Conference Panels, Speeches and Presentations

PANELS, SPEECHES AND PRESENTATION

• “Write Like/Think Like a Philosopher” (with Dr. Gerald J. Galgan) accepted for 6th Biennial Critical Thinking and Writing Conference, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, November 18-19, 2016
• Featured Reader, Italian-American Writers Association (IAWA) Reading, Sidewalk Cafe, New York, New York, April 9, 2016
• Chair, “Beat! Beat! Drums!: American War Poetry” panel accepted for 47th Annual NeMLA Convention in Hartford, Connecticut, March 17 to 20, 2016 (unable to attend)
• Chair, “Walk Poems: Moving Through America on Foot,” 46th Annual NeMLA Convention in Toronto, Ontario, May 2, 2015
• “Women Who Walk/Women Who Wander” presented at 46th Annual NeMLA Convention in Toronto, Ontario, May 2, 2015
• “America in the 1940s” presented in Dr. Emily Horowitz’s “Senior Lecture Series,” St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, September 20, 2014
• “Why Poetry?” presented at Yom Ha’Shoah Commemoration, St. Francis College, April 24, 2014
• “Banishing the Muse” poetry collection presented at the PCA/ACA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 9, 2014
• “‘Bayonets!’: Gettysburg, Mythmaking and Popular Culture” presented at the PCA/ACA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 7, 2014
• Introduction of It!, Spring Silent Film Series, St. Francis College, April 10, 2014
• Introduction for Lauren Alleyne, Poetry Reading, St. Francis College, April 4, 2014
• “The College-Level Paper” presented to the St. Francis College Honors Students, October 31, 2013
• “America in the 1940s” presented at the American Studies Colloquium, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, April 15, 2013
• “Echoes of Gettysburg: History, Myth and Storytelling” presented at the “1863” seminar at the 19th Annual ALSCW Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, April 6, 2013
• “Gettysburg” presented in Dr. Athena Devlin’s Honors Seminar, February 12, 2013
• “‘We always have good sex on Tuesday nights’: Marilyn Hacker’s Love, Death, and the Changing of the Seasons” presented at the National Poetry Foundation conference, “Poetry & Poetics of the 1980s,” University of Maine at Orono, June 28, 2012
• Introduction for Dr. Jennifer Wingate, American Studies Colloquium, St. Francis College, April 11, 2012
• “Introduction to Research Methods,” a one-day workshop, presented at St. Francis College, February 13, 2012
• “Civil War Poetry” presented in Dr. Jennifer Wingate’s American Studies/Art course, “Commemorative Practices in the U.S.,” St. Francis College, February 9, 2012
• “Minimal Marking,” presented to faculty WAC/WID cohort, St. Francis College, December 8, 2011
• “A Friendship in Letters: Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell” presented at the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers (ALSCW) Conference, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, October 16, 2011
• “Embodying Salvation: Saving Grace as Ontological Detective Story” presented at the Long Island Philosophical Society’s Spring Meeting, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, April 16, 2011
• Chair, “Brooklyn Poetics” panel, 42nd Annual NeMLA Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 8, 2011
• “Brooklyn Poetics” presented at the 42nd Annual NeMLA Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 8, 2011
• “Can the Fundamentals be ‘Fun?’: Assignment Design in the Developmental Classroom” presented at the MLA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California, January 8, 2011
• “‘What Need, Then, For Poetry?’: Writing Poetry in the Developmental Classroom” presented as part of the seminar panel, “Teaching the Writing of Poetry” at the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers (ALSCW) Conference, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, November 6, 2010
• Chair, “Poetics, Form and Style” panel at “Walt Whitman and the Beats” conference, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, March 27, 2010
• “‘Why’ doesn’t make any difference. It’s time you moved on faith.”: Detection, Redemption and Saving Grace” presented at the Northeast Conference on Christianity and Literature’s “Christianity and the Detective Story,” Pace University, New York, New York, March 6, 2010
• “MANGA to FILM to GRAPHIC NOVEL to FILM: The Intertextual Journey of the ‘Good Father’ in Road to Perdition” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Literature/Film Association, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, October 18, 2009
• “A Poetics of Brooklyn” presented at The Dreamland Pavilion: Brooklyn and Development Conference, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York, October 3, 2009
• “Women in the Mountains: Kathryn Stripling Byer’s Appalachia” presented at the PCA/ACA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 8, 2009
• Chair for the panel “Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Metaphors of Motion in Contemporary American Women’s Poetry,” 40th Annual NeMLA Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, February 27, 2009
• “‘I wake to walk here, walk to learn my bounds’: Metaphors of Motion in Women’s Poetry” presented as part of the panel “Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Metaphors of Motion in Contemporary American Women’s Poetry,” 40th Annual NeMLA Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, February 27, 2009.
• “‘I can be outdoors and on my feet’: Metaphors of Motion in Contemporary American Women’s Poetry” presented as part of New York University’s Colloquium on American Culture, December 3, 2008
• Chair for the panel on women on Broadway, “American Drama Conference,” St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, November 9, 2008
• “‘Let’s say she didn’t’: Escape and Immobility in Kathryn Stripling Byer’s ‘Blood Mountain’ Sequence” presented at the Lifting Belly High conference at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 13, 2008
• “Faith, Despair and Hope: Anne Sexton’s The Awful Rowing Toward God” presented at the National Poetry Foundation’s “Conference on Poetry of the 1970s,” University of Maine at Orono, June 13, 2008
• “Violence, Identity and the Irish Gangster in Road to Perdition” presented at the 39th Annual NeMLA Conference, Buffalo, New York, April 11, 2008
• “Why Women’s Studies?” presented at the Women’s Studies Minor Luncheon, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY, November 5, 2007
• “Negotiating Visibility” (co-author and producer) presented at the CUNY-Wide WAC/WID Conference, Baruch College, New York, New York, April 20, 2007
• “‘Translation’ and Adaptation in Road to Perdition” presented at the PCA/ACA Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, April 7, 2007
• “These Boots are Made for Walkin’: Women Poets in NYC” presented at “New York: City in Motion,” New York Institute of Technology’s 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, NYIT, New York, March 10, 2006
• “Why Women’s Studies?” presented at the Women’s Studies Minor Luncheon, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, November 28, 2005
• “Dancing on the Head of a Pin: Anne Sexton’s Balancing Act” presented at the Faculty Liberal Arts Colloquium, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, April 21, 2005
• “What is it About Buffy?: Vampire Slayer as Moral Icon” presented at the St. Francis College Philosophy Club, Brooklyn, New York, April 18, 2005
• “Air Raids, Alchemy and Redemption: H.D.’s Trilogy” presented at the National Poetry Foundation’s conference, “Poetries of the 1940s,” University of Maine at Orono, June 24, 2004
• “How to Read A Movie” presented at the St. Francis College Philosophy Club, Brooklyn, New York, April 5, 2004
• “Mother Dearest/Daughter Mine: Mothers and Daughters in Some Contemporary American Women’s Poetry” presented at the 9th Annual English Students’ Association Conference at the City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, March 26, 2004
• “Dancing on the Head of a Pin: Anne Sexton’s Balancing Act” presented at the Women’s Caucus panel on poetry at the 2004 NeMLA Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 6, 2004
• “‘Translation’ and Adaptation in Road to Perdition” presented at the St. Francis College Liberal Arts Colloquium, Brooklyn, New York, February 19, 2004
• “Getting Started/Breaking Writer’s Block/Getting Published: A One-Day Writing Workshop” presented at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, July 28, 2003
• “Canticles, Quakers and God: Religion and Redemption in Science Fiction” presented at “Voices Far and Near: Myth, Legend, Folktale, Fantasy,” the Northeast Region Conference of Christianity & Literature, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, October 26, 2002
• “The Mirrored Pool in the Forest: How Poetry Can Lead Us Through the Darkling Woods” presented at “Reflections in the Mirror,” the 7th Annual English Students’ Association Conference at the City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, March 8, 2002
• “She’s Poetry in Motion: Movement and Stasis in Contemporary Women’s Poetry,” presented at “These Boots Are Made For Walking: Women in Motion” Graduate Student Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, March 2, 2002
• “Poetry Can Save Your Life” presented at Humanities Day, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, February 7, 2002
• “Women and Poetry: Writing Our Lives” presented in Dr. Suzanne Forsberg’s course, “Women in the Arts & Sciences,” St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, April 2001
• “Rhyme and Reason: Poetry’s Place in Education” presented at the Liberal Arts Evening Colloquium at St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, April 25, 2000
• “Masters in Library Science at Pratt Institute: The Process” presented at the Special Interest Roundtable on the Humanities at “Getting Into Graduate School: A Workshop” sponsored by the CUNY Baccalaureate Alumni Fund, City University of New York, New York, January 19, 1999
• “Student Keynote: CUNY BA Mentors” presented at the CUNY Baccalaureate Program Mentoring Breakfast and Awards, Baruch College, New York, February 28, 1996

PUBLIC SCHOLAR, NYCH PRESENTATIONS

• Munson-William-Proctor Art Institute, Utica, New York, January 29, 2016
• NYPL-Spuyten Duyvil Branch, Bronx, New York, March 26, 2016
• East Greenbush Public Library, East Greenbush, New York, May 1, 2016
• Roslyn Landmark Society, Roslyn, New York, May 25, 2016
• Vestal Historical Society, Vestal, New York, June 4, 2016

PUBLIC SCHOLAR, NYCH PRESENTATIONS – UPCOMING

• Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, Buffalo, New York, October 17, 2016

MEDIA

• Interview, “Ideas Matter” segment on World War I Literature, The Roundtable, WAMC Radio, August 15, 2014
• “Here/There” Photography Exhibit, Callahan Center, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, April 1 to 30, 2014