Conferences and presentations

Invited talks and presentations

Pre-circulated glossary entry: “Census-taking, or inventorying populations.” Media Inventories of the Nineteenth Century, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, November 20-21, 2021.

“Detective Fiction, Serialization, and the Stage: Otto Ludwig’s Theatrical Adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Das Fräulein von Scuderi,” Media Inventories of the Nineteenth Century, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, February 22, 2020.

“Self-Recognition and the Mirror of Realism: Gottfried Keller’s ‘Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe,’” Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, January 11, 2019. [also delivered at Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, January 28, 2019 and Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, April 7, 2021]

Talks and seminar participation

“Freud and the Materiality of the Stereotype,” A Therapy of Things? Materiality and Psychoanalysis in Literature and the Visual Arts, Workshop at the Department of German Studies/English and American Studies, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany, December 3 and 10, 2021.

Seminar participant. “Theory of Number,” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Indianapolis, IN, September 30-October 3, 2021. [*postponed from 2020 due to COVID-19]

“Recognition and the Epistemological Grounds of Poetic Realism,” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Montreal, Canada, April 9, 2021. [*postponed from 2020 due to COVID-19]

“Calculating and Writing: Inventories of Form in Gottfried Keller’s Der grüne Heinrich,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Seattle, WA, January 9, 2020.

“Materiality and Erasure: Realist Knowledge Transmission in Gottfried Keller’s ‘Die Geisterseher,’” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, OR, October 4, 2019.

“Picturesque Visions: Adalbert Stifter’s Studien and Washington Irving’s Sketch-Book,” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Washington, D.C., March 9, 2019.

“Recognition and the Separation of the Senses: Adalbert Stifter’s ‘Abdias’ and ‘Die Sonnenfinsternis am 8. Juli 1842,’” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, October 6, 2017.

Seminar participant. “Gattungstheorie,” Chicago-Yale-Konstanz Transatlantisches Seminar, Universität Konstanz, Germany, June 29–July 1, 2017.

“Offenbarender Realismus: Verdinglichung, Verkörperung und Erkennbarkeit in Adalbert Stifters Die Narrenburg,” Epiphane Wirklichkeiten: Sprachen der Dinge in Literatur und Künsten, Triangel-Colloquium Berlin-Cambridge-Chicago, Friedrich-Schlegel-Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, February 16, 2017.

“Editing and Editions: Adalbert Stifter’s Die Mappe meines Urgroßvaters and the Recension of Memory,” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, San Diego, CA, October 2, 2016.

“Goethe’s Circulating Works: Tradition and Transmission in Stifter’s Der Nachsommer,” KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, April 16, 2016.

“Fraudulence and Imitation in Gottfried Keller’s ‘Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe,’” Faking, Forging, Counterfeiting: Discredited Practices at the Margins of Mimesis, International Conference of the Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts: MIMESIS, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, October 30, 2015.

“Goethe’s Reflections of the Gothic in ‘Von deutscher Baukunst 1823’ and ‘Faust II,’” Echoes-Reflections, Brown University Graduate German Studies Conference, Providence, RI, April 25, 2015.

“Letters of Crisis, Crisis of Letters: The Epistolary Form in Joseph Roth’s Radetzkymarsch,” Central Europe Workshop, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 29, 2014.

“Temporal Reframings of Home in Walter Benjamin’s ‘Moscow’ and Vladimir Nabokov’s ‘A Guide to Berlin,’” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, New York, NY, March 22, 2014.

Organization and moderation

Session moderator. “Gottfried Keller at 200 (2): Narrative Strategies in Der grüne Heinrich,” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, OR, October 4, 2019.

Session moderator. “Emergence and Ground: Responding to the Work of Juliane Vogel,” University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 10, 2019.

Panel series co-organizer and session moderator. “Visions of Realism: Politics, Poetics, Aesthetics,” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, October 6-7, 2017.

Session moderator. “Anagnorisis and the Epistemology of Literature: From Kleist to Benjamin,” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, San Diego, CA, October 1, 2016.

Session moderator. “‘Schlusspoetik’: Goethes Spätwerk,” University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, March 14, 2016.