CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “Make It New: Ezra Pound, Marshall McLuhan, and the Nature of Cultural and Technological Innovation.” Institute of Economics, Finance, and Management, Jagiellonian University, June 2020 (invited talk).  
  • “The American Renaissance and Its Walls: From Poe’s House of Usher to Thoreau’s Wooden Cabin.” University of Ragusa, September 2019. 
  • “‘Missives/Missiles’ from St. Elizabeths: The Unpublished Letters of Ezra Pound and Eva Hesse, 1950-1960.” Ezra Pound International Conference, University of Salamanca, June 2019. 
  • “Intellettuali e tardo modernismo: il carteggio di Ezra Pound con Marshall McLuhan e Eva Hesse, 1948-1960.” Ezra Pound Research Center, Merano, November 2018 (invited talk). 
  • “Explorations in the American Reading Imaginary: Emerson, Thoreau, and Pound.” University of Milan, September 2017. 
  • “The Futures of Reading: On Close, Distant, and Ethical Reading in American Studies.” Fulbright Lecture Series, LMU Munich, Munich, June 2017. 
  • “From Reading Angels to Machine Reading: Some Reflections on Chad Wellmon’s ‘Sacred Reading: From Augustine to the Digital Humanists.'” Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Venice, May 2017. 
  • “The Pound Galaxy: On Ezra Pound, Marshall McLuhan, and Digital Fascism.” Schloss Brunnenburg, Tirol, November 2015. 
  • “‘From Singular to Connected Paradigms of the Mind and Brain:’ Globally Networked Intelligence and Posthuman Civil Liberties in Ramez Naam’s Nexus.” University of  Würzburg, Würzburg, June 2014. 
  • “Towards a Critical Posthuman(ist) American Studies.” Centro Studi Americani, Rome, June 2014. 
  • “A Transatlantic Correspondence: The Unpublished Letters of Ezra Pound and Eva Hesse, 1950-1960.” Venice International University, Venice, May 2014. 
  • “A Day with the Tea Party.” University of Trento, Trento, October 2011.  
  • “Configurations of Spectrality between China and America: The Woman Warrior and The Hundred Secret Senses.” University of Rome "Tor Vergata," Rome, December 2010. 
  • “Native American Responses to America.” University of Lodz, Lodz,  October 2010. 
  • “Detesting Obama: Protesters and their Signs.” Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, September 2010. 
  • “Postmodern Ghosts: An American Hauntology, 1975-2001.” International Forum for U.S. Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, January 2010. 
  • “Where Have All the Specters Gone?” UCD Clinton Institute, Dublin, July 2009. 
  • “US in the Eyes of the Other(s): William Apess, Leslie Marmon Silko, and the Problem of Belonging to America.” John-F.-Kennedy Institute of the Free University, Berlin, June 2008. 
  • “‘All That Is Solid Melts into Air’: Between Hardware and Software. Memory and Signs in Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49.” LMU Munich, Munich, June 2008.