Currently organizing Frankenstein Bicentennial (2018) – several events (panels, speakers, student poster session, film festivals) with regional university partners
Invited Lectures, Keynotes, Plenaries & Workshops — see videos of talks
“Gothic Monsters & Evil Houses,” Lunchtime Lecture Series to accompany “Domestic Imaginary” Exhibit (April 20-Aug 19, 2018) at San Jose Museum of Art, May 2, 12-1pm, open to public
“The Rise of the Literary Annual, Powerful Femininity, and Beautiful Books” in concert with a pop-up exhibit of literary annuals and peripheral material from the Columbia RBML (April 21, 6pm, Columbia University). Co-sponsored talk between the Digital Humanities Center and Rare Book & Manuscript Library. See Nadra Rahman’s synopsis of the talk.
“Putting the ‘Digital’ into Digital Pedagogy (April 20, 1-2:20pm, Peruggi Room). Center for Teaching Innovation & Excellence, Marymount Manhattan College (See CTIE flyer & resulting slides/references)
“Forget Me Nots, Keepsakes, and Literary Souvenirs: Building an Empire of British Literary Annuals during the Romantic Period” (April 19, 6-7pm, Rm. 319). Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle & New York Romanticists’ Friend Society, New York Public Library
“The Rise of the Literary Annual, Powerful Femininity, and Beautiful Books,” Exhibit & Talk at The Book Club of California, San Francisco, Feb 22, 2016 (open to public, 5-7pm) (Video Available)
“Using Bootstrap Digital Humanities to Explore Topic Modeling Ghosts, Haunted Houses, and Heroines in 19th-Century Literature,” University of California, Irvine, Feb 5, 2016, 10am-5pm, CALIT2 Auditorium. Day-Long Symposium on Digital Humanities. Invited by Humanities Commons and the Data Science Initiative
“The California Open Educational Resources Council: From Curation to Adoption,” Open Access Un/Conference 2015, San Jose State University, Oct 23, 2015
“Faculty Perspective on Open Educational Materials,” on the panel “Open and Affordable: Choosing The Right Resources For Your Classroom and Research,” Innovation and Collaboration Expo, San Jose State University. Oct 1, 2015
“Digital Humanities and Visual Culture,” Symposium at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für deutsche Philologie, Munich, Germany, Sept 2, 2015
“British Ingenuity from German Invention: The Legacy of Rudolph Ackermann and Nineteenth-Century Literary Annuals,” University of Salzburg Symposium, Sept 1, 2015 (based on Forget Me Not monograph)
“Working Towards Low-Cost Textbooks: The Collaboration of an Inter-segmental Council of Faculty,” Teaching Truth to Power: Faculty Work in Lowering Course Costs, Textbook Affordability Conference, San Diego, February 2015
Invited Talk, “Collaboration & Failure: Must-Haves in Digital Humanities,” Alabama Digital Humanities Center Speaker Series, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, November 2014.
Invited Talk, “Marking the Body, Marking the Text: David Greetham’s ‘Archive Fever,'” Friday Forum Symposium & Workshop, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, April 2014.
Invited Talk, “A German and His British Ingenuity: Rudolph Ackermann, Extraordinary Nineteenth-Century Publisher,” Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, March 2014.
Invited Talk, “Exposed Bosoms, Licentious Ankles, and Ghostly Bodies: Selling Britishness Under the Guise of an “Unmasculine and UnBawdy Age” of 19th-Century Literary Annuals,” University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, Feb/March 2014.
Invited speaker & roundtable participant, “It’s Not About the Tools: Weaving Digital Humanities into Literature Courses,” Digital Humanities Colloquium, Austin College, February 2013.
Invited lecture & seminar, “Digitizing our Feminist Selves: Remediating the ‘Archive’ with Feminist Digital Interventions,” October 30, 2012, public lecture 7:30-9:30pm (Video Available), Humanities Institute, Scripps College, Claremont, California; Junior Fellows seminar follows on October 31, 2012 but is closed to the public.
Invited Co-Teacher with Jentery Sayers and Diane Jakacki, “Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities,” a week-long course taught at Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 2012. [video by students; resulting website with workshops & results
Invited Lecture, “Risking Failure by Playing around with Digital Pedagogy,” CUNY Digital Humanities Institute, New York, April 2, 2012.
Plenary Speaker, “Doing the Risky Thing: Playing Around in Digital Humanities,” Re: Humanities 2012 Conference, hosted by Swarthmore, Haverford, and Bryn Mawr, March 29-30, 2012. Video & Storify of tweets & Review of talk
Co-Presenter with Jentery Sayers, NITLE Seminar on Digital Pedagogy (online), March 27, 2012.
Keynote Speaker, “A New Intensity in Feeling: Secretly Enjoying Ghosts, Banshees, and Derelict Lovers in Gothic Short Stories from British Literary Annuals,” Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference, National University, San Diego, CA, March 15-16, 2012
Invited Speaker, “Buried in the Archives: Recovering British Literary Annuals from an ‘Unbawdy and Unmasculine’ Age,” Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, University of Victoria, Jan 2012; also presented for Department of English, University of Birmingham (UK), Feb 2012.
Invited Panelist as Pedagogy Expert (blog post reflections), “Getting Started in the Digital Humanities with DHCommons,” Pre-Convention Workshop for the Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Jan 2012.
Respondent, Digital Humanities Plenary, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing International Conference, Washington DC, July 2011
Seminar Organizer & Leader, “Re-Defining the Scholarly Edition,” Society for Textual Scholarship International Conference, March 2011 (pw-protected wiki; request access)
Webinar Roundtable Discussion: “Teaching Writing as an Information Act,” with Mark C. Marino (USC), Elizabeth Losh (UC San Diego), Dave Parry (UT Dallas), sponsored by Digital Media & Learning, February 28, 2011.
“The Promise of Digital Humanities: Progressive Exposure or Overwhelming Contamination? or or 15,330 Days Later: Has the Contamination Killed Off Humanities?” for One-Day Symposium, “Digital Humanities: Practice, Methodology, & Pedagogy,” Centre for Studies in Print and Media Cultures, Simon Fraser University, May 2007.
Presentation on the “Forget Me Not Hypertextual Archive, ” First Annual Nebraska Digital Workshop, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, September 2006.
“From Conduct Books to Idiot’s Guides: Literary Forms of ‘Feminine’ Instruction,” Distinguished Speaker Reading Series, Southern New Hampshire University, March 2006.
“Hypertextuality and Literary Study: Demonstrating the Forget Me Not Hypertextual Archive.” Guest Lecturer invited by Professor David Greetham, Textual/Digital Studies Seminar, The Graduate Center CUNY, January 2006.
“Feminizing the Textual Body: Women and Their Literary Annuals in Nineteenth-Century Britain,” presented for the New Scholars Panel at the annual meeting of the Bibliographical Society of America, January 2005.
Conference Presentations & Panels
Digital Humanities/ Digital Pedagogy
Co-Organizer & introductory speaker with Rebecca Frost Davis & Matthew K. Gold. “Curating Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities.” Modern Language Association Convention 2017, Philadelphia. January 2017. The panel is discussed in an article for PC Magazine, “Digital Humanities: The Most Exciting Field You’ve Never Heard Of.”
Co-Organizer & introductory speaker with Matthew Gold and Rebecca Frost Davis, “Curating Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities,” a digital poster session at the Modern Language Convention, Jan 10, 2016 (See (See That’s a Wrap! MLA 2016 & Digital Pedagogy Plus)
“Loud Silences in Digital Archives,” for the panel “Excavating Feminisms: Digital Humanities and Feminist Scholarship.” Co-organized with Dene Grigar, Jacqueline Wernimont, and Kathi Inman Berens. Digital Humanities Conference 2013. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, July 2013.
Co-Organizer with Alan Galey & Presenter, “Echoes at Our Peril: Small Feminist Archives in Big Digital Humanities” for panel “Digital Archives and Their Margins,” part of the Presidential Theme “Avenues of Access.” Modern Language Association Convention, Jan 2013.
“Original to Digital Surrogates: Using Rare Books in Student-Driven Digital Projects” co-presented with Danelle Moon (Director, Special Collections, King Library, SJSU), Rare Book & Manuscript Pre-Conference Panel, “Future of Discussion and Outreach,” June 2012.
Organizer & Moderator, “Digital Pedagogy: An Electronic Roundtable,” presented at Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Jan. 2012.
Panel Organizer & Presenter, The Poetess Archive for Digital Projects Poster Session, presented at Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing International Conference, Washington DC, July 2011
“Teaching and Learning in DH,” invited to participate in “The History and Future of Digital Humanities” Roundtable, Modern Language Association Convention, Jan 2011.
THATCamp Bay Area 2010, invited to participate in a user-generated “unconference” where humanists and technologists meet to work together for the common good, October 2010. See my report from the meetings.
“The Total [Digital] Archive: Collecting Knowledge in Online Environments,” presented on the panel “Beyond the Author Function,” Modern Language Association Convention, Dec 2009.
“The Poetess Archive Database and Visualization Tool,” Electronic Roundtable: A Demonstration of Digital Poetry Archives, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, December 2008.
Session Organizer & Presenter of “The Poetess Archive Database,” for the “Digital Projects Poster Session,” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing International Conference, Oxford, England, June 2008.
Session Organizer, “Using Digital Archives in the Classroom” Panel, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing International Conference, University of Minnesota, July 2007.
“Technophobia and Misogyny,” with Laura Mandell, presented on the panel: “Agora.Techno.Phobia.Philia: Gender, Knowledge Building, and Digital Media,” Digital Humanities Conference, June 2007.
“Demonstrating the Poetess Archive” with Laura Mandell, presented at the Digital Textual Studies: Past, Present and Future Conference, Texas A&M University, October 2006.
“Hypertext (Re)Visions: Rescuing the Literary Annual from Material Obscurity,” presented on the panel, “Material Electronic Texts,” Modern Language Association Convention, Dec 2004.
“Fantasies of Containment: Digitally Archiving a Nineteenth-Century British Literary Annual (the Forget-Me-Not) as a Textual Moment,” presented at Conference on The New Information Order and the Future of the Archive, Univ of Edinburgh, March 2002.
Romantic & Victorian-Era Literature
“Archival Silences” on the panel “Archival Boundaries” Modern Language Association Convention 2017, Philadelphia. January 2017.
“‘The polite history of our time:’ Modernist Reclamation of 19th-Century Trash,” presented on the special session panel “Writing and/as Curatorship: The History of the Book,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Jan 2011.
“Battling ‘Folly and False Taste’: Reviewers, Knight-Errants and Literary Annuals,” presented at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, Aug 2010.
“Selling ‘Englishness’ with German Translations: Mimili, Rudolph Ackermann and the Literary Annual,” revised versions presented 1) on the panel “Adaptations and Transformations in the Work of British Romantic Women Writers,” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 2008; 2) on the panel “19th-Century Editions,” Society for Textual Scholarship International Conference, New York, NY, March 2009; 3) on the panel “19th-Century Literature,” Pacific & Ancient Modern Language Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, Nov 2009.
“Undoing the Good: The Uncivilizing Nature of Gothic Short Stories in Early Literary Annuals,” Presenter & Session Organizer on the panel, “Unruly Ladies & Civilizing Media: Using Periodicals & Annuals to Educate Nineteenth-Century Women,” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing International Conference, Oxford, England, June 2008.
“Diseased Hypertextuality: Revising the Canon with an Epidemic of Annuals,” presented on the panel “Queer Editing I,” Society for Textual Scholarship Conference, New York University, March 2007.
“New Gothicism Infects Literary Annuals! Maniacs, Smugglers, Benshees and Elves in the 1831 Forget Me Not,” presented on the panel “The Gothic II,” South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Tulsa, OK, February 2007.
“Gazes of the Other: Engaging Engravings within Literary Annuals,” presented at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies International Conference, Durham University (UK), July 2006.
“Continuing the Relationship: Literary Annuals as Nineteenth-Century Emblematic Forms,” presented in the Bibliographical Society of America panel, “Emblem Books: Text and Image,” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, The Hague, July 2006
“Titillating Textuality: Transgressive Femininity in British Literary Annuals,” presented in the panel, “Fashionable Literature: Recovering Silly Novels & Epidemic Annuals,” British Women Writer’s Conference, March 2006
“Feminizing the Textual Body: Women and Their Literary Annuals in Nineteenth-Century Britain,” presented for the New Scholars Panel, at the annual meeting of the Bibliographical Society of America, Jan 2005.
“’Time hath no power against Identity’: Penetrating the Archive and Authenticating ‘Englishness’ in H. Rider Haggard’s She,” presented at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference on “Centers and Peripheries,” April 2000.
“Considering the `Minor(?)’ Romantic Poets: Women’s Poetry Published in Friendship’s Offering,” presented in the panel “Mining for Romantic Poetry,” Eighteenth- & Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference, Sept 1999.
“Diminutive Spaces of Textual Production: The Development of Early Nineteenth Century Literary Annuals,” presented at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Aug 1999.
“Establishing an Intimate Kinship [in Early Nineteenth Century Women’s Poetry],” presented at the New York University Graduate Student Conference on “Experience and Experiment,” March 1998.
“TechnoRomantic Anxieties: Our Hideous Progeny,” NASSR Annual Convention, 2008 [accepted but did not attend]; SHARP panel “Print Culture and Undergraduate Literary Study,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Jan 2011 [proposal accepted but declined due to too many other MLA appearances].
“Sneaking It In: Teaching Textual Studies Without Teaching Textual Studies,” presented on “Pedagogy and Textual Studies Roundtable,” Society for Textual Scholarship Conference, New York University, March 2007.
“Infusing Bibliography and Book History with Hyper-Textuality: A Course for Undergraduates,” presented on the panel, “Teaching Bibliography in a Digital Age,” Modern Language Association Convention, Dec 2005.
“Shakespeare’s Play(er)s: Exploring the Bard’s Works in a Performance-Based Classroom,” presented in the panel “O Horror, Horror: Shakespeare in the General Education Curriculum,” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, March 2001.
“Reconstructing Identities in the Literary Classroom,” presented in the panel “Writing in the Literature Classroom,” Central New York Conference on Language and Literature, Oct 2000
“Identity Crises: Anonymity and Re-Creation of the Self in the Narrative Space of E-Mail,” presented at Central New York Conference on Language and Literature, Oct 1997.
“Archiving as the Borgesian Quest for ‘Total’ Knowledge,” presented in the panel “Knowledge and the Audience,” Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery Conference on “The Image of the 20th Century,” March 2000.
“Imoinda’s Heroism as the ‘Inappropriate Other’ in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave: A True History and Thomas Southerne’s Oroonoko, A Tragedy,” presented in the panel “Eighteenth-Century Literature I: Constructing the Other,” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention, Oct 1999.
“Investigating Female Desire in Southerne’s Oroonoko,” presented at Fordham University Graduate Student Conference on “What’s Love Got to Do With It: The Literary Dynamics of Desire,” Feb 1999.
“Destructive Desires in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko and Thomas Southerne’s Adaptation of Oroonoko,” presented at the Aphra Behn Society Annual Conference on “The Fair Sex? Women in the Arts, 1660-1830,” Oct 1998
“The Sexual Empowerment of Marie de France’s Women in the Lais: Yonec, Eliduc, Laustic, Guigemar and Lanval,” accepted for the Medieval to Early Modern Student Organizations of the Pacific Conference on “Somebodies, Nobodies, and Just Bodies: Medieval to Early Modern Estates, Texts, and Persons,” Oct 1997.
Writing Across the Curriculum Workshops
“Secrets of Success in a Writing Intensive Course: How to Revise Assignments and Syllabi with your Faculty Member,” presented at The Graduate Center CUNY, March 2002.
“Developing Writing Intensive Courses with Faculty Partners,” presented at Writing Fellows Workshop, The Graduate Center CUNY, Jan 28, 2002.
“Overview of Designing and Implementing a Writing Intensive Course,” presented at Hostos Community College CUNY, Jan 17, 2002.
“Using Double-Entry Journals in the Composition Classroom,” presented at Hostos Community College CUNY, Sept 27, 2000.