Presentations & Workshops

PUBLIC TALKS

January 20, 2017. 8pm. Moderator, “Jordan Matter and Dancers,” The National Arts Club, NY.

February 17, 2016. 8pm. Moderator, “Art & Sex & Business,” The National Arts Club, NY.

March 10, 2015. 8pm. Moderator for a panel on Bushwick Art Scene. The National Arts Club, NY.

November 4, 2014. 8pm. “Location, location, location: Art and Real Estate in New York City.” Interview with art writer Ann Fensterstock. The National Arts Club, NY..

September 17, 2014. 2pm. “On Plato’s Republic Bks. 6-8, 10” Lecture for Texts and Ideas: This World and The Next, College Core Curriculum Course at New York University, New York, NY.

September 9, 2014. 8pm. “The Literary Enchantment of Charles Finch,” a conversation with the author. The National Arts Club, NY.

June 25, 2014. 8pm. “A True Version of Mishka Shubaly,” a conversation with the author. The National Arts Club, NY.

May 5, 2015. 3pm. “On Shakespeare’s The Tempest” Lecture for Texts and Ideas: Antiquity and the Renaissance, College Core Curriculum Course at New York University, New York, NY.

December 7, 2013. 7pm. “We Are Who We Say We Are.” Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

WORKSHOPS

“Writing the College Application Essay.” Every summer, July 2013-ongoing. Summerfuel at Columbia University.

Workshop. November 11-12, 2010. “Basic Writing for the Professional Artist.” West Dean College, University of Sussex, England.

ACADEMIC PANELS

Panel Chair or Commentator:

2018    Commentator for “The Subject of Women in Proust.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh, PA, April 12-15.

2017    Commentator for “Visuality and Violence: Scopic Regimes in the Age of the War on Terror.” American Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 9-12.

2012    “Reshaping Change: The Language and Literature of Opportunity,” American Comparative Literature Association, Providence, Rhode Island, March 29-April 1.

2011    “Desire in Medieval Romance,” Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference –– Desire: From Eros to Eroticism, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY, November 10-11.

2011    “Irony and the Modernist Aesthetic,” Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference –– Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY, February 24-25.

Panel Presentations:

2017    “Shifting Textual Authorities in the Museum,” Panel: Literature, Theory and the Interarts, American Comparative Literature Association, Utrecht, July 6-9. Submitted talk; not present.

2017    “Analogies in Art Writing,” Panel: Art in the Expanded Field, College Art Association, New York, NY, Feb 15-18.

2016    “If You See Something, Say Something,” Panel: Words & Images: Teaching Across Disciplines and Cultures, NorthEast Modern Language Association, Hartford, CT , March 20.

2016    “The Imaginative Fiction of Coleridge’s ‘On the Imagination’,” Panel: On the Imagination and Art, American Comparative Literature Association, Cambridge, MA, March 17-19.

2015    “Art Writing and Conversational Theory,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 30-May 3.

2015    “Paradigms of Criticism” (roundtable) Northeast Modern Language Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 30-May 3.

2014    “A Force Illegible: The City and the Imagination in Charles Simic’s Dime Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell,” Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY, November 17-8.

2014    “Classical Capital in Renaissance Ekphrasis,” American Comparative Literature Association, New York, NY, March 20-23.

2013    “The Ekphrastic Landscape of Williams Carlos Williams’ Grammar: Looking at “Pictures from Brueghel,” Modern Language Association, Boston, MA, January 3-6.

2012    “Ways of Being: John Berger’s Ways of Seeing Now,” Ways of Seeing John Berger Conference, King’s College London & British Library, London, UK, September 6-8.

2012    “Displaced Knowledge: The Language of Borders in Leonora Carrington’s Down Below,” Displaced Women: Multilingual Narratives of Migration in Europe Conference, Glasgow Women’s Library, Ireland, March 28-30.

2012    “Leonora Carrington In/Sanity, Storied Self-Discovery,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Rochester, NY, March 15-18.

2011    “What’s in a Name? Lyotard’s The Post-Modern Condition,” Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, Imperial College, London, UK, June 18-20.

2011    “Gender-Based Arguments, Hitchens and Feminist Pedagogy,” (roundtable) Northeast Modern Language Association, New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-9.

2011    “The Initial Border of Knowledge: Leonora Carrington’s Journey to and from Down Below,” Northeast Modern Language Association, New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-9.

2011    “A Practical Literature: Manifesto as a Source of Intellectual Engagement,” American Comparative Literature Association, Vancouver, Canada, March 31-April 2.

2010    “A Manifesto Against Children-Yes, Yours too!” Yale Graduate Conference: Cuteness, or The Pragmatics of Diminution, Yale, New Haven, CT, December 3.

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