Talking

2019

“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 (participant)

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

“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 (organizer and presider)

2018

“The Higher Learning & The Bottom Line: The Changing Fortunes of Universities and Their Presses” for seminar, “The Uses of the University Today” at the Annual Meeting of The American Comparative Literature Association, UCLA, March

“‘Building New History’: Mike Meginnis’s Fat Man and Little Boy and Contemporary U.S. Historical Fiction,” for panel, “The Historical Novel After Postmodernism,” at the annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, New York, NY, January (participant)

“State Universities of Insecurity,” roundtable at the annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, New York, NY, January, selected for Presidential Theme (organizer and presider)