Past Talks

Invited Speaker to “The Futures of Literature, Science, and Media,” a one-day workshop hosted by the Program in Literature in honor of Professor Katherine Hayles
Duke University, North Carolina
November 17, 2017

Duke flyer

Roundtable: Continuity as Critique
ASAP Conference (Association for the Study of Arts of the Present)
UC Berkeley, CA
October 26-29, 2017

“E-LIT &/AS MEMORY” panel Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Festival “Affiliations, Communities, Translations”
University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal
July 18-22, 2017

Keynote Speaker for UCLA Southland Graduate Conference, “Critical Recursions
June 9-10, 2017


“Contexts of Digital Literature Criticism: Feminist, Queer, Materialist”
Invited Speaker for the conference “Other Codes: Digital Literatures in Context”
Galway, Ireland
May 11-12, 2017


“Electronic Literature as Feminist Literature: Caitlin Fisher’s Circle
Modern Language Association Conference
Philadelphia, PA
January 5-8, 2017

“Pry-ing Open the Contemporary Novel”
The Contemporary Novel and Visual Art, Post­45 Panel
Modern Language Association Conference
Philadelphia, PA
January 5-8, 2017

“Bookishness: Fetishizing the Book in the Moment of its Disappearance”
Love Library, room 430
San Diego State University
December 6, 2016, 4pm









Circle-ing Back to What Matters: Electronic Literature as Material Feminism”
Electronic Literature Organization Conference
Victoria, B.C.
June 20-12, 2016

abu dhabi conference

“Kitsch Bookishness: J.J. Abram’s S.”
Invited Speaker for International Conference, “Charisma of the Book: Global Perspectives”
NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
March 14-16, 2016




Building a DH Program by Building a Regional Network
with Maura Giles-Watson (USD) and Katherine Hijar (CSU-San Marcos)
The Digital Humanities Infrastructure Symposium
UCLA Center for Digital Humanities
February 26, 2016

 USC talk


Book Talk: Collaborative Reading Practices in the Digital Humanities
Authors of Reading Project
with special guest William Poundstone
12:00 – 1:30 PM (
USC, Los Angeles
November 20, 2015



Keynconfereenceote Speaker for International Conference, “Medium, Object, Metaphor: The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture”
University of Konstanz, Germany
November 5 to 7, 2015






Presentation on NEH-Sponsored Project, “Building and Strengthening Digital Humanities through a Regional Network”
The National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington D.C.
September 24, 2015

Keynote Lecture & Masterclass: “Bookishness”
The International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)
University of Giessen, Germany
November 11-12, 2014

Invited Lecture for “Expanded Writing” Symposium

Michigan State University
July 19, 2014

“Bookish Electronic Literature: Remediating the Paper Arts through a Feminist Perspective”
Electronic Literature Organization Conference
Milwaukee, WI
June 19-21, 2014

“Transmedial Collaboration: new approaches to electronic literature”
With Mark Marino
UC Santa Barbara
April 3, 2013

“Women, Collaboration, and New Media”
Organized by MLA Committee for the Status of Women in the Profession
Modern Language Association Conference
January 8-12, 2014

“Reading Project: A Collaborative Approach to Digital Literary Criticism”
Western Humanities Alliance Conference: New Modes of Scholarly Communication
November 1, 2013

“Teaching Digital Poetics &/as Archiving”
Beyond the Text: Literary Archives in the 21st Century

Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
April 26-27, 2013

Invited Speaker, “The Book is Not the Center: Between Page and Screen, Augmented Digital Poetics, and New Literacies”
April 1, 2013

“STEM, Arts, and Women”
Invited Speaker for National Women’s History Month
Cesar Chavez Middle School
March 29, 2013

Invited Speaker, “Electronic Literature: Literary Studies in/of the 21st-Century”
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
February 21, 2013

Invited Speaker, “The Book is Not the Center: Between Page and Screen, Augmented Digital Poetics, and New Literacies”
Iowa Center for the Book
February 22, 2013

“Electronic Literature: A Challenge to and Case Study of Canonicity”
Panel: “Off Center: Contemporary Poetics and the Canon” Chaired by Prof. Michael Davidson (UCSD, Literature), Brian M Reed (University of Washington, Seattle) and Bob Perelman (University of Pennsylvania).
Canonical Forms in Evolution: an inter-disciplinary conference
UCSD (Michel de Certeau Room of the Literature building)
February 12, 2013
See coverage in the San Diego Union Tribune. (January 15, 2013)

“Printed Books, Digital Poetics, and the Aesthetic of Bookishness”
SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing) special panel: “Printing Science”
Modern Language Association
Boston, MA
January 3, 2013

“It’s Alive!” Tree of Codes‘s Zombie Aesthetic”
Invited Speaker
University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands
November 7, 2012

Between Page and Screen, an Augmented-Reality Book, and What it Says about Books in the Digital Age”
Invited Speaker
University of Utrecht
The Netherlands
November 5, 2012

“Bookishness in Contemporary Literature”
“Back the Book” Symposium
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
May 28-30, 2012

“Books Will Save Us: Tree of Codes, Woman’s World, and Bookish Bookwork”
UC Santa Barbara
April 5, 2012

“Digital Literacy: New Ways of Reading, Writing, and Knowing in the Digital Age”
Pacific Hills School
West Hollywood, CA
October 26, 2011

Organizer and Speaker for panel titled “Electronic Literature and The Book”
Post45 Conference
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland, OH
April 29-30, 2011

Organizer and Moderator for Special Session Panel, “Electronic Literature: Off the Screen”
MLA Convention
Los Angeles, CA
January 8, 2011

“The Tachistoscope and Digital Literature”
Panel titled “Old Media”
Organized by Kate Flint
MLA Convention
Los Angeles, CA
January 7, 2011

“Digital Literature and Digital Modernism: New Literature and Literary Tradition”
Yale Family Weekend Lecture

As the recipient of the Sarai Ribicoff Teaching Award, I have been invited to be a special lecturer for Family Weekend. I will give a lecture and participate on a panel titled “Why I Teach?” moderated by Dean Mary Miller, Dean of Yale College and Sterling Professor of History of Art.
New Haven, CT
October 22, 2010

“Digital Modernism: Making it New in New Media”
HUMlab Seminar
Umeå University, Sweden
October 12, 2010

“Intersecting Approaches to Electronic Literature: Close-Reading Code, Content, and Cartographies in William Poundstone’s ‘Project for the Tachistoscope: [Bottomless Pit]’”
with Mark C. Marino and Jeremy Douglass
ELO Conference
Brown University
June 3-6, 2010

Seeded Speaker and Roundtable Moderator: “The State of the Archive: Authors, Scholars, and Curators on Archiving Electronic Literature”
with Will Hansen (Curator, Duke University), Matthew G. Kirschenbaum (English, U. Maryland), and electronic literature pioneers Deena Larsen, Stephanie Strickland, and Marjorie Luesebrink
ELO Conference
June 3-6, 2010

“Bookishness & Digital Literature”
Beinecke Lectures in the History of the Book Series

Yale University
April 29, 2010

Moderator, Literary Arts Roundtable
DAC (Digital Arts and Culture) Conference
UC Irvine
December 14, 2009

“The Aesthetic of Bookishness in 21st-Century Literature“
Bookishness in the Digital Age Symposium
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
May 15, 2009
*A version of talk is now an article in The Michigan Quarterly Review

“New Literacies”
Panel on emergent literacies in the literary discipline. Closed conference held by and for the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
Columbia University
March 27, 2009

“Non-Places: on Page and Screen“ Panel
Co-Chair, with Lisa Swanstrom
American Comparative Literature Association Conference
Harvard University
March 26-29, 2009

“Designing Digital Assignments”
Yale Collaborative Learning Center Teaching w/ Technology Tuesdays
Yale University
March 24, 2009

“Electronic Literature: An Introduction and Invitation”
National Museum of Contemporary Art
Athens, Greece
February 26, 2009

“21st-Century Modernism: Digital Stream of Consciousness”
Post45 Conference
Yale University
November 7-9, 2008

Interrupt Roundtable Participant
Interrupt Symposium

Brown University
October 17-18, 2008

“Mapping out Spaces for E-Lit Criticism”
Electronic Literature Organization Conference
Vancouver, Washington
May 29- June 1, 2008

“Digital Modernism”
Electronic Literature Organization Conference
Vancouver, Washington
May 29- June 1, 2008

“Remediating the Modern/Modernist Novel: Judd Morrissey’s Digital Modernist Remix”
Panel: “Novel History, Media History”
Modern Language Association
Chicago, Illinois
December 27-30, 2007

“Exploring Electronic Literature”
Panel: “Electronic Literature: Reading, Writing, Navigating”
Modern Language Association
Chicago, Illinois
December 27-30, 2007

“Bob Brown’s Readies and Digital Readings”
Modernist Studies Association
Long Beach, California
November 1-4, 2007

“Multimedia Modernism” Seminar Leader
Modernist Studies Association
Long Beach, California
November 1-4, 2007

“The Revolution and Evolution of Flash-ing Literature: Bob Brown’s Readies and Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries”
Society of Literature and Science
New York City
November 9-12, 2006

“New Criticism and New Media: Close Reading Digital Literature and Digital Modernism”
Modernist Studies Association
Tulsa, Oklahoma
October 19-22, 2006

“Incorporating Electronic Literature into Introductory English Classes ”
UCLA Graduate Pedagogy Seminar: Special Topic on Teaching with Technology
March 23, 2006

“The Revolution of the Word: Textual Montage Ezra Pound’s Cantos, Bob Brown’s ‘Readies,’ and Young-Hae Chang’s Dakota”
UCLA Americanist Research Colloquium
October 27, 2005

“Teaching Electronic Literature”
UCLA Graduate Pedagogy Seminar
November 2004

”An Introduction to Electronic Literature”
Friends of English Salon, UCLA
December 4, 2003

“Nano Narrative: A Parable from Electronic Literature”
Society of Literature and Science
Austin, Texas
October 23-26, 2003