_111504_readings.htm; also published online at four other websites in 2004.)

“Election Fraud in America.” Centre for Research on Globalization (30 November 2004), http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/KEE411D.html.  (Revised version published online as “The Stolen U.S. Presidential Election: A Comparative Analysis.” Autonomy & Solidarity [2 December 2004], http://auto_sol.tao.ca/node/view/1032PHPSESSID=7do805896434284614c57228e63dc47f; also published online at six other websites in 2004.)

“Evidence of Fraud in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election: An Expanded Reading List (Version 3).” Autonomy & Solidarity (2 December 2004), http://auto_sol.tao.ca/node/view/1033?PHPSESSID=7d0805896434284614c57228e63dc47f.  (Also published online as “Evidence of Fraud in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election: A Reader. Integrity—or the lack of integrity—in the recent U.S. presidential election.” Centre for Research on Globalization [5 December 2004], http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/KEE412A.html; also reproduced online at five other websites in 2004 and 2005.) 

“Ben Jonson's Skeptical Friend: Gorgias in the English Renaissance.”  (Previously unpublished.) 

“The Two Texts of Nashe's Unfortunate Traveller.  (Previously unpublished.)

“Ruins of the Ogdoad: Northrop Frye's Notebooks on Renaissance Literature.”  (Previously unpublished.)

“Michael Winterbottom’s In This World.”  Introduction to the first film in the Beyond Hollywood 2004/2005 series, University of Guelph, 3 October 2004.  (Previously unpublished.)

“Defending the Civil Commons in an Age of State Terrorism.” X Congreso Annual 2004 AMEC (Asosiación Mexicana de Estudios sobre Canada), Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, 3-5 February 2004.

“Marlowe our Contemporary: Terrorism and Sedition in Doctor Faustus.” Invited lecture, University of Siena (Italy), 25 March 2004.  

“The Deep Politics of 9/11 and the 2004 Presidential Election: Pathology and Diagnosis.” Invited lecture, Guelph Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Dublin St. United Church, Guelph, 23 November 2004.


“The Strange Death of American Democracy: Endgame in Ohio.” Centre for Research on Globalization (24 January 2005), http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/KEE501A.html.  (Also published online at thirteen other websites in 2005.)

 “Hugo Chavez Frías and the Sense of History.” Autonomy & Solidarity (1 May 2005), http://www.auto_sol.tao.ca/node/view/1355?PHPSESSID=95e2a763c958b25eb4a4278e0809ee1.  (Also published online at ZNet [3 May 2005], http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=45&ItemID=7775; at the Centre for Research on Globalization [6 May 2005], http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/KEE505A.html; and at thirteen other websites in 2005.)  

“Hugo Chavez Frias e il senso della storia.” Trans. Carlo Martini. ZNet (3 maggio 2005), http://www.zmag.org/Italy/keefer-chavezsensostoria.htm.  (Also published online at three other websites, including Peacelink: telematica per la pace [9 maggio 2005], http://www.italy.peacelink.org/latina/articles/art_11070.html; and “Blogopoli [Un Blog tra passato e presente, per guardare ottimisticamenta, al futuro],” Il cannochiale [11 maggio 2005], http://www.ilcannochiale.it/blog/style/autumn/dettaglio.asp?id_blog=4683.)       

“George Galloway’s Lesson in Speaking Truth to Power.” Centre for Research on Globalization (18 May 2005), http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/KEE505B.html.  (Also published online at four other websites in 2005.)    

“A Cup of Cool Reason for the Ottawa Citizen’s Fevered Brow: In Defence of Michel Chossudovsky.” Canadian Action Party (10 September 2005), http://www.canadianactionparty.ca/MainPages/News.asp?Type=secNonParty%20OR%20secParty&ID=532&Language=English; http://www.capexwaresolutions.com/cgi/page.cgi?zine=show&aid=119&_id=27; http://www.uruknet.info/?p=15616.  (Also published online at eight other websites in 2005.) 

“Were British Special Forces Soldiers Planting Bombs in Basra? Suspicions Strengthened by Earlier Reports.” Centre for Research on Globalization (25 September 2005), http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=KEE20050925&articleid=994.  (Also published online at thirty-four other websites between 2005 and 2010.) 

“Soldati Britannici delle Forze Speciali Posizionavano Bombe a Bassora? Sospetti Rafforzati da Notizie Precedenti.” Traduzione per www.comedonchisciotte.org a cura di Oriente. Come Don Chiosciotte (2 October 2005), http://www.comedonchisciotte.org/site/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1437.  (Also published online at five other websites in 2005 and 2006.)  

“¿Provocan EE.UU. y Gran Bretaña una guerra civil en Irak?” Trans. Germán Leyens. Rebelión (3 October 2005), http://www.rebelion.org/noticia.php?id=20829.  (Also published online at eight other websites in 2005.) 

“Canada’s Thinker-Activists and Critics of Globalization.” Centre for Research on Globalization (27 December 2005), http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=1595.  (Also published online at three other websites in 2005.)  

“Playwright, brawler, lover, spy.” Review of Louise Welsh, Tamburlaine Must Die; and of David Riggs, The World of Christopher Marlowe. The Globe and Mail (19 March 2005): D13.  (Available online at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050319/BLMARL19/TPEntertainment/Books/.)

“Just what we needed: a critic with ‘duende’.” Review of Barry Callaghan, Raise You Five: Essays and Encounters 1964-2004, Volume One. The Globe and Mail (21 May 2005): D2, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050521/BKCALL21/TPEntertainment/Book/.

“Resisting the Post-National: Canadian Critiques of the Geo/Cultural Politics of Globalization.” Images of a Post/National Society—Images d’une société post/nationale: 8th Triennial Nordic Conference in Canadian Studies, Turku, Finland, 18-21 August 2005. [Published in 2009 in conference proceedings.] 

“Dead Men Walking: Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and Anthony Burgess’s A Dead Man in Deptford.”  Invited lecture to the Mindy Avrich Reading Group, Toronto, 15 September 2005.

Interviewed on the subject of my article “The Strange Death of American Democracy: Endgame in Ohio” by Darrell Bradford Smith, “The French Connection,” Republic Broadcasting Network (http://www.rbnlive.com), 11:05-12:00 a.m. EST, 27 January 2005.

Interviewed on the subject of my article “A Cup of Cool Reason for the Ottawa Citizen’s Fevered Brow: In Defence of Michel Chossudovsky” by Darrell Bradford Smith, “The French Connection,” Republic Broadcasting Network, 4:30-6:00 p.m. EST, 14 September 2005.

Interviewed on the subject of my article “Were British Special Forces Soldiers Planting Bombs in Basra? Suspicions Strengthened by Earlier Reports” by Dr. Hesham Tillawi, Current Issues TV, Cox Cable Channel 5, Lafayette, Louisiana, 9:00-10:00 p.m. CST, 29 September 2005.

Interviewed on the subject of my article “Were British Special Forces Soldiers Planting Bombs in Basra? Suspicions Strengthened by Earlier Reports” by Mehdi Najari, University of Victoria Campus Community Radio, CFUV 101.9 FM, 9:00-9:30 a.m. PST, 30 September 2005.

Interviewed on the subject of my article “Hugo Chavez and the Sense of History” by Chris Keefer, “Cuba Solidarity Program,” CFRU Campus Radio (93.3 FM), University of Guelph, 8:30-8:45 p.m. EST, 1 October 2005.


Text and selected notes of my 2007 edition of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus reproduced in The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century, eds. Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly et al. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2006. 416-49.

“The A and B Texts of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus Reconsidered.” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 100.2 (June 2006): 227-57.  

Two Responses to Paul Gronke. [Debate on evidence of fraud in the 2004 U.S. presidential election; 4 January and 22 January], in “New Year’s Resolutions?” Blue Oregon (30 December 2005-22 January 2006), http://www.blueoregon.com/2005/12/new_years_resol.htm.  

“Petrodollars and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Understanding the Planned Attack on Iran.” Centre for Research on Globalization (10 February 2006), http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=KEE20060210&articleid=1936.  (Also published online at twenty-four other websites.) 

“Fraud and Scandal in Haiti’s Presidential Election: Préval’s Victory and the UN’s Disgrace.” Centre for Research on Globalization (3 March 2006), http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=KEE20060303&articleid=2061.  (Also published online at ten other websites in 2006.) 

“Media Disinformation on 911: Anatomy of a Hatchet Job: CBC Radio’s ‘The Current’ and Scholars for 9/11 Truth.” Centre for Research on Globalization (29 August 2006), http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=KEE20060829&articleid=30.  (Also published online at ten other websites in 2006.)   

“The 2006 U. S. Midterms: Another Stolen Election?” Centre for Research on Globalization (4 November 2006), http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=KEE20061104&articleid=3700.  (Also published online at nine other websites in 2006.)  

“Into the Ring with CounterPunch on 9/11: How Alexander Cockburn, Otherwise So Bright, Blanks Out on 9/11 Evidence.” Scholars for 9/11 Truth (4 November 2006), http://www.st911.org.  (Also published online at seventeen other websites in 2006 and 2007, including in the Letters section of the Journal of 9/11 Studies [3 September 2007], http://journalof911studies.com/letters/e/ProfKeeferRepliesToCockburnCounterpunch.pdf.)   

“The Harper Government and Canada’s ‘War-on-Terror’ Immigration Policy.” Centre for Research on Globalization (12 December 2006), http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=KEE20061212&articleid=4137.  (Also published online at twelve other websites in 2006 and 2007; revised version published in hard copy in 2007.)

“'9/11 conspiracy questions': a response to Dr. Dave Baxter.” Letter, The Ontarion (September 2006). 

“Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and the Metaphorics of Translation.” Translation 1 1/2, Umeå University Department of Modern Languages, Umeå, Sweden, 8-9 May 2006. 

“The New Canadian Government and ‘War-on-Terror’ Immigration Policies.” Indigeneity and Immigration: Greifswald Canadian Studies Conference, Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität, Greifswald, Germany, 16-18 June 2006. [Revised version published in 2007 in conference proceedings.] 

“Deception Theory: 9/11 and State Terrorism.” “Beyond Ground Zero”: 9/11 and the Futures of Critical Thought: The 2006 John Douglas Taylor Conference, McMaster University, 21 October 2006. Previous version delivered as a public lecture in the Science for Peace Series, University of Guelph, 8 February 2006.

“Democracy in Ruins: The Stolen U.S. Presidential Election of 2004.” Public lecture in the Science for Peace Series, University of Guelph, 15 February 2006. 

“Manufacturing Terror: 9/11 and the Toronto 17.” Public lecture sponsored by the Central Student Association Human Rights Office, University of Guelph, 14 September 2006. Revised version delivered at the Brunswick Theatre, 296 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, 30 and 31 March 2007. 

Interviewed on the subject of my article “Petrodollars and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation” by Duke Skorich, Wisconsin Public Radio, KUWS 91.3 FM, 5:30-6:00 p.m. CST, 20 February 2006.  Interview noted at Northland Liberal (20 February 2006), http://www.northlandliberal.blogspot.com/.

Interviewed on the subject of my article “Petrodollars and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation” by Mehdi Najari, University of Victoria Campus Community Radio, CFUV 101.9 FM, 9:00-9:30 a.m. PST, 22 February 2006.


Editor, Doctor Faustus: A 1604-Version Edition: Christopher Marlowe. Second edition, with new preface, revised introduction, and revised and updated critical apparatus. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2007.  314 pp.  http://www.broadviewpress.com/product.php?productid=6&cat=50&page=1.  (Reviewed in SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900; anthology reprint in 2006.) 

“The Harper Government and ‘War-on-Terror’ Immigration Policy.” In What is Your Place? Indigeneity and Immigration in Canada, ed. Hartmut Lutz, with Thomas Rafico Ruiz. Beiträge zur Kanadistik, Band 14.  Schriftenreihe der Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien. Augsburg: Wißner-Verlag, 2007. 169-90.  

“Just What We Needed: A Critic with ‘Duende’.” In Barry Callaghan: Essays on His Works, ed. Priscila Uppal. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2007. 363-66.  

“Barry Callaghan and the Invention of Cultural Studies.” In Barry Callaghan: Essays on His Works, ed. Priscila Uppal. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2007. 452-62.  

“Agrippa von Nettesheim, Henricus Cornelius (1486-1535).” In Die Kleine Routledge Enzyklopädie der Philosophie, Band 1 A-G, ed. Edward Craig. Berlin: xenomoi Verlag, 2007. 13. 

“Don’t miss this train.” Review of Barry Callaghan, Between Trains. The Globe and Mail (2 June 2007): D7.  (Available online at http://www.theglobaandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20070602/BKCALL02/TPEntertainment/?query=religion.)

“Feeling the Heat on 9/11: A Lesson in Hermeneutics for the Left Gatekeepers.” 9/11, Canada and the New World Order: Vancouver 9/11 Truth Conference, Maritime Labour Centre, Vancouver, 22-24 June 2007.  Video available at “Vancouver 9/11 Truth Conference Videos,” Canada Wants The Truth (10 November 2007), http://www.canadawantsthetruth911videos.blogspot.com/2007/11/vancouver-911-truth-conference-videos.html.

“Torture and Terrorism: The New American Gulag.” Public lecture sponsored by Science for Peace and by the Central Student Association Human Rights Office, University of Guelph, 14 March 2007. Also delivered at the Brunswick Theatre, 296 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, 12 April 2007. 

Interviewed by Diana and Jeff Jewell on the subject of 9/11 and the ‘Left Gatekeepers’, CFRO Co-op Radio, Vancouver, 12:00-1:00 p.m. PST, 18 June 2007.


Editor, Christopher Marlowe: The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus: A Critical Edition of the 1604 Version, with a full critical edition of the revised and censored 1616 text and selected source and contextual materials. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2008. 440 pp.  

“The Unacknowledged Scandal of Electoral Fraud.” Humanist Perspectives 165 (Summer 2008): 11-16.  (Available online at http://www.humanistperspectives.org/issue165/index.html.) 

 “Why Does Canada Urgently Need Fair Alternative Media?”  By Dr. Michael Keefer & Dr. Mohamed Elmasry.  The Canadian Islamic Congress Friday Magazine Vol. 11 issue 93 (Friday, December 12, 2008, Zul Hijjah 14, 1429), http://www.canadianislamiccongress.com.  (Also reproduced online at two other websites in 2008.) 

“We mustn’t participate in ‘criminal follies’.” Letter published in The Guelph Mercury (19 November 2008): A10.   (Also reproduced online on 25 November 2008 in eVeritas: The Newsletter of the RMC Club of Canada / Le bulletin du Club des CMR du Canada 43 [November 2008], http://www.rmcclub.ca/everitaswp/?m=200811, or http://www.rmcclub.ca/everitaswp/?cat=4. Text and related correspondence available on my website under the title “Canada in Afghanistan.”) 

“Notes for a 'Professor Profile,' February 2008.”  (Previously unpublished.)

“The Waterloo March 19th 9/11 Event: A Response."  (Previously unpublished.)

“Framing Narratives: The Toronto 18.” Public lecture sponsored by the Guelph Peace Alliance, University of Guelph, 20 March 2008. 

“Franz Kafka (‘Vor dem Gesetz,’ ‘Auf der Gallerie’) and the 9/11 Gatekeepers.” Invited lecture to Dr. Michael Truscello’s Communications Studies course on “Conspiracy Theory and Cultural Theory” (CS 400F), Wilfrid Laurier University, 27 March 2008. 

Panel on Censorship (with Catherine Bush, Thomas King, Rozeena Maart, John Roe, and Munia Saami), Albion Hotel, Guelph, 1 April 2008. 

“The Barriers to Serious Thought About 9/11.” Rethinking 9/11 (a conference organized by Dr. Paul McArthur that also featured Dr. Graeme MacQueen, Tony Szamboti, Dr. Michael Truscello and Barry Zwicker), Jubilee Hall, Walkerton, Ontario, 29-30 June 2008. 

“The Toronto 18 Frame-Up: Fraud and Fear-Mongering in the ‘War on Terror’.” The 9/11 Deception Continues: The ‘war on terror’ fraud and the frame-up of the ‘Toronto 18’. An evening with Dr. Bob Bowman (USA) and Prof. Michael Keefer (University of Guelph).  Sponsored by Skeptics’ Inquiry For Truth and Global Outlook Magazine.  Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto, 14 July 2008. Video available at “9/11: The Deception Continues (part 1/16),” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asU2hbn3xW4&feature=related; Part 2, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAk6b-_aPL0&feature=related; Part 3, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBQjz11bnkE&feature=related; Part 4, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKUNIU_s26c&feature=related; Part 5, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6LXZeX8qMM&feature=related; Part 6, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEC362d2ko4&feature=related; Part 7 (question period), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAfGVvYIM-s&feature=related; Part 8 (question period), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnzfoRDrKy4&feature=related; Part 9 (question period), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFuZPF0XF-c&feature=related. A flyer for the event is reproduced at http://www.toronto911truth.com/flyer14th.pdf. Journalistic responses include Sumaira Shaikh, “Post 9/11 Government Deceptions—Truth Is the Victim,” The Canadian Islamic Congress Friday Magazine (25 July 2008-Rajab 22, 1429), http://www.canadianislamiccongress.com/fb/friday_bulletin.php?fbdate=2008-07-25.      

The Fighter Pilot & the Professor: A Conversation about 9/11. Bob Bowman, PhD, USAF (ret.), Prof. Michael Keefer, U of Guelph. Convened and moderated by Barry Zwicker. 14 July 2008. Snowshoefilms, DVD released August 2008. 56 minutes, 30 seconds. 

9/11: Physical Evidence. The Agenda with Steve Paikin (with Jefferson Flanders, Prof. of Journalism, NYU; John Ray, ‘Conspiracies R not us’; Graeme MacQueen, Prof. of Religious Studies, McMaster University; Michael Keefer, Prof. of English, University of Guelph). TVOntario, September 10, 2008. 58 minutes, 5 seconds. Available online at “Graeme MacQueen& Michael Keeferv. Debunkers—TVO—9.9.2008,” http://www.911blogger.com/node/18103; and at http://neuworldorder.com/news/graeme-macqueen-michael-keefer-v-debunkers-tvo-9-9-2008.     

Panelist, McLaughlin Library Open Forum: Debate on the Proposed New Copyright Act, Bill C-61, University of Guelph, 30 September 2008. 

Roundtable: “Democracy is the opiate of the masses,” with Dr. Karen Houle (Philosophy, U of Guelph), Dr. Richard Kuhn (Geography, U of Guelph), Dr. Judith McKenzie (Political Science, U of Guelph), and Dr. Richard Walsh-Bowers (Psychology, WLU), Psychogeographies: The Terrain of Spectacle and Affect: Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, University of Guelph, 7-8 November 2008. 

“Canada’s ‘War on Terror’.” Critical Perspectives on 9/11 and Canada’s War on Terror: An evening with Professor Paul Zarembka and Professor Michael Keefer.  Introduced by University Professor Emeritus Richard B. Lee. Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto, 14 November 2008, 7:00-9:30 p.m. Video (“Professor Michael Keefer: Canada’s ‘War on Terror’” [Part 1/6]) is most easily available at 911blogger.com (posting of 19 February 2009), http://www.911blogger.com; also available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUSHfmro0LY; Part 2, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjDyQqB0EE0&feature=related; Part 3, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8XzSjSpHw4&feature=related; Part 4, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqDCQbGarHA&feature=related; Part 5, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf5JM9St82Q&feature=related; Part 6, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axgm-UnLGDI&feature=related

Panelist, “9/11 and the Global Community.” Video-conference link-up with the University of Lethbridge seminar on Globalization since 1492, in collaboration with Professors Anthony Hall (Lethbridge), Graeme MacQueen (McMaster), and John McMurtry (Guelph), 19 November 2008. Video, edited by Adnan Zuberi, available at “Professors Anthony Hall, Michael Keefer, Graeme MacQueen and John McMurtry—‘9/11 and the Global Community’” (3 January 2009), http://www.911blogger.com/

Interviewed by Kevin Barrett on the subjects of U.S.electoral fraud, intellectual freedom in U.S. universities, and 9/11 evidence, on “The Dynamic Duo,” Republic Broadcasting / Truth Jihad Radio, 18 July 2008; available at http://www.radiodujour.com/people/keefer_michael/mp3/20080718_kevinbarrett_michaelkeiffer.mp3.


“Resisting the Post-National: Canadian Critiques of the Geo/Cultural Politics of Globalization.” In Canada: Images of a Post/National Society, ed. Gunilla Florby, Mark Shackleton, and Katri Suhonen. Études Canadiennes—Canadian Studies, vol. 19.  Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2009. 39-54.  

“The Toronto 18 Frame-Up: Fraud and Fear-Mongering in the ‘War on Terror’.” Global Outlook 13 (2009): 52-59; available online in June 2008 at http://www.globaloutlook.ca/pdfs/The%20Toronto%2018.Final.pdf.  (Also published online at six other websites in 2008; final version available online at http://www.globaloutlook.ca/store/magazines/13/13_Toronto_18.htm.)

“Further Reflections on the ‘Toronto 18’ Case: ‘Terror Law’ and the ‘Crimen Exceptum’.” Global Outlook 13 (2009): 60-62; available online at http://www.globaloutlook.ca/store/magazines/13/13_Toronto_18.htm.  

“The Toronto 18: A Second Update.” Global Outlook 13 (2009): 62-64; available online at http://www.globaloutlook.ca/store/magazines/13/13_Toronto_18.htm.  

“A Canada Day Meditation: Standing on Guard for What, Precisely?” The Canadian Charger (7 August 2009), http://www.thecanadiancharger.com/page.php?id=5&a=87.

“Antisemitism in Canada: A Shameful History.” The Canadian Charger (3 September 2009), http://www.thecanadiancharger.com/page.php?id=5&a=115

“Lenten Meditation 2009 (for Bloor Street United Church).”  (Previously unpublished.)

“Editing Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus: Third Thoughts About Text and Ideology.” Faustian Bargains in Reformation Context, Session 78 of the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Geneva, 28-30 May 2009.

“The Betrayal of Community: The Toronto 18 Terror Fraud.” Invited lecture given at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W., Toronto, 25 January 2009. 

“Threats of War Against Iran.” Invited lecture given at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W., Toronto, to accompany documentary footage of Iran shown by the Reel Activism group, 13 February 2009. Video available on Youtube in five segments at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bpz3TedqS0; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ade0GH_sUM8; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa36PzY20Rc; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ugAUT4_tlg; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpqXHZBu9LA.  

“Fields of Solidarity: Is Canada ‘friend’ or ‘foe’ of Haiti?” Participation by Skype in panel discussion with Marguerite Laurent (Haitian human rights activist also known as Ezilidanto) and Carlo Dade (Director General of the Canadian NGO FOCAL); The Ottawa Initiative on Haiti, 2009, conference held at the University of Ottawa, 28 February 2009.  

“Haiti: New Evidence of Canadian Complicity.” Invited lecture given at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W., Toronto, to accompany a Reel Activism Series showing of Kevin Pina’s documentary We Must Kill the Bandits, 17 April 2009.  Video available through the Canada Haiti Action site, “Videos: Professor Michael Keefer talks on Haiti,” Canada Haiti Action Network (21 April 2009), http://canadahaitiaction.ca/node/153, and on Youtube under the title “Haiti and Canada’s role in the foreign occupation,” in seven segments at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1wp83tyLoshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nlL95Tepjo

“Assassination and Censorship: Christopher Marlowe and Doctor Faustus.” Invited lecture, Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Germaniche e Romanze, University of Udine, 18 May 2009.

“Canada in the World: Haiti and Afghanistan.” Invited lecture, Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Germaniche e Romanze, University of Udine, 21 May 2009.

“Canada in Haiti.” Interviewed by Mandy Hiscocks, together with Mary Skerrett and John Diamond of the Canada Haiti Action Network (CHAN), on “RadioPIRG,” CFRU 93.3 FM (University of Guelph), 12:00-1:30 p.m., 30 April 2009. 


Editor and part-author, Antisemitism Real and Imagined:  Responses to the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism. Waterloo, Ont.: The Canadian Charger, 2010. 286 pp. [With contributions from Rima Berns-McGown, Karin Brothers, Edward C. Corrigan, Mohamed Elmasry, Yves Engler, Bruce Katz, Jason Kunin, Lynda Lemberg, Joanne Naiman, Yakov M. Rabkin, and Craig Smith; and position papers from Canada Palestine Support Network, Canadian Arab Federation, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, Educators for Peace and Justice, Faculty for Palestine, Independent Jewish Voices, and Seriously Free Speech Committee.]   (Reviewed by CJPME: Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, The Canadian Charger, Socialist Voice, The Globe and Mail, Columbia Journal, Upping the Anti, Thoughts for the Post-2008 World [Yanis Varoufakis; also published in Science & Society], Outlook Magazine, and Rabble.ca.)

“The Dignity of the Haitian Women (and Canada’s Shame).” In Investigating Canadian Identities: 10th Anniversary Contributions, ed. Anna Pia De Luca. Centre for Canadian Culture Studies Series. Udine: FORUM, Editrice Universitaria Udinese, 2010. 111-25.  (Also published online at The Canadian Charger [8 December 2010], http://www.thecanadiancharger.com/page.php?id=5&a=706, and reproduced online at one other website in 2010.)  

“Critical Thinking on 9/11 and the 'War on Terror'.” Public lecture sponsored by the UW 9/11 Research Group, University of Waterloo (11 March 2010).  (Available online at 911 Blogger.com [12 October 2012], http://www.911blogger.com/news/2012-03-12/prof-michael-keefer-critical-thinking-911-war-terror-university-waterloo.)

“Death Squads vs. Democracy: Tom Flanagan’s Joke.”  The Canadian Charger (8 December 2010), http://www.thecanadiancharger.com/page.php?id=5&a=705.   (Also published as “Death Squads vs. Democracy: Tom Flanagan’s ‘Joke’ directed against Wikileaks’ Julian Assange.” Centre for Research on Globalization [7 December 2010], http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22302; reproduced online at fourteen other websites in 2010 and 2011.) 

“In Defence of Jenny Peto—A Letter to Dalton McGuinty.” Independent Jewish Voices Canada (11 December 2010), http://www.ijvcanada.org/2010/in-defence-of-jenny-peto-a-letter-to-dalton-mcguinty/.   (Also published online at five other websites in 2010.)

“Ehab Lotayef’s To Love a Palestinian Woman: Poems in English and Arabic.” The Canadian Charger (25 August 2010), http://www.thecanadiancharger.com/page.php?id=5&a=557

“Professor Keefer’s statement at Ottawa press conference.” The Canadian Charger (12 May 2010), http://www.thecanadiancharger.com/page.php?id=5&a=422

“To Jack Layton on Libby Davies’s comments.” The Canadian Charger (17 June 2010), http://www.thecanadiancharger.com/page.php?id=5&a=473.   (Also published online at four other websites in 2010.)   

“Right of Reply: A Response to Catherine Chatterley.” Winnipeg Jewish Review (23 November 2010), http://www.winnipegjewishreview.com.article_detail.cfm?id=558&sec=2&title=RIGHT_OF_REPLY:_A RESPONSE_TO_CATHERINE_CHATTERLEY.  

“Smear Tactics of the National Post (February 2010).”  (Previously unpublished.)

“Statement at the Independent Jewish Voices Press Conference, Parliament Hill, Ottawa (8 November 2010).”  (Previously unpublished.)

“Defending Critical Research into 9/11.” Online correspondence in Maclean's (26 November to 2 December 2010), http://www.mcleans.ca/education/university/research-grant-to-fund-conspiracy-theories/.

“Media Self-Censorship and the Threat of Government Censorship.” Invited lecture given at the Islamic Society of York Region’s Crescent Centre, Richmond Hill, 14 February 2010.

Panelist, with Manish Raizada (Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph), Byron Sheldrick (Department of Political Science, University of Guelph), Mary Skerrett (Haiti Action Guelph), and Nonita Yap (School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph), Haiti: Responding to the Crisis, University of Guelph, 24 February 2010.

“The Attack on Palestinian Human Rights in Canada.” Invited lecture, Israeli Apartheid Week, University of Guelph, 2 March 2010. (Noted by Kelsey Rideout, “Israeli Apartheid Week at U of G: The campus explores a seemingly never-ending conflict,” The Ontarion [4 March 2010], http://www.theontarion.com/2010/03/israeli-apartheid-week-at-u-of-g/.)

“Criticize Israel—Go to Jail?” Invited lecture given at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (sponsored by Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights [SPHR]), 17 September 2010. (This was the first event in a lecture tour organized by the Seriously Free Speech Committee and co-sponsored by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers [Pacific Region].) 

“Criticize Israel—Go to Jail?” Invited lecture given at Kwantlen Technological University, Vancouver (sponsored by the Department of Criminology), 20 September, 2010.

Seminar on the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism as a threat to free speech, the Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph St., Vancouver (invited by the Vancouver and District Labour Council), 21 September 2010. 

“Criticize Israel—Go to Jail?” Invited lecture given at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus, and at the Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver, 23 September 2010; both events were sponsored by the SFU Public Interest Research Group. A video of the second of these lectures is available at “23 Sept. Public Forum @ SFU in Vancouver: ‘Criticize Israel Go to Jail?’” Working TV, http://www.workingtv.com/2010/criticize-israel.html

“Criticize Israel—Go to Jail?” Invited lecture given at the University of Victoria, David Strong Building C116 (sponsored by the Department of Social Justice Studies), and at BCGEU Hall, 2994 Douglas St., Victoria, 24 September 2010. Similar lectures were given under the same title at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library, 90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo (sponsored by Mid-Islanders for Justice and Peace in the Middle East), and at the Comox United Church, Comox (sponsored by the Comox Valley Peace Group, World Community, Island Word, and Mid-Islanders for Justice and Peace in the Middle East), 25 September 2010. A video of one of these presentations, posted on 29 September 2010, is available at http://www.pasifik.ca/2010/09/; a photograph taken at the Nanaimo talk is posted at http://www.flickr.com/photos/virl/5033886372/in/photostream/.

“Criticize Israel—Go to Jail?” Invited lecture given at the University of Alberta, Telus Building, Rm. 236/238, Edmonton (sponsored by the Palestine Solidarity Network), 27 September 2010.

“Antisemitism Real and Imagined: The Attack on Open Debate and Effective Democratic Discourse.” Invited lecture given at the University of Regina (sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Social Justice, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of International Studies, the School of Journalism, and Professor Shadia Drury, the Canada Research Chair in Social Justice), 28 September 2010.

Invited lectures similar to those noted in the preceding seven items were delivered at the University of Manitoba, 204 University College, and at the University of Winnipeg, Lockhart Hall (sponsored by the University of Winnipeg Department of Politics, the University of Manitoba Department of Labour Studies, Independent Jewish Voices [Winnipeg], Canada-Palestine Support Network [Winnipeg], Students Against Israeli Apartheid [University of Manitoba], and Canadian Dimension Magazine), 29 September 2010. My western Canada lecture tour also involved presentations to groups of Vancouver human rights activists on 16 September 2010 and 22 September 2010; an invited presentation to Professor Malinda Smith’s Global Critical Race Theory seminar at the University of Alberta on 27 September 2010; and an invited presentation to Professor Jackie Kuikman’s Religious Studies: Judaism class at the University of Regina on 28 September 2010.

“Canada / Palestine / Israel.” Invited plenary lecture, Canadian Union of Postal Workers (Central Region) Educational, Cranberry Resort, Collingwood, Ontario, 16 October 2010.

Speaker at Independent Jewish Voices Press Conference, with Diana Ralph (Steering Committee, IJV), and Linda Bélanger (IJV member), in the Charles Lynch Room (130-S, Centre Block), Parliament Hill, Ottawa, at 9:30 a.m., 8 November 2010. The press conference introduced a new video produced by Independent Jewish Voices, Defend Free Speech: The threat is from the new McCarthyism, NOT the new Anti-Semitism (http://ijvcanada.org/racism/new-antisemitism/new-video-on-antisemitism-threat-is-from-the-new-mccarthyism-not-the-new-antisemitism/), featuring statements by human rights lawyers, professors, experts, and activists:  Alex Neve, Trevor Purvis, Terry Greenberg, Brian Campbell, Sid Shniad, Warren Allmand, Michael Keefer, Joanne Naiman, Kevin Neish, Khaled Mouammar, Barbara Jackman, and George Galloway. My statements at the press conference received coverage in Le Devoir, The Toronto Star, The Jewish Chronicle, The Daily Herald-Tribune (Grande Prairie, Alberta), The Hamilton Spectator, and The Kitchener-Waterloo Record

“Antisemitism in Canada, Real and Imagined.” Public lecture, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, introduced by University Professor Emeritus Richard B. Lee, 9 November 2010.

Interview with Barry Shainbaum on the “War on Terror,” Perspectives with Barry Shainbaum (7 March 2010), Faith FM and Hope FM, 94.3 in Kitchener and Woodstock, and Grace FM, 105.9 inLondon, Ontario, http://www.barryshainbaum.com/talkshow_2010.html.  

Interview with Mordecai Briemberg, “Antisemitism: Real and Imagined,” Redeye (Vancouver Community Radio), 14 September 2010. posted at Rabble.ca, http://rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/redeye/2010/09/antisemitism-real-and-imagined.

Interview with Malcolm Azania, “Criticize Israel, go to jail: Professor Michael Keefer analyzes perceived anti-Semitism,” Vue Weekly: Edmonton’s 100% Independent Entertainment Source, Issue #779: 9, 21 September 2010), http://vueweekly.com/front/story/criticize_israel_go_to_jail/.

Interview with Minister Faust [Malcolm Azania], “Michael Keefer on the CPCCA – Ep 2031,” The Terrordome, CJSR News Department, 88.5 FM, 27 September 2010, http://www.cjsr.ualberta.ca/news/news.php?s=terrordome&ep=1877&.

Interview with Mark Hasiuk, “Israel apologists cry wolf with claims of anti-Semitism: Professor’s book exposes ulterior motives of Ottawa group,” Vancouver Courier (27 September 2010), http://www.vancouver.com/Israel+apologists+cry+wolf+with+claims+antisemitism/3587179/story.html.

Interview with Jack Etkin, “Face to Face with Jack Etkin: #46. Professor Michael Keefer: Criticize Israel—Go To Jail?” ICTV Victoria, 7 October 2010, http://www.vimeo.com/15655804.

Interview with Masrour Zoghi, “Seriously Free Speech committee presents Michael Keefer (U of Guelph): Michael Keefer speaks about his book ‘Antisemitism Real and Imagined’.” Vancouver Media Co-op, 11 October 2010, http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/audio/seriously-free-speech-committee-presents-michael-keefer-u-guelph/4808.

Interview with Vincent Tinguely et al., “GroundWire Oct. 12-25: Migrant March / Criticize Israel Go to Jail / Bike Ban at McGill.” Groundwire: Community Radio News, 13 October 2010, http://ncra.dnsalias.com/groundwire/.

Co-signatory with Caroline Lucas, MP and nineteen others, of “Campus concern,” Letter to the editor, The Guardian (18 May 2010), http://defendsussex.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/1718/. (This letter expressed concern over the “intolerance and narrow-mindedness” of the University of Sussex’s management in victimizing six students involved in protesting staff lay-offs.)


“9/11, Torture, and Law.” In Ten Years After 9/11: An Anarchist Evaluation, ed. Michael Truscello, special issue of Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies, 2011.1 (2011): 141-70; available online at http://www.anarchist-developments.org/index.php/adcs/article/view/43/50

“Desperate Imaginings: Rhetoric and Ideology of the ‘New Antisemitism’” / “Fantasie disperate: Retorica e ideologia del ‘Nuovo Antisemitismo’.” Trans. Tiziana Tampinelli. Text, in English and Italian, of my lecture, introduced by Dr. Antonella Castelnuovo (Università della Tuscia / Associazione Italia-Israele [Siena]), given at the Centro Siena-Toronto dell’Università degli Studi di Siena, Bianchi di Sotto, 81, Siena, 9 March 2011. (Printed by the Centro Siena-Toronto, with local distribution only.)   

“Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canadian War Crimes in Afghanistan.” Centre for Research on Globalization (24 April 2011), http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24473.  (Also reproduced online at six other websites.)  

“The F-35A Joint Strike Fighter: ‘A Stealthy Price’ for Canada. Harper’s Stealth Campaign to Purchase Not-So-Stealthy Fighter-Bombers.” Centre for Research on Globalization (27 April 2011), http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24519.  (Also reproduced online at three other websites.)    

“Antisemitism Real and Imagined.” Two invited lectures in London, Ontario: one at University College, University of Western Ontario, 3:00-4:30 p.m., the other in the Wolf Auditorium, London Central Library, 7:30-9:00 p.m., 6 January 2011. A video recording of the latter talk is available in nine parts at “Professor Michael Keefer, Antisemitism real and imagined,” seaFlog (3 February 2011), http://www.seaflog.com/buscar-videos/professor-michael-keefer.html.

“The New McCarthyism in Canada.” Invited lecture, Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Germaniche e Romanze, University of Udine, 2 March 2011.

“Free Speech Campaign,” seminar for the Independent Jewish Voices 2011 AGM Program, C.E.D.A., 2515 Rue Delisle, Montréal, 17-19 June 2011.

Interview with Karen Macintosh on the Report of the Inquiry Panel: Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism, “Mud and Water,” CKUW 95.9 FM, Winnipeg, 25 July 2011, http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/53438

Co-moderator (with Professor Matthew Witt, Laverne University) of The International Hearings on the Events of September 11, 2011 [The Toronto Hearings], Ryerson University, 8-11 September 2011.


“What must be said,” by Günter Grass, translation by Michael Keefer and Nica Mintz of Grass’s “Was gesagt werden muss.” PULSE (7 April 2012), http://pulsemedia.org/2012/04/07/what-must-be-said/.  (Also reproduced online at twenty-six other websites in April 2012.)

“Words were misinterpreted.” Ottawa Citizen (14 March 2012), http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Words+were+misinterpreted/6297753/story.html [a response to Terry Glavin, “The pseudo-left marches away from reason” (8 March 2012)]; abbreviated version published by the Vancouver Sun as “Attack on critics of Israel distorts, ignores facts” (14 March 2012), available at http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Attack+critics+Israel+distorts+ignores+facts/6298790/story/html.  (Text and related correspondence published at my website as “Responding to Terry Glavin's Smear.”)

“From Media Lies to Hot War: U.S.-Israeli Threats Against Iran and the Geopolitics of World War 3.” Reel Activism Series (10 February 2012), Bloor Street United Church, Toronto. Available online at Youtube (12 February 2012), “1/2 Prof. Michael Keefer on ‘Media Lies to Hot War’ US-Israeli Threats Against Iran – 10Feb2012,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRsy_G9b-8k&feature=related; “2/2 Prof. Michael Keefer on ‘Media Lies to Hot War’ US-Israeli Threats Against Iran – 10Feb2012,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaWsT_mwxqo&feature=related; and “Q&A with Professor Michael Keefer on ‘Media Lies to Hot War’ 10Feb2012-English,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_GGAfEFfXE&feature=related.

“‘Dark Hope’: The Resistance to War and Ethnic Cleansing in Israel/Palestine.” Invited lecture, Israeli Apartheid Week, University of Guelph (7 March 2012). 

“Democracy in Peril.” Public lecture, White Rose Coffeehouse, Walkerton, Ontario (23 May 2102).


“Cornelius Agrippa’s Double Presence in the Faustian Century.” In The Faustian Century: German Literature and Culture in the Age of Luther and Faustus, ed. Andrew Weeks and James Van der Laan. New York: Camden House, 2013. 67-91.

Review of Mathew R. Martin, ed., The Jew of Malta. Christopher Marlowe (Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2012). Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme 36.3 (Summer 2013), 193-95.  (Available online at https://www.decolonization.org/index.php/renref/article/view/20562.)

“The Toronto Transit Commission vs. International Law.” Independent Jewish Voices Canada (2 November 2013), http://www.ijvcanada.org.  (Also published as “Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Rejects Ads Concerning the 'Disappearance of Palestine'.” Centre for Research on Globalization (2 November 2013), http://www.globalresearch.ca/toronto-transit-commission-ttc-rejects-ads-concerning-the-disappearance-of-palestine/5356515.)

“Noam Chomsky: Indigenous people 'are the ones taking the lead in trying to protect all of us'.” Two Row Times (5 November 2013): 8, http://www.tworowtimes.com/news/national/noam-chomsky-indigenous-people-are-in-the-lead/. Also published as “Noam Chomsky: Harper energy policies are destroying the environment 'as fast as possible'.” The Canadian Charger (5 November 2013), http://www.thecanadiancharger.com/page.php?id=5&a=1630.  (Also reproduced online at two other websites.)

“Canada's Problems with the Law.” Two Row Times (20 November 2013): 7, http://www.tworowtimes.com/opinions/opinion/canadas-problems-with-the-law/.  (Also published as “Canadian Justice, the Rule of Law and the Rob Ford Affair.” Centre for Research on Globalization (18 November 2013), http://www.globalresearch.ca/scandal-and-political-impasse-in-toronto-canadian-justice-and-the-rob-ford-affair/5358566.)

“Justice and Legality: The Sisters of Antigone.” Two Row Times (25 December 2013): 7, http://www.tworowtimes.com/opinions/opinion/justice-legality-sisters-antigone/.

“WHO report on Iraqi birth defects a whitewash.” Interview with Jane Williams, Redeye, Vancouver Cooperative Radio, CFRO 100.5 FM (5 October 2013, 9:05-9:20 a.m. Pacific Time).  (Podcast available at Rabble.ca [6 October 2013], http://rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/redeye/2013/10/who-report-on-iraqi-birth-defects-whitewash.)

“The case against backing Syria strike. Re: 'Assad is testing us, Baird warns,' Sept. 8.” Lead letter, Toronto Star (10 September 2013).  (Available online at http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editors/2013/09/10/the_case_against_backing_syria_strike.html.) 

“Introducing Harry Fear.” Introduction to a talk by the Gaza-based English journalist, “Reporting Aggression in Gaza,” Ed Video Gallery, 40 Baker St., Guelph (7 January 2013).

“Sabotaging Democracy: 'Robocall Vote Suppression in Canada's May 2, 2011 General Election.” Invited lecture presented to the Toronto Branch, Council of Canadians, Toronto City Hall (6 February 2013). 

“Lawrence of Arabia and Mythmaking.” Public lecture in the Revue Cinema's Reel History series, High Park Public Library, Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto (15 August 2013).

“9/11 and the Fictions of the National Security State.” Public lecture, together with a lecture under the same title by Professor Graeme MacQueen, Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto, 100 St. George Street (28 September 2013); partial video recording available at “9/11 in Academia: Anthrax, Tom Clancy, and the Fictions of the National Security State,” YouTube (22 October 2013), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfFoKljXSFQ.

“Canada in Haiti: A Good Samaritan, or Bandit?” Invited talk, Don Heights Unitarian Congregation, 18 Wynford Drive, Toronto (3 November 2013). 

Co-signatory, with Muhsin Al-Sabbak (Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Al Basrah Maternity Hospital) and 56 others, of “A Call to Release the WHO Report on Iraqi Birth Defects.” ZNet (18 May 2013), http://www.zcommunications.org/a-call-to-release-the-who-report-on-iraqi-birth-defects-by-multiple-authors.html. [I am also a co-signatory, with more than 50 others, of a follow-up letter, dated 22 July 2013, addressed to the WHO and the Iraqi Ministry of Health.]


“Criminalizing Criticism of Israel in Canada: A Hate-Propaganda Trojan Horse in Bill C-13,” Seriously Free Speech Committee (6 April 2014), http://seriouslyfreespeech.ca/2014/04/sfsc-article-bill-c-13-criminalizing-criticism-of-israel-in-canada/. Also published at Independent Jewish Voices Canada (30 April 2014), http://ijvcanada.org/2014/michael-keefer-criminalizing-criticism-of-israel-a-hate-propaganda-trojan-horse-in-bill-c-13/.  A version of this article was published as “Criminalizing Criticism of Israel in Canada: Bill C-13, A 'Digital Trojan Horse for the Surveillance State'.” Centre for Research on Globalization (2 April 2014), http://www.globalresearch.ca/criminalizing-criticism-of-israel-in-canada/5376306

“Criminalizzazione della critica d'Israele in Canada.” Trans. Oscar Mina. Eurasia: Rivista di Studi Geopolitici (17 maggio 2014), http://www.eurasia-rivista.org/criminalizzazione-della-critica-disraele-in-canada/21625/.

Review of Noah Richler, What We Talk About When We Talk About War (Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane, 2012). University of Toronto Quarterly 83.2 (Spring 2014): 410-11.

Review of Edward Goldberg, Jews and Magic in Medici Florence: The Secret World of Benedetto Blanis (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011). Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 37.2 (2014): 171-73.

“Professor Michael Keefer's Letter In Support of BDS To President Wildeman” Illegitimate pressure on the University of Windsor Student Union over BDS.” Independent Jewish Voices Canada (13 March 2014), http://www.ijvcanada.org/2014/prof-michael-keefers-letter-to-u-of-windsor-president/.

“Law and Order, Mr Harper? First, Let's Put an End to Tory Election Fraud.” Two Row Times (16 April 2014): 8, 18, http://www.tworowtimes.com/news/regional/law-and-order-mr-harper-first-lets-put-an-end-to-election-fraud/.

“Evidence of Conservative Electoral Fraud: Sorry, Pierre Poilièvre, the Barn Door is Open.”  (Previously unpublished.)

“Prof. Michael Keefer: The So-Called War on Terror is a Criminal Fraud.” Online interview with Kourosh Ziabari. Fars News Agency (26 May 2014), http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930228001613

The Honouring: Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Performs at Chiefswood.” Two Row Times (18 June 2014), http://www.tworowtimes.com/arts-and-culture/the-honouring-kahawi-dance-theatre-performs-at-chiefswood.

Interviewed by Michael Welch, together with Yves Engler and Richard Sanders, “Through Fire and Water: Canada Backs Israeli Apartheid,” Global Research News Hour Episode 55, broadcast on CKUW 95.9 FM, Winnipeg, and the Progressive Radio Network in the US,; available at the Centre for Research on Globalization (25 February 2014), http://www.globalresearch.ca/through-fire-and-water-canada-backs-israeli-apartheid/5370303.

Interviewed by Adam A. Donaldson on the 'robocalls' scandal, “Guelph Politicast #2.5 – Michael Keefer, U of G Prof,” Guelph Politico (5 March 2014), http://www.guelphpolitico.blogspot.ca/2014/03/guelph-politicast-25-michael-keefer-u.html.

Interview-based article by Rob O'Flanagan, “Guelph academic preparing book on robocalling in the 2011 federal election,” Guelph Mercury (5 March 2014), http://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/4397814-guelph-academic-preparing-book-on-robocalling-in-the-2011-federal-election/.

“Sabotaging Democracy: Michael Keefer, The 2011 Robocall Fraud.” Interview with Jan Hall on the 'robocalls' scandal, “Beyond the Ballot Box,” CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph (6 March 2014), http://www.beyondtheballotbox.ca/featured/sabotaging-democracy

“Canada's Complicity in Israel's Oppression of the Palestinians.” Invited lectures, Israeli Apartheid Week, Carleton University, Ottawa (6 March 2014), and University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario (10 March 2014).

“Sabotaging Democracy: 'Robocall' Vote Suppression in Canada's 2011 Election.” Public lecture, sponsored by Guelph OPIRG and introduced by Professor Tim Mau of the Department of Political Science, University of Guelph (13 March 2014). Reported in “U of G Local Professor Writing 'Robocall' Book,” The Fountain Pen: Guelph's On-Line Newspaper (7 April 2014), http://www.thefountainpen.com/s/showstory?id=12348

Co-signatory, with 745 others, of Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish et al. ['Canadians for Justice and Human Rights in Gaza'], “Open Letter to Prime Minister Harper, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, and Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau: The partisan approach to Gaza is a discredit to Canada.” Globe and Mail (24 July 2014), http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/letter-to-ottawa-partisan-approach-to-gazais-a-discredit-to-canada/article19737495/.

“Getting the Message Out on Palestine.” Educational Seminar on International Day of Al-Quds 2014, CASMO (Canadian Shia Muslims Organization), in conjunction with the Annual CASMO Iftaar Dinner, Toronto (25 July 2014). Given together with a parallel talk by Dr. Atif A. Kubursi, Professor Emeritus, McMaster University.      

“Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the Integrity of Democratic Elections.” Invited lecture presented under the auspices of the Associazione CanaDiana, Siena, with Joseph Ingram, former president of the North-South Institute, as respondent (8 October 2014), and of the Dipartimento di Lingue e Lettere of the University of Udine (13 October 2014).

“Canada, Palestine, Israel.” Invited lecture, Ottawa Middle East Discussion Group, Fu River Restaurant, 2583 Carling Ave., Ottawa (27 November 2014).


Hard Truths for Canada about Israel and Palestine. Toronto: Le Tonnelier Media, 2015.  Published in association with ColdType.net. vi + 137 pp. 

“Impending Threat to Canadian Democracy: Harper Government's 'Anti-Terrorism Act' isn't about Terrorism, it's a Torture Act.” Centre for Research on Globalization (11 March 2015), http://www.globalresearch.ca/impending-threat-to-canadian-democracy-harper-governments-anti-terrorism-act-isnt-about-terrorism-its-a-torture-act/5435766. Also published as “Harper's anti-terrorism act is a torture act,” Rabble.ca (13 March 2015), http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2015/03/harpers-anti-terrorism-act-torture-act; and as “From terror to torture: Michael Keefer on the darker side of Canada's new Terrorism Act, with photographs from Canada's March 14 national day of protest,” ColdType (April 2015): 10-15, http://coldtype.net/Assets.15/pdfs/ColdType.0415.pdf.

“State Crimes Against Democracy and Canada's 2011 General Election.” Centre for Research on Globalization (13 March 2015), http://www.globalresearch.ca/state-crimes-against-democracy-and-canadas-2011-general-election/5436372.

“The Triple Victimization of Omar Khadr.” ColdType 98 (Mid-May 2015): 28-31, http://coldtype.net/Assets.15/pdfs/CT98.MayBonus.pdf.

“On October 19 vote NDP, Michael Keefer urges Canadians.” The Canadian Charger (14 July 2015), http://www.thecanadiancharger.com/page.php?id=5&a=1892.

“Hard Truths for Canada about Israel and Palestine.” Invited lecture, Ottawa Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Ave., Ottawa (6 January 2015).

“Vote Suppression in Canada: The Crime and the Cover-up.” Invited lecture, sponsored by Democracy Probe International and the Council of Canadians, McMaster University Health Science Centre, 1A4, Hamilton (12 January 2015).

Interview on electoral fraud with Adam Donaldson and Scotty Hertz McWhinnie, Open Sources Guelph, CFRU 93.3FM (22 January 2015).

“The Big Picture.” Keynote address, The Robocall Scandal: A Community Town Hall, organized by Fair Vote Guelph, The Council of Canadians (Guelph Chapter), Guelph Solar, and St. James Anglican Church Social Justice Committee, St. James the Apostle Church, 86 Glasgow St. N., Guelph (25 January 2015). Available online at Adam Donaldson, “Robocall Townhall Shows Community Still Worried,” Guelph Politico (25 January 2015), http://guelphpolitico.blogspot.ca/2015/01/robocall-townhall-shows-community-still.html#more; also available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0HLMqdTLGl. A video of the entire event is available at “Fair Vote Guelph: The Robocall Scandal—Town Hall (January 2015),” YouTube (1 February 2015), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COKj7C0cCaM.

“The Drift Towards Genocide in Palestine.” Invited talk, Don Heights Unitarian Congregation, 18 Wynford Drive, Toronto (14 June 2015). 

“Palestinians Are Not Alone.” Invited talk for the eve of Al-Quds Day 2015, CASMO (Canadian Shia Muslims Organization), in conjunction with the Annual CASMO Iftaar Dinner, Toronto (10 July 2015).

“Canada's Big Terrorist Tent.” Interview with Ann Garrison on the Harper government's Anti-Terrorism Act, KPFA Pacifica News, FM 94.1 (14 March 2015), audio and transcript available at http://www.anngarrison.com/audio/2015/03/14/557/canadas-big-terrorist-tent. The interview and transcript were also published at Ann Garrison, “A terrorist under every bed in Canada,” San Francisco Bay View: National Black Newspaper (16 March 2015), http://sfbayview.com/2015/03/a-terrorist-under-every-bed-in-canada/.