Conferences & Talks

Invited Talks

American Avant-Garde Film: 1945-1960. Invited Lecture. Post-War American Avant-Garde course. Dr. Keith Dromm, Louisiana Scholars’ College, Natchitoches, LA, November 16.

“Time and Death and Futility”: Filming Louisiana’s Landscapes. Conference Keynote. Louisiana Studies Conference, Natchitoches, LA, September 22.

MarketWise Academic Job Search Workshop, University of Florida, November 5, 2014.

E-Mining the Archives: Digital Practices in Contemporary Cuban Art. Roundtable. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, April 13, 2012.

Conferences Organized

Film & Philosophy: Corpus//Bodies. The University of Florida, February 15-18, 2013.

Film & Philosophy: How Films Think, The University of Florida, November 1-4, 2010.

Panels Organized

The Spoilage of America: Garbage, Junk, and Audiovisual Noise in U.S. Film and T.V. Accepted. The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, QC, CA, March 25-29, 2015.

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby: Sexuality in Children’s and Young Adult Film and Literature. Popular/American Culture Association of the South, New Orleans, LA, October 2-4, 2014.

Historical Fiction Film: Questions of Form and Ethics. The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Boston, MA, March 21-25, 2012.

Genre Trouble: The Role of Genre in 20th and 21st Century Film and Fiction. Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA, February 26-March 1, 2009.

Papers Presented

Reflections on Mur-tality: Time and Death in the works of Agnès Varda. Accepted. The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Toronto, ON, CA, March 14-18.

Never Confined in Any Frame: Welty’s Photographic Regionalism. American Literature Association Symposium on Regionalism and Place. New Orleans, LA, September 7-9.

History’s Ghostly Return: Haunting in Films about State Violence. Media and History: Crime, Violence and Justice. International Association for Media and History, Paris, FR, July 10-13.

Visions of Virginia: 1831, 1958-1967, 2016. The Deep South in the Global South Conference, Lafayette, LA, April 6-8.

Horror Vacui: Chilean History through Patricio Guzmán’s Lens. The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, IL, March 22-26, 2017.

“Deswamped and denuded, and derivered”: Some Aspects of the Southern Gothic in Rural Noir Landscapes. The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, QC, CA, March 25-29, 2015.

“Now Everything Was Going to Change”: Reading The White Ribbon as a WWI Film. The Foreign Language Film Converence VII, University of Alabama at Birmingham, October 30-November 2, 2014.

“We Could Get into Trouble”: Voyeurism and Scopophilia in Hugo (2011) and The Invention of Hugo Cabret (2007). Popular/American Culture Association of the South, New Orleans, LA, October 2-4, 2014.

Chris Marker and the Cinémathèque of History. The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, IL, March 6-10, 2013.

Hey, Girl: Ryan Gosling and the Male Body in Drive. Film & Philosophy: Corpus//Bodies. The University of Florida, February 15-18, 2013.

Broken Bodies: Film, Ethics, and State Violence. The Foreign Language Film Conference V, University of Alabama at Birmingham, November 5-7, 2012.

The Unseen and the Unseeable: Using Ellipsis to Represent Torture. The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Boston, MA, March 21-25, 2012.

Through a Familiar Maze: The Distortion of Banal Spaces in Scenes of Torture. The English Graduate Organization Conference, The University of Florida, October 28-29, 2011.

Thiriez’s Razor: Ontologies of the Self and Embodying the Subject in La Moustache. Film & Philosophy: How Films Think, The University of Florida, November 1-4, 2010.

Faulkner and Godard: Beyond Quotation. Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha 2010: Faulkner and Film, Oxford, MS, July 18-22, 2010.

The Center versus the Margins: Architecture, Landscape, Class, and Violence in La Haine. The Popular Culture Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 31- April 3, 2010.

“Where We Ache to Go Again”: The Nostalgias of Mad Men. The English Graduate Organization Conference, The University of Florida, November 12-13, 2009.

“I’ve Spent this Day in Latvia Thinking I Would See You:” Dislocation and Disassociation in You Shall Know Our Velocity!. The Comparative Humanities Review Conference, Bucknell University, March 27, 2009.

The Fourteenth Vision: Todd Haynes’ Manipulation of Genre in I’m Not There. The Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA, February 26-March 1, 2009.

“PRETEND IT’S FICTION”: Reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and A Million Little Pieces. The Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA, February 26-March 1, 2009.

Heteroglossia, Narrative Conflation, and the Curse of the South in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!. The Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Buffalo, NY, April 10-13, 2008.

Translation and Film: Slang, Dialects, Accents and Multiple Languages. The Comparative Humanities Review Conference, Bucknell University, November 10, 2007.

The Cow, The Rhinemaiden, and the “Supreme Primal Uterus”: Love, Worship, and Tribute Language in William Faulkner’s The Hamlet. The Comparative Humanities Review Conference, Bucknell University, March 16, 2007.

 

Campus Talks

The Folds of History: The Birth of a Nation, Loving, and Hidden Figures. Research Day, Northwestern State University, April 20, 2017

Creating and Editing Video for Teaching and Learning. Professional Development Day, Northwestern State University, August 18, 2014.

Film, Violence, and Ethics: The Close-up and the “Gaze of the Other upon Me.” Research Day, Northwestern State University, March 13, 2014.

Breaking Away from the Analytical Essay: Critical Thinking through Web Curation. Second Annual Digital Humanities Day and 2013 Interface Faculty Seminar. The University of Florida, April 25, 2013.

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