These are talks I have given at academic conferences and meetings over the past several years.
“The Child Victim as Potentiality: Photographing Family Separation at the Texas Border in Summer 2018.” World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation, online, May 2021.
“The Pain of ‘Resurfacing’ for the Dutch Jewish War Orphan, or Isaac Lipschits’s Terrible Deed.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, 2021.
“The Child as Prosthesis in the Post-9/11 U.S.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, 2021.
“Each Child Like a Thousand: The Jewish Orphan as a Symbol of Vernieuwing in Postwar Holland.” Jewish Orphans Scholars Working Group Quarterly Meeting, September 2020.
“Family Separation and the Child Victim: Making Collective Memory in Real Time, Summer 2018,” American Studies Graduate Conference, University of Texas at Austin, April 5, 2019.
“Madres e hijas que no pertenecen. El legado de las Madres de la Plaza en la escritura de Mariana Eva Pérez, Samantha Schweblin y Ariana Harwicz,” XXII Edición de la Conferencia Alemana de Hispanistas, Berlin, March 2019.
“There’s No Such Thing as Other People’s Children: The Liberal White Mother, the Child of Color, and Adoption Narratives on TV,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March 2019.
“Bad Hombres in the City of Angels: Competing Masculinities in Oliver Stone’s Savages,” Literature and Film Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, November 2018.
“Tragedy, Monstrosity, and Maternal Love in Beloved and Rosemary’s Baby,” Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts Annual Meeting, Houston, October 2018.
“The Fat Man: Challenging Historical Legibility by Reinventing Genre in a Dutch Newspaper Column,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, March 2018.
“El HIJO y el niño argentino: El futurismo reproductivo en Los topos de Felix Bruzzone,” Southwest Council on Latin American Studies Annual Conference, San Antonio, March 2018.
“‘The Boy Who Would Make Everything Right’: Ischa Meijer as the Anti-Child in Dutch Holocaust Memory,” Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts Annual Meeting, Baltimore, October 2017.
“You Say I Am Wilderness. I Am: Animality, Queerness and Subject Formation in Beloved and A Mercy,” Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality, University of Texas at Austin, September 2017.
“The Child of 9/11: Reproductive Futurism in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” American Studies Graduate Conference, University of Texas at Austin, March 2017.
“Adults, Children, Imaginations and Imaginaries in Héctor Tobar’s The Barbarian Nurseries,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Austin, January 2016.
“Fictionalizing the Real: Constructions of Self and Imagined Publics in Etty Hillesum’s Diary,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Austin, January 2016.
“Impairment and Empowerment in The Farming of Bones,” Panel: “Trauma, Denial, and the Body,” Annual Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin, October 2015.
“Inclusiveness Through Literature: Integrating Disability Texts in the Lower-Ed Classroom,” Annual Cultural Studies in Education Conference, University of Texas at Austin, April 2015.
15th Annual Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin, September 2018. Theme: “Beyond the Breakdown: Re-Viewing Our Disciplines and Our Worlds.” Keynote Speakers: Drs. Alison Kafer and Sami Schalk. Co-organized with Andra Bailard.