Talking

(upcoming)

(invited lecture) “The State of the State: Missouri Writers on Missouri,” Zoom lecture for the “State of Stories: Missouri Bicentennial” program, The Story Center, Mid-Continent Public Library (supported by the Missouri Humanities Council/State Historical Society Show Me Missouri Speakers Bureau), March 2021, Kansas City, MO

(invited lecture) “The State of the State: Missouri Writers on Missouri,” Zoom lecture for Daniel Boone Regional Library (supported by the Missouri Humanities Council/State Historical Society Show Me Missouri Speakers Bureau), February 2021, Columbia, MO

(recent)

“How to [Build Solidarity with University Presses So They Exist to] Publish Your Book,” panel at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Toronto, January 2021 (organizer and presider)

“There’s No Such Thing as a Free Library: Access to Research Resources and Academic Freedom,” Roundtable sponsored by MLA Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Rights and Responsibilities, at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Toronto, January 2021 (organizer and presider)

(invited lecture)”The Missouri Crises,” Zoom lecture for the Missouri Humanities Council/State Historical Society Speakers Bureau, “Show Me Missouri:Conversations About Missouri’s Past, Present, and Future,” January 2020

“Just in Time: The University Press and the University,” panel at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Seattle, January 2020 (organizer and presider)

“The Uses of the University Press,” panel at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Seattle, January 2020 (organizer and presider)

“John Williams, Midwestern Writer?” for Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature panel, at the annual meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, November 2019 (participant)

“Getting It Published: Figuring Out How and Where to Place Scholarly Work” panel, at the annual meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, November 2019 (participant)

(invited lecture) “The State of the State: Missouri Writers on Missouri” for the Vandalia Area Historical Society (supported by the Missouri Humanities Council/State Historical Society Speakers Bureau, “Show Me Missouri: Conversations About Missouri’s Past, Present, and Future”), October 2019, Vandalia, MO

(invited lecture) “Missouri Writers on America,” for the American Library Association program “American Creed: Community Conversations,” St. Louis County Library Headquarters, St. Louis, MO, August 2020

(invited lecture) “Missouri Crises,” for the Henry County Museum Summer Speaker Series (supported by the Missouri Humanities Council/State Historical Society Speakers Bureau, “Show Me Missouri: Conversations About Missouri’s Past, Present, and Future”), June 2019, Clinton, MO

(invited lecture) “Revolution Rock,” 2019 Missouri Summer Teachers Academy, “Revolutions,” Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, MU, June 2019, Columbia, MO

“Manuscripts, Mysteries, & Mulattoes: Clotel, Puddn’head Wilson, and the Exclusion Clause of 1820,” at the the University of Missouri’s Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy conference “A Fire Bell in the Past: The Missouri Crisis at 200,” Columbia, MO, February 2019 (participant)

“The Present & Future of Scholarly Publishing: The Faculty Editor’s View,” roundtable at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Chicago, January 2019 (organizer and participant)

“The Uses and Misuses of Academic Freedom,” Roundtable sponsored by MLA Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Rights and Responsibilities, at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Chicago, January 2019 (organizer and presider)