Talks

Talks, Conferences, and Podcasts

“Pamuk and Faulkner on Writing Global Literary History.” Modern Language Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA. Upcoming 8 January 2017.

“Populations, Statistics, and the Midcentury Theory of the Novel.” Modernist Studies Association Conference. Pasadena, CA. Upcoming 19 November 2016.

Seminar on “Modernism v. Modernity.” Modernist Studies Association Conference. Pasadena, CA. 19 November 2016.

“Race, Phenomenology, and O’Connor’s Short Fiction.” Society for the Study of the American Short Story. A Symposium of the American Literature Association. Savannah, GA. Upcoming 22 October 2016.

Chair, “Contemporary Writers.” Society for the Study of the American Short Story. A Symposium of the American Literature Association. Savannah, GA. Upcoming 21 October 2016.

“Mergers and Acquisitions: Postwar Business Fiction, Management Theory, and the American Kafka.” Americanist Speakers Series. Durham, NC. 24 March 2016.

“Aggregation, Public Criticism, and the ‘Big Data’ Humanities.” Invited Presentation at the University of Pennsylvania’s WORD LAB.  8 March 2016.

“Postwar Aggregate Data and the Rise of Public Criticism.” Special Session on “Prehistories of the Digital Humanities.” Modern Language Association Conference. 8 January 2016.

Chair, “Nabokov on Politics.” Affiliated panel for the International Vladimir Nabokov Society. South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference. Durham, NC. 14 November 2015.

The Future of Graduate Studies in the Humanities.” Podcast. 18 April 2014.

American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street.” Podcast. January 2014.

Chair, “Forms of Reading, Forms of Life.” Two Sessions of a Special Panel on the Ethics of Reading. SAMLA Conference. Atlanta, GA. 8-10 November 2013.

Chair, “Cormac McCarthy and Modernity.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference. Boston, MA. 22 March 2013.

“Losing One’s Self: Aesthetics, Politics, and Humanism in Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’ and Ellison’s Invisible Man.” SAMLA Conference. Durham, NC. 10 November 2012.

“Forgetting the Future of the South in O’Connor’s ‘A Late Encounter with the Enemy’ and Welty’s The Ponder Heart.” SAMLA Conference. Durham, NC. 9 November 2012.

Young Scholars Workshop. PAL (Philosophy, Arts, and Literature), Duke University. Durham, NC. 5-6 April 2012.

“Cormac McCarthy’s American West, MacIntyre’s Modernity, and the Tragic Origins of Violence.” (Seminar) NeMLA Conference. Rochester, NY. 18 March 2012.