PhD/MFA. alleged writer. literary + cultural
studies scholar. teacher. sometimes: design
+ translation. 







Conferences + Talks


CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Panels Organized

2018               
Reconsidering Yael Bartana’s And Europe Will Be Stunned, European Association of Jewish Studies Conference, Krakow, Poland, July 16-19.

2016               
Representations of Poles in Modern Jewish Literatures, Association of Jewish Studies Conference, San Diego, CA, December 18-20.


Papers Presented

upcoming     
“After Foucault: Moving Beyond Suspicion Through Religious Readings of Addiction Narratives,” American Comparative Literature Association, Chicago, IL, March 19-22, 2020.


upcoming       
“From ‘me, too’ to #MeToo: Liberal Transformations and Radical Recoveries,” Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, January 9-12, 2020.         


2018               
“Ethnonationalist Hauntings in And Europe Will Be Stunned,” European Association of Jewish Studies, Krakow, Poland, July 16-19.

2018               
“The Epigenetic Imaginary in Jewish American Literature,” British Association of Jewish Studies, Durham, England, July 9-11.

2018               
“Fight the (White) Power: How Writing Programs Can (and Should) Materially Support Anti-Racist Pedagogical Practices in the Post-Election Writing Classroom,” College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, MI, March 14-17.

2017               
“‘What Does It Remember Like?’”: Affect, Inherited Trauma, and Jewish Identity in Contemporary Jewish American Literature,” Feeling Jewish Panel, Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA, January 5-8.

2016               
“‘I imagine you are Polish’: The invisibility of the Polish Polish Jew in Postwar Jewish Literatures,” Association of Jewish Studies, San Diego, C, December 18-20.

2015               
“Feeling Addicted: Repurposing religious discourse in narratives of addiction,” Affect Theory Conference, Millersville, PA, October 14-17.

2015               
“Mining the Gap: Trauma, Memory, and Reimagined Pasts,” Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Minneapolis, MN, April 8-11.

2015               
“Blind Spots: A Comparative Study of the Polish-Jewish Reception Histories of Bruno Schulz,” Modern Language Association, Vancouver, Canada, January 8-11.

2014               
“Dystopian Utopias: Philip Roth, Yael Bartana and the Absurdity of Jewish Nationalism,” American Comparative Literature Association, New York University, March 20-23.

2011               
“Navigating Coterritorial Identity in Alfred Kazin’s A Walker In The City,” Jewish-American and Holocaust Literature Symposium, Miami, FL, November 11-13. 


Discussant
2019               
Discussant, Writing the Third Generation Self Roundtable, Association of Jewish Studies, San Diego, CA, December 15-17.

2016               
Chair, High and Low Jewish Literary Cultures, Association of Jewish Studies, San Diego, CA, December 18-20.
INVITED TALKS

2017               
“Illiberal Readers and the Crisis of Free Speech: Pizzagate, Blood Libel, and the Rise of Ethnonationalism,” World Literatures and the New Totalitarianism Symposium, University of London, England, May 16.


2013“Visual Identities: Passing and The Threatening Other,” Cultural Studies Department, University of Warsaw, Poland, March 20.
2012
“Literary Journalism,” Ed2010 Session, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, NY, April 20.

2010
“Jewish Culture in Maira Kalman’s Work,” Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA, April 13.


PUBLIC TALKS
2018               
“The Political Power of Laughter in Gary Shteyngart’s Lake Success,” UW Stroum Lectures, Seattle, WA, May 9.

2015               
“The Revival of Jewish Life in Poland,” 70 Years After Liberation: Commemorating the Holocaust, Holocaust Center for Humanity and Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, University of Washington, April 15.







































































thumbnail image: Alina Szapocznikow, “Petit Dessert,” 2012 (MOMA)