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Conference Presentations

Modernist Studies Association, Boston, MA (November 2015)Women’s Writing in the WWII Era          

ContagionGlendale, AZ (October 2015)          

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Conference, Moscow, Idaho (June 2015)“Careful Spontaneity as Ethical Witnessing in Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘Pink Dog’”

Modernist Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA (November 2014)Seminar Topic: Documentary, Networks, Modernism  

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Conference, Lawrence, KS (May 2013)“‘Remembering It All Wrong’: Ecotourism, Memory, and Environmental Justice in Elizabeth Bishop’s Brazil Poems”

American Literature Association (ALA) Conference, Boston, MA (May 2013)“From Playing Voyeur to Bearing Witness: Shreve’s Role as a Secondary Witness in Absalom, Absalom!”

Southwest English Symposium, Tempe, AZ (February 2013)“‘His House is a Dead Thing’: The Slow Violence of Environmental Exclusion in Jean Toomer’s Cane”

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Off-Year Symposium, Juneau, AK (June 2012)“A Geography of Activism: The Transnational Implications of America’s North vs. South Narrative”

American Literature Association (ALA) Conference, San Francisco, CA(May 2012)“‘The Whole Valley is Witness’: Crossing Boundaries in Muriel Rukeyser’s ‘The Book of the Dead.’”

Modernist Studies Association, Buffalo, NY (October 2011)Seminar Topic: Women’s Documentary Forms

South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA (November 2009)““Taking Off Our Masks”: An Examination of the Homosexual Self in Frank O’Hara’s Cold War Poetry”

Modern Language Association, San Francisco, CA (December 2008)“Existing Between the Poles: The Folkloric Tradition of Maternal Abjection and the Ideal Black Community in Gayl Jones’ Corregidora and Song for Anninho”

South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Louisville, KY (November 2008)“Constructing Identity Through Joe DiMaggio: Culture and Class in The Old Man and the Sea”

ASLE Conference: Lawrence, Kansas. 2013.

ALA Conference: Boston, Mass. 2013.

ASLE Off-Year Symposium: Juneau, Alaska. 2012.