Invited Lectures and Workshops

“Writing Assessment: How to Develop Rubrics that Work and How to Use Them.” Workshop. American University in Dubai, Provost’s Faculty Development Workshop, August 2016.

“How Graphic Novels Can Help Us Read Literature in a Global Age.” Lecture. American University in Kuwait, Sigma Tau Delta/Department of English, April 2016.

Conference Presentations

“Queer Ecology and the Gothic Grotesque in Charles Burns’s Black Hole.” Panel Presentation. Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, June 2017.

“Singularity and Multitude in Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.” Panel Presentation. Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, November 2016.

“Indo-Anglian Narratives of Domination and Resistance in the World’s Largest Democracy.” Panel Presentation. Hellenic Association for the Study of English, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 2015.

“Graphic Novels, Web Comics, and New Narrative Forms in the Middle East.” Panel Presentation. British Society for Middle Eastern Studies/American University in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2015.

“Playing John Wayne in Vietnam: Satire, Sabotage, and Sedition in the G.I. Underground Press.” Panel Presentation. South Central Modern Language Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2013.

“Rampaging Imaginations: William S. Burroughs and the International Avant-Garde.” Panel Presentations.” Panel Presentation. South Central Modern Language Association, San Antonio, Texas, November 2012.

“The Travestying of Richard Nixon: Robert Coover’s The Public Burningand Defamation in the Underground Press.” Panel Presentation. Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, September 2012.

“Melville’s Late Limited Editions: Ruptures in the Paradigm of Professional Authorship.” Center for the History of the Book, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2010.

“Kathy Acker’s Deconstruction of the Female Subject in Blood and Guts in High School.” Panel Presentation. Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 2007.

“Pig Prohibition, Transubstantiation, and the Desecration of the Saracen Body Politic in Richard Cœur de Lion.” Panel Presentation. Texas Medieval Association, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, October 2006.

“American Strategies of Containment in the Post-9/11 Era.” Panel Presentation. Institute of International Relations, Panteion University of Athens, Hydra, Greece, June 2002.