Lectures

“Transversal Cosmopolitanism and the Global Novel.” Cosmopolitanism and Globalization: A Symposium. Department of Jewish Thought, the Baldy Center, and the UB Humanities Institute. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. October 23, 2017.

“The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be: 1990s Virtual Reality Enters the 21st Century.” Humanities Institute Science Studies Workshop. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. February 17, 2017.

“Migration, Immigration and Remigration.” Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Straniere. Università degli Studi di Bergamo. Bergamo, Italy. July 6, 2016.

“An Archæology of Multimodal Poetry.” Agency/Poetics/Media. The Graduate School in Language and Culture in Europe. Linköping University. Linköping, Sweden. November 26, 2015.

“Immigration Literature and the Alien Nation.” The Buffalo Humanities Festival: Migration Nation: Moving Stories. Burchfield Penney Arts Center. Buffalo, New York. September 27, 2014.

“Transnational Politics and the Post-9/11 Novel.” The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute, Scholars @ Hallwalls Lecture Series. Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. Buffalo, New York. December 6, 2013.

“The Multimodal Icon:  Sight, Sound and Intellection in Recent Poetries.” Keynote Speaker. Contemporary Poetry between Genres, Art Forms and Media. Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University. Aalborg, Denmark. October 24, 2012.

“Transnational Politics in American Fiction after 9/11.” Humanities Division, University of Houston-Victoria. Victoria, Texas. December 9, 2011.

“Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and the Age of Terror.” Department of English, State University of New York at Fredonia. Fredonia, New York. September 29, 2011.

“In the Age of Terror: Transnational Politics and the post-9/11 Novel.” Department of Comparative Literature, Capital Normal University. Beijing, China. June 15, 2009.

“In the Age of Terror: Transnational Politics and the post-9/11 Novel.” College of Foreign Languages, Beijing Language and Culture University. Beijing, China. June 11, 2009.

“In the Age of Terror: Transnational Politics and the post-9/11 Novel.” Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Fudan University. Shanghai, China. June 4, 2009.

“Twentieth-Century American Literature.” Foreign Language School, Capital Normal University. Beijing, China. Eight-week seminar for undergraduate and M.A. students. May 5-June 23, 2009.

“It’s Pitiable; or, There’s Retribution: Transnational Politics and the post-9/11 Novel.” New York–St. Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies. St. Petersburg State University. St. Petersburg, Russia. Eight lectures to Russian and American graduate and undergraduate students. July 7-25, 2008.

“American Fiction and Transnational Politics.” New York–St. Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies.  St. Petersburg State University. St. Petersburg, Russia. Eight lectures to Russian and American graduate and undergraduate students. July 3-21, 2006.

“The Virtual Reader: Has Narrativity become the Obedient Servant of Virtuality?” Virtuality 2005: 6th International Conference on Digital Cinema, Virtual Reality, Computer Graphics, (3 D) Animation and Visual Effects. Turin, Italy. November 3-5, 2005.

“Crossing the Print–Digital Divide: American Fiction in the Information Age.” General Lecture. New York–St. Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies. St. Petersburg State University. St. Petersburg, Russia. July 26, 2005.

SUNY Senior Fellow, New York–St. Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies. St. Petersburg State University.  St. Petersburg, Russia.  “Postmodern Literature and Information Culture.” Advanced Seminar. Five lectures to Russian and American undergraduate and graduate students. July 18-29, 2005.

“The Virtual Reader: Cybernetics and Technocracy in William Gibson and Bruce Sterling’s The Difference Engine.” Science, Technology, and the Humanities in Recent American Fiction. University of Paderborn.  Paderborn, Germany. May 11-14, 2003.

“The Raw and the Cooked: Bohemians and Academics in the Poetry of the 1950s.” The Fifties. Professor Bruce Jackson. English 372 (Spring 2002). February 7, 2002.

“The Traditions of Poetry.”  International Meeting of Poets IV. Roundtable discussion with Manuel Alegre (Portugal), Régis Bonvicino (Brazil), Bill Griffiths (UK), Roberta Hill (Oneida Nation, USA), Zhang Er (China/USA). Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra, Portugal. May 27-30, 2001.

“William Bronk’s Meditative Negativity.” William Bronk:  A Symposium. Talisman House and Stevens Institute of Technology. Hoboken, New Jersey. November 13-14, 1999.

“John Wheelwright:  Argument for a Postmodern Sonnet Sequence.” In the Archive: Textual Criticism at Buffalo (and Beyond). The Poetry/Rare Books Collection. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. April 29, 1998.

“The Superabundance of Cyberspace:  Postmodern Fiction in the Information Age.” Victor H. Johnson Lecture Series. Department of English, University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. April 16, 1998.

“Prose With a Sort of Higher Consciousness.” Portable Talks. With Robert Creeley. Department of English, University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. February 6, 1998.

“Noise and Signal: Information Theory in Don DeLillo’s White Noise.” Seminar for the Liberal Arts College, Concordia University. Montréal, Canada. January 31, 1997.

“Postmodern Fiction in the Information Age.” Public Lecture Series, Liberal Arts College, Concordia University. Montréal, Canada. January 30, 1997.

“Seriality and Proceduralism in Postmodern Poetry.” Department of Literature, Stockholm University. Stockholm, Sweden. March 28, 1996.

“‘Design and Debris’: John Hawkes’s Travesty, Chaos Theory, and the Swerve.” Departments of Comparative Literature and English, University of Bergen. Bergen, Norway. March 26, 1996.

“Seriality and Proceduralism in Postmodern Poetry.” Departments of Comparative Literature and English, University of Bergen. Bergen, Norway. March 26, 1996.

“Discipline and Anarchy: Disrupted Codes in Kathy Acker’s Empire of the Senseless.” Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. Copenhagen, Denmark. March 22, 1996.

Ph.D. Seminar, “Orderly Disorder in Postmodern Literature.” Institute for Nordic Philology, University of Copenhagen. Copenhagen, Denmark. March 20-21, 1996. Four lectures on chaos theory and postmodern literature; fiction by John Hawkes and Italo Calvino; poetry by John Ashbery and John Cage; to Danish and Swedish graduate students.

“Poetic Thought: New Modes of Meditative Verse.” Department of English, Stanford University. Stanford, California. May 29, 1991.

“Diversification in Recent American Poetry.” Department of English, Erie County Community College. Amherst, New York. April 13, 1989.

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