Please see a selection of talks at international conferences below:

“Ulrich Steindorff’s Das Seebiest (1930) as Economic and Ethnic Revision.” 14th Screenwriting Research Network International Conference, University of Vienna, 22-24 September, 2022. (upcoming)

“Cultural Agency and Vocal Vitality: Taking Lyric Poetry into (and out of) the Mediatized 2020s Classroom.” “From Poetry to Song Lyrics: Analysing and Teaching Verse” at the University of Bamberg organized by Prof. Pascal Fischer und JProf. Theresa Summer. (Feb. 4-5, 2022).

Denouncing and Censoring Ahab: Herman Melville’s Creative Resistance to U.S. Hegemonic Whaling Culture“. Creativity within Revolt. American Studies Association (ASA). University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, USA. October 13, 2021.

“Transcoding Moby‐Dick: Historicizing Herman Melville’s Global
Popularity.” 1st Clam 2020 Conference. Transcodification.
Literature – Arts – Media
, University of L’ Aquila, Italy. (July 1-3, 2021).

„Kosal Khiev: Reframing Vulnerability in the Context of American
Studies”. 47th Austrian Association for American Studies. KFU Graz, Austria. Joint creative and scholarly ZOOM panel in collaboration with exiled American-Khmer poet Kosal Khiev and Dr. Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt. Oct. 30., 2020.

„Text as Ride: Digital Textualities.” HEI Summer Forum. Session 2. Using Virtual Exchange for International Online. Universidad deDeusto / Deustuko Unibertsitatea. 21. Juli 2020. ZOOM Panel.

Bess Meredyth’s screenplay version of Moby-Dick: ‘Modernisms’ and ‘Male-Monstrosities’ in The Sea Beast.” Association of Adaptation Studies Annual Conference 2019. Brno, Czech Republic. Masaryk University Faculty of Arts, 19th — 20th September, 2019.

“‘The Time has Come for a Melville Revival’: Edwin Emery Slosson’s Journalistic Contributions to the Melville Revival.” 12th International Melville Society Conference. New York University, New York, USA. 17-20 June, 2019.

“Ulrich Steindorff’s Dämon des Meeres (1931) as Transcultural Creative Reception; Or, a Warner Bros. Émigré Adaptation of Moby-Dick is Coming ‘Home’ to Berlin.” Transcultural Adaptation–An International Symposium. Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik. TU Dresden, 5.-7. November 2018.

“From ‘Passion Haunted Reverie’ to ‘Frantic Spittle of Emigrants’: Michael Strange’s Creative Reception of Walt Whitman in the 1920s.” 11th International Walt Whitman Week and Symposium: Poets That Came. Walt Whitman’s Creative Reception from Paper to Web. Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik. TU Dortmund, 2 June 2018.

The Red Chador & 1700% Project: Mistaken for Muslim Intermedia Interplay and Challenging Islamophobia in Anida Yoeu Ali’s Performance Art.” American Counter/Publics. 65th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies. FU Berlin. 25-27 May, 2018.

“Intermediality Reconsidered: Aesthetic Pluralism and Cultural Strategies in Poetry Films.” International Conference: Poetry in the Digital Age. Universität Hamburg, Germany. 15 -17 June, 2017.

“Warner Bros.’s Popular Versions of Moby-Dick in the 1920s and 1930s.” 11th International Melville Society Conference. As part of a roundtable discussion with Simon Ewards, Giorgio Mariani, and Paolo Simonetti. King’s College, London, U.K., 25 -30 June, 2017.

“Ahab in Love: From Emma Embury’s ‘Love and Whaling’ (1843) to Michael Curtiz’s Dämon des Meeres (1931)”. 10th International Melville Conference. Keio Universtität, Tokyo, Japan. 25 June, 2015.

“`A bugle wails the long recall’: Warren M. Swenson and Luigi Nono’s Artistic (Re-) Interpretations of Herman Melville’s Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War.” 9th International Melville Society Conference.  The George Washington University, USA. 5 June 2013.

“Ahab beware of Ahab. The Creative Reception of Moby-Dick in Film.” Joint Austrian Association for American Studies and Swiss Association of North American Studies Studies Conference. Universität Zürich, Switzerland. 9-10 November, 2012.

“Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio’s ‘Kumulipo’ at the White House: Performing Cultural Memory in Slam Poetry.” International Poetry Conference: Memory, the United States and Transnational Poetics. Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany 30 June, 2012.

“Melville Studies in a Global Context as Exemplified by the Teaching of Moby-Dick in the University Classroom.” 8th International Melville Society Conference. Universität La Sapienza Rome, Italy. 22-26 June, 2011.

“Sonic Revolutionaries: Selfreflexivity, Intermediality and Cultural Specificity Saul Williams’ Poetry”. 10th European Society for the Study of English. Universität Turin, 24-28 August, 2010.

Manhatta: New York the Magnificent. Intermedial Blending Phenomena in 20th and 21st-Centuries Poetry Films.” International Conference: Blending Media: Defining Film in the Modernist Period. Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universität Innsbruck, Austria. 9-10 June, 2009.

“Remediating The Making of Americans: a 21st-Century U.S.-American Poetry Film in the Context of 20th and 21st Centuries U.S. Poetries and New Media.” International Conference: States of the Art: Considering Poetry Today. Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik. Universität Saarbrücken, Germany, 23-25 October, 2008.

“Allen Ginsberg and Eric Drooker: Illuminated Poems as a Site of Visual, Literary and Cultural Contestation” , XI Encontro Regional da Abralic – Associciaco Brasileira de Literatura Comparada. UNESP Brasil. Presented on two panels. 23 – 25 July, 2007.

“Sounds of Poetry: Contemporary American Performance Poets.” Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien.  Universität Klagenfurt, Austria. 28 October, 2001.

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