Conferences

“The Ritornati: Migration and Remigration in Sciascia’s ‘The Long Crossing’ and Tucci’s Big Night.” Italian American Studies Association Annual Conference. California State University, Long Beach, CA. November 3-5, 2016.

“The Ruins of the Future:  Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg’s Adaptation, and Gerhard Richter’s October 18, 1977.”  Melancholia:  Imaging the End of the World.  Philipps University, Marburg and Central Connecticut State University.  Marburg, Germany.  June 5-7, 2013.  Melancholia Conference Poster.

“September 11, 1901:  Terrorism and Transnational Politics in Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day.”  American Literature Association Annual Conference.  San Francisco, CA.  May 24-27, 2012.

“Everything that Rises Must Converge:  DeLillo’s Post-9/11 War Trilogy.”  “Riddled with Epiphanies”:  DeLillo, New York.  College of Mount Saint Vincent and the DeLillo Society.  Bronx, NY.  April 20-21, 2012.

“The Politics of Narrative in J. M. Coetzee’s Diary Of A Bad Year.”  International Conference on Narrative.  International Society for the Study of Narrative.  Las Vegas, NV.  March 15-17, 2012.

“A Tissue of Quotation:  (Post)Modern Poetry and the Body.”  Modernist Studies Association Conference.  Buffalo, NY.  October 6-9, 2011.

“The Transnational Politics of ‘World Anarchism’ in Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day.”  Popular Culture and American Culture Associations National Conference.  Literature and Politics Session Chair.  San Antonio, TX.  April 20-23, 2011.

“A Terrible Thing, But You Have to Look at It:  Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and the Age of Terror.”  Popular Culture and American Culture Associations National Conference.  Literature and Politics Session Chair.  St. Louis, MO.  March 31-April 3, 2010.

“In the Recliner:  The Toxicology of Television in Curtis White’s Memories of My Father Watching TV.”  Southwest Texas Popular and American Culture Association Conference.  Albuquerque, NM.  February 10-13, 2010.

“Incredulity and Fanaticism:  Postmodernity after 9/11.”  & Now 2009:  A Festival of Innovative Art and Literature.  University at Buffalo.  Buffalo, NY.  October 14-17, 2009.

“Alternating Currents of History:  Transnational Politics and the Great Powers in Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day.”  Northeast Modern Language Association Conference.  Buffalo, NY.  April 10-13, 2008.

“Presentation and the Sublime in DeLillo’s Mao II.”  American Literature Association Annual Conference.  San Francisco, CA.  May 27-30, 2004.

“The Politics of the Unpresentable:  The Fiction of Don DeLillo.”  Twentieth-Century Literature Conference.  University of Louisville.  Louisville, Kentucky.  February 27-28, March 1, 2003.

“Alternate Worlds:  Victorian Computing and Alternative History in William Gibson and Bruce Sterling’s The Difference Engine.”  Central New York Conference on Language & Literature.  SUNY College at Cortland.  October 27-29, 2002.

“American Oulipo:  Proceduralism in the Novels of Gilbert Sorrentino and Harry Mathews.”   Twentieth-Century Literature Conference.  University of Louisville.  Louisville, Kentucky.  February 21-23, 2002.

“A Man Called Cody:  Race and the ‘Passing’ of a Sicilian in New Orleans.”  Discussion Group in Italian American Literature.  Modern Language Association Convention.  New Orleans, Louisiana.  December 27-30, 2001.

“Postmodern Proceduralism in John Barth’s The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor.”  2001 Meeting of the Society for Literature and Science.  University at Buffalo.  Buffalo, New York.  October 11-14, 2001.

“Postmodern Proceduralism in John Barth’s The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor.”  Twentieth-Century Literature Conference.  University of Louisville.  Louisville, Kentucky.  February 22-24, 2001.

“Postmodern Fiction in the Age of Hypermedia.”  2000 Meeting of the Society for Literature and Science.  Georgia Institute of Technology.  Atlanta, Georgia.  Oct 5-8, 2000.

“Zukofsky’s “A”-21 Rudens:  An Audio-Palimptext.”  The Opening of the Field:  A Conference on North American Poetry in the 1960s.  University of Maine.  Orono, Maine.  June 28-July 2, 2000.

“Noise and Signal:  Information Theory in Don DeLillo’s White Noise.”  American Literature Association Annual Conference.  Baltimore, Maryland.  May 27-30, 1999.

“Postmodern Replicants:  Kathy Acker, William Gibson, and Digital Sampling.”  A Festival of Postmodern Piracy.  Kent State University-Salem.  Salem, Ohio.  April 14-16, 1999.

“Don DeLillo’s Underworld:  Postmodern Fiction in the Information Age.”  Twentieth-Century Literature Conference.  University of Louisville.  Louisville, Kentucky.  February 25-27, 1999.

“The Excluded Middle:  Complexity in Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow.”  1998 Meeting of the Society for Literature and Science.  University of Florida.  Gainesville, Florida.  November 5-8, 1998.

“Smooth Striations:  Compositional Texture in the Poundian Long Poem.”  American Literature Association Annual Conference.  San Diego, California.  May 28-31, 1998.

“The Superabundance of Cyberspace:  Postmodern Fiction in the Information Age.”  Special Session on Multimedia Literature.  Modern Language Association Convention.  Toronto, Canada.  December 27-30, 1997.

“Dense and Hollow Obscurity:  Louis Zukofsky’s “A” -22 and Gertrude Stein’s Stanzas in Meditation.”  Out of Deep Need:  A/The Louis Zukofsky Conference.  University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York.  April 25-26, 1997.

“Polymathic Postmodern:  Robert Duncan’s Open Universe.”  American Poetry in the 1950s.  University of Maine.  Orono, Maine.  June 19-23, 1996.

“The Smooth and the Striated:  Compositional Texture in the Modern Long Poem.”  Northeast Modern Language Association Convention.  Montréal, Canada.  April 19-20, 1996.

“Polymathic Postmodern:  Robert Duncan’s Open Universe.”  Robert Duncan:  The Opening of the Field.  University at Buffalo.  Buffalo, New York.  April 18-20, 1996.

“The Jeopardy Canon and the Poetry Reader.”  Past, Present, Future Tense:  A Conference on Contemporary Poetry.  Cornell University.  Ithaca, New York.  March 31-April 2, 1995.

“Discipline and Anarchy in Kathy Acker’s Empire of the Senseless.”  Twentieth-Century Literature Conference.  University of Louisville.  Louisville, Kentucky.  February 23-25, 1995.

“The Uncertain Predictor:  Calvino’s Castle of Tarot Cards.”  1994 Meeting of the Society for Literature and Science.   Tulane University.  New Orleans, Louisiana.  November 10-13, 1994.

“Orderly Disorder in Postmodern Fiction.”   1993 Meeting of the Society for Literature and Science.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Cambridge, Massachusetts.  November 18-21, 1993.

“John Wheelwright:  Argument for a Postmodern Sonnet Sequence.”  The First Postmodernists:  American Poetry of the 1930s Generation.  University of Maine.  Orono, Maine. June 17-20, 1993.

“‘Design and Debris’:  John Hawkes’s Travesty, Chaos Theory, and the Swerve.”  Twentieth-Century Literature Conference.  University of Louisville.  Louisville, Kentucky.  February 25-27, 1993.

“Postmodern Meditations:  The Shape of Thought in William Bronk, Barrett Watten, and David Antin.”  Twentieth-Century Literature Conference.  University of Louisville.  Louisville, Kentucky.  February 27-29, 1992.

“Seriality and the Contemporary Long Poem.”  Division Session on Poetry.  Modern Language Association Convention.  San Francisco, California.  December 27-30, 1991.

“Gneiss, Agate, and Hornblend:  Lorine Niedecker’s ‘Lake Superior’ Series.” Radical Poetries/Critical Address.  University at Buffalo.  Buffalo, New York.  April 11-14, 1988.

“Wallace Stevens Illuminated by Joseph Cornell.”  Avant-Garde Art and Literature:  Toward a Reappraisal of the Heritage of Modernism.  Hofstra University.  Hempstead, Long Island.  November 14-16, 1985.

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