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Fall 2017

Laura McGrath, “Agented Fiction.” ASAP/9: Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present. Oakland, CA. October 2017.
Cody Mejeur, “[[Enter Twine’d]]: Linking Teaching and Learning through Hypertext” roundtable. HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) 2017. Orlando, FL. November 2017
Jonathan Thurston, "Non nobis: Bees and Apiculture in Paradise Lost." John Milton Conference. University of Alabama-Birmingham. October 2017.
Sean Guynes, "Punking Science Fiction: Silkpunk and the Aesthetics of Generic Dissent." ASA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. November 2017
Sean Guynes, panel organizer and chair. Science Fiction and Dissent. ASA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. November 2017
Mashya Boon, "The Science-Fiction of the Human Self." Brave New World. Leiden, The Netherlands. November 2017

Spring 2017

Jessica Kane, "Power and Narrative Authority in Austen's Persuasion" at American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS)
Sean Guynes, "Science Fiction and the Limits of Counterculture." Modern Language Association. Philadelphia, PA. January 2017.
Laura McGrath, “Digital Holland and Community-based DH.” Modern Language Association. Philadelphia, PA. January 2017.
Laura McGrath, “Inside Baseball: Agents and their Books in the Literary Field.” Post45 Graduate Symposium. Berkeley, CA. February 2017.
 

Fall 2016

Steven Ambrose, "The Birth of the Lesbian Novel." Modernist Studies Association. Pasadena, CA. November 2016.
Anna Green, "Assembling the Bowery: Mina Loy and the Failure of Compartmentalization." Modernist Studies Association. Pasadena, CA. November 2016.
Laura McGrath, "The Armed Services Editions and the Making of Vernacular Modernism." Modernist Studies Association. Pasadena, CA. November 2016.
Kylene Cave, "Mysterious Memories: Revisionary Memory and Environments of Recall in The Santa Klaus Murder." Midwest Popular Culture Association. Chicago, IL. October 2016
Sean Guynes, "Franchise Anxieties, the Eighties Comic-Book Scene, and Crisis on Infinite Earths." Midwest Popular Culture Association. Chicago, IL. October 2016.
Bria Harper, "Rooted in the Margins: The Survivance Writings of Black Women." Celebrating African American Literature and Language. State College, PA. October 2016.
Briona Jones, "Rooted in the Margins: The Survivance Writings of Black Women." Celebrating African American Literature and Language. State College, PA. October 2016.
Zachary Kruse, "Corrupt Drives and Nightmare Dimensions: Ditko's Dark Karma." Midwest Popular Culture Association. Chicago, IL. October 2016.
Kara Pernicano, "The Monstrous-Feminine Adolescent Gaze in The Diary of a Teenage Girl." Midwest Popular Culture Association. Chicago, IL. October 2016.
Joshua Wucher, "Toward Aesthetic Fidelity: Compositing the Comics Page on Screen in Contemporary Action Film Adaptations." Film and History Conference. Milwaukee, WI. October 2016.
Cody Mejeur, “Twine, Personal Narratives, and Community in the Classroom”. Meaningful Play 2016. Michigan State University. October 2016.
Cody Mejeur, “A Narrative of One’s Own: Twine and Community in the Classroom”. Network Detroit 2016. Wayne State University. September 2016.
Justin Wigard, "Is That Real or is it Just in My Head? Both?: Chronotopal Representations of Patriarchal Villainy and the Feminist Antihero in Marvel’s Jessica Jones." Midwest Popular Culture Association. October 2016.
Justin Wigard, "The Visual Phenomenology of Pizza Dog: Subversion of Traditional Superhero Narrativity through Phenomenological Visual Rhetoric." Midwest Popular Culture Association. October 2016. 

Summer 2016

Asif Iqbal, "The Diviant Women of Color in Black Skin White Masks and the Docile Domestic Women in Beyond a Boundary: A Critical Aanalysis of Heteropatriarchy in Frantz Fanon and C.L.R. James." Caribbean Philosophical Association. Storrs, CT. June 2016.
Cody Mejeur, “Cognitive Intersections: Meeting Narrative, Semiotics, and Neuroscience in Video Game Characters”. International Conference on Narrative 2016. University of Amsterdam. June 2016.
Cody Mejeur, “Getting a Grip on Neuroaesthetics: An interdisciplinary fMRI study of pleasure and affect in poetry”. Cognitive Futures in the Humanities 2016 Conference. University of Helsinki, Finland. June 2016.
Cody Mejeur, “Playing with Digital Meaning: Video Games, Narrative, Cognition”. Cognition and Digitisation: Joint Futures for the Humanities? Workshop, Cognitive Futures in the Humanities 2016 Conference. University of Helsinki, Finland. June 2016.
Cody Mejeur, “Let’s Play: Gaming Podcasts, Videos, and Streams as Collective Narratives”. HASTAC 2016 Conference. Arizona State University. May 2016.

Spring 2016

Hanan Aly, “Dispossession and the Aesthetics of Resistance in Nina Bouraoui’s Tomboy.” African Literature Association Conference 2016. Kennesaw University and Emory University. Atlanta, GA. April 2016.
Hannah Allen, "On Common Ground: Teaching the Hollywood Blockbuster.” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Hartford, Connecticut. March 2016.
Sean Guynes, “Trans Narrative and DC Comics's Camelot 3000 (1982-1985).” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia. March 2016.
Amber True, "The Poetics of Faith: George Herbert and the Failures of Articulation." Shakespeare Association of America Annual Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana. March 2016
David Watson, “Postcoloniality at the Circus; or, the Circus of Postcoloniality.” PCA/ACA. Seattle, Washington. March 2016.
Lance Conley, “(Post)Modern City Space in John Hawkes' ‘The Cannibal’ and Thomas Pynchon's ‘Gravity's Rainbow’.” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Hartford, Connecticut. March 2016.
Jessica Kane, “Could I have Read Your Feelings': Mind-Reading, Mind-Writing, and Narrative Authority in Austen's ‘Persuasion’.” British Women Writers Conference. Athens, Georgia. March 2016.
Rebecca Fussell, “'100% Self-Sustainable': DeGenderizing the Flesh in Pumzi (2010).” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCA/ACA). Seattle, Washington. March 2016.
Joshua Wucher, “Traumatic Terrors and Modern Shocks in James Whale's ‘Frankenstein’.” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCA/ACA). Seattle, Washington. March 2016.
Abdulhamit Arvas, “Abducted Boys and Objects of Desire.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana. March 2016.
Patrick Prominski, “Seasoning and Snakebites: The Rise of the Medical Professional, 1815-18”. C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. State College, Pennsylvania. March 2016.
Danielle Schwartz, “Stepps Ain't No Square Dance: Blackness and New Genders in Save the Last Dance” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCA/ACA). Seattle, Washington. March 2016.
Samuel Saldivar, “Enstranged Latinidad: Paratextual Re-Imaginations of Comic Character in Django Zorro”. 3rd International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference. Galway, Ireland. March 2016.
Jennifer Royston, “I'll drown my book: Leveraging Digital Learning Environments when Teaching Renaissance Literature.” Modern Language Association. Austin, Texas. January 2016.
Abdulhamit Arvas, “Cross-Cultural Homoeroticism before Orientalism” in Special Session: “Language, Visuality, and the Homoerotics of Orientalism.” Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention. Austin, Texas. January 2016.
Jennifer Royston, “Reading Habits of Non-majors in Digital Learning Environments.” Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention. Austin, Texas. January 2016.

Fall 2015

Steven Ambrose, “Brought to Life: the ‘Lesbian’ in Natalie Clifford Barney’s The One Who is Legion.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers. Philadelphia, PA. August 2015.
Anna Green, “Farming, Architectural Instability, and Maya Deren's Synthetic Reality.” Modernist Studies Assoc. Boston, Massachusetts. November 2015.
Laura McGrath, "Modernism in Vogue." Modernist Studies Assoc. Boston, Massachusetts. November 2015.
Leila Tarakji, “Passeurs across Time and Space: Transnational Poetics of Muslim American Poetry.” Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado. November 2015. 

Spring 2015

Steven Ambrose, “Ravaged Spaces: Same-Sex Desire in Violette Leduc’s Thérèse et Isabelle.” Lesbian Lives Conference. Brighton, U.K. February 2015.
Lance Conley, “’Come on, Jules. Life is Risk’:  Neoliberal Horror in The Cabin in the Woods.” Southwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 2015.
Katie Greulich, “A Magic of Pau(w)ses: Marianne Moore’s Neural Sublime.” American Literature Association Annual Conference, Boston, 2015.
Laura McGrath, “Fidgety Thinkership,” in Special Session, "Weird Media." The Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention. Vancouver, Canada. January 2015.
Jennifer RoystonCampaspe’s Antithetical Prose: ‘Honoured, not Obtained; Painted, not Possessed.’” The Shakespeare Association of America, Vancouver, Canada. April 2015.