Conferences & Lectures

Recent and upcoming conference presentations and public lectures:


Apr 5, 2019: The Mediated Text Symposium, Loughborough London Campus, London, UK. 
  • Invited speaker for "Reflective Texts" panel. 
Nov 17, 2018: Modernity: a Global Update: A Cross-Disciplinary Symposium, Seminole State College, Florida, USA
  • Invited speaker for "Modernity As We Know It" panel. 
Nov 8-11, 2018: Modernist Studies Association (MSA) 2018 Conference: Graphic Modernisms, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
  • Invited speaker for the "Recognizing Genre, Generating Readers: Graphics, 1930s Print Culture, and the Everyday" panel.
    My presentation is titled “Between America and Japan: Ezra Pound, Katue Kitasono, and Transnational Image Poems.”
    Panelists include Pat Collier (Ball State-Panel Organizer) and Kristin Bluemel (Monmouth University).
  • Seminar participant for "Theorizing Cinema Before World War II". Seminar leaders: Ryan Friedman and Margaret Flinn, The Ohio State University.
    My seminar paper title: "H. D., Bryher, and The American-Russian-Asian Film Network."
Nov 2-4, 2018: South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 2018 Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. 
  • Invited speaker for The Joseph Conrad Society's "Glamour of All Work" panel.
    My presentation is on "Being 'American': the Harlem Renaissance, Joseph Conrad, and Little Magazines."
    Panelists include David Mulry (CCGA-Panel Organizer), Lisa Schneider-Rebozo (University of Wisconsin), and Chris Cairney and Donald Simmons (Middle Georgia State University).
June 13-16, 2018: The Third International Conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies (SEM): Modernist Objects,  Le Sorbonne, Paris, France.
  • Speaker for the "Book and Magazine Materiality" panel.
    My talk explored "
    The Periodical as Metaobject: A Comparison of British, American, and Caribbean Modernisms."
    Other panelists were Benoît Tadié (Panel Chair-Université Rennes 2) and Steven D. Paschall (Université de Lorraine). 
Aug. 10-13, 2017: Modernist Studies Association (MSA) 2017 Conference: Modernism Today, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
  •  Seminar Organizer for "The Future of Modern Periodical Studies" International Seminar. Participants: Pat Collier, Cliff Wulfman (Princeton), Faye Hammill (Glasgow), Geoffrey Bender (SUNY Cortland), Eric White (Oxford Brookes), Dathalinn O'Dea (Boston College), Erin McClenathan (University of Georgia), Tekla Mecsnober (University of Groningen), and Maggie De Gasperi (Frankfurt University). Papers explored and theorized periodicals from diverse perspectives including art history, typography, political discourse, archival challenges, digital humanities, language acquisition, and the possibility of establishing an international Periodical Studies Cooperative.
  • Invited speaker on the "Modernist Remakings" panel. Chaired and organized by Faye Hammill (University of Glasgow). The topic of my talk was "Modernist Periodicals Today: Reinvention, Remediation, and Revision." I argued that the Computer Systems Theory concept of versioning offers ways of visualizing how new magazines recycle older forms of art, especially the retro 1920/30s tourism posters by Tom Purvis.