“David Shapiro and Jasper Johns: an Analogy.” NEMLA, Philadelphia,
“Turing, Anti-Enigma,” International Popular Culture Association
conference. Swansee. Wales, August 2005.
“Heidegger, Poetry, and Nation.” NJ English College Professors
conference, April 2006.
“Poetry-Criticism,” Tel Aviv University, Israel, December 29,
Moderator. Contemporary Literature panel. Mid-Atlantic Culture
Association conference. New Brunswick, NJ, October, 2005.
“Metamodern Poetry.” Hunter College, October 2005.
“Secular Jewish Culture/Radical Poetic Practice.” six person
discussion with Paul Auster, Charles Bernstein, Kathyryn
Hellerstein, Marjorie Perloff, Jerome Rothenberg, Center for Jewish
History, New York City, September 21, 2004
March, 2002: “Row: Computers, Suburbs, and Holocaust. City
University of New York, Graduate Center.
New Formalist Poetry and Criticism, participant in seminar,
Steven Schneider,’s West Chester University Poetry Conference, June
“‘The Hustle’ as Post-World War II Totem,” Mid-Atlantic Popular
Culture Association, Buffalo, November 2004.
“Post-World War II Totems: Holocaust, Computer, and
Suburb,” Popular Culture Association, April 2004, San Antonio,
“There Goes the Nation State: Bob Dylan and Hannah
Arendt,” Popular Culture Association, April 2003, New Orleans,
“Philip Roth and the Holocaust,” 20th Century Literature
Conference, University of Louisville, February 2002.
“Why Is It Can’t Happen out of Here out of Print?” SUNY Cortland
Conference on Language and Literature, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY,
"Eliot, Dylan, Turing” MLA, New Orleans, LA. December 2001.
“Royal Tyler’s The Algerine Captive: Disentangling Alliances,”
MLA, San Francisco, CA., December 1998.
Respondent: New York School poetry exclusive of Ashbery and
O’Hara panel, MLA, San Francisco, CA., December 1998.
“Ray Davies as a Filmmaker: Some Thoughts on Return to
Waterloo.” Popular Culture Association. Orlando, FL., April
“The 1973 Mets and the Oil Crisis.” Mid-Atlantic
Popular/American Culture Association conference. Baltimore, MD.
“For James Joyce.” Bloomsday James Joyce conference,
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland., June 1997
Respondent: American Literature in Poland panel, American
Studies Center, University of Warsaw American Studies Center, June
“Sociopolitical Transformations in the 1970’s,” Fulbright
“Excellence in Transatlantic Exchanges,” Berlin, Germany. March
“Ashbery and Late Stevens.” Delivered at Modern Language
Association, Washington, DC. December, 1996.
“Frank O’Hara, Donald Judd, and the Cuban Missile Conference.”
Delivered at Modern Language Association , Washington, DC.
MLA New York Poetry Panel proposed and chaired, “The New York
School: Cultural/Aesthetic Perspectives.” MLA, Washington, DC,
Chair, three “New York Poetry” panels, Popular Culture
Association. Las Vegas, Nev. March 1996.
“Multicultural Readings of New York School Poetry.” Popular
Culture Association. Las Vegas, Nev. March 1996
The Poet-Critic in New York Poetry.” Delivered at the Northeast
Modern Language Association conference. Montreal, Quebec. April
“Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror: Pockets out of Time.”
Delivered at American Literature Association, San Diego, CA. June
Chair and Organizer: “Image and Text” panel. Northeast Modern
Language Association conference. Boston, Mass. March 31-April 1,
“Fingering the Word in Morrison, Tan, and Erdrich.” Delivered at
the Northeast Modern Language Association conference. Boston, Mass.
March 31-April 1, 1995.
Panel presentation for “Creative Thinking” panel at Humanities
Department, Laguardia College, New York City. April, 1995.
“Early and Late Seventies Vietnam Films: Patton and Apocalypse
Now” Popular Culture Association. Philadelphia, PA. April 12-15
1995 Active Participant: Navigator Solutions Workshop with Dr.
Paul Privateer. Research for Multicultural Syllabus. St. John’s
University, New York City. September 28-29.
“Close Reading: Technology and Sport.” Mid-Atlantic
Popular/American Culture Association conference. Syracuse, NY.
November 13-14, 1995.
“Space and Identity: Micro-Periodizing the Movies of the
Seventies.” Delivered at the Northeast Modern Language Association
conference. Pittsburgh, Pa. April 8-10, 1994.
Chair and Organizer, “The Impact of Postmodernism on American
Literature” panel, 1994 topic: “The Cold War, Postmodernism, and
American Literature.” Northeast Modern Language Association
conference. Pittsburgh, Pa. April 8-10, 1994.
“Adrienne Rich's Your Native Land, Your Life. Renarrativizing
Nativity, Identity, and Power.” Delivered at the International
Conference on Narrative Literature. Vancouver, British Colombia.
April 28-May 1, 1994.
“Historical Interconnections.” Delivered at the 16th Annual
Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies, Pittsburgh,
PA. September 29-October 2, 1994.
“Aesthetics, Ideology, and Seventies Poetry.” Delivered at the
Thirtieth Conference in Modern Literature, sponsored by Michigan
State University. East Lansing, MI. October 6-8, 1994.
“The Vietnam War Connoted and Denoted in Two Seventies Films.”
Delivered at the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
conference. Wheeling, W. Va. October 28-October 30, 1994.
“Periodizing at the Visual and the Verbal Point of Inscription:
Ashbery, Nixon, and Johns.” Delivered at the Northeast Modern
Language Association conference. Philadelphia, Pa., April 1993.
1993 Secretary: “Postmodern Problems,” Image and Text panel,
Northeast Modern Language Association conference. Philadelphia,
1993 Paper: “Narrative, Surveillance, and Warhol.” Delivered at
the Narrative Conference of the Society for the Study of Narrative.
November 5-7, 1993Paper: “Periodizing Ashbery and His
Influence.” Delivered at the Mid-Atlantic American Culture/Popular
Culture Association Conference. Philadelphia, Pa.
1992 Paper: “Ekphrasis and Baldwin” Delivered at the
Afro-American panel, Northeast Modern Language Association.
Buffalo, New York.
1992 Chair and Organizer: “Image and Text ” panel. Delivered at
the Northeast Modern Language Association conference. Buffalo, New
1992 Recorder/Reactor: “Using Drama in the Classroom to Promote
Language Development and Thinking Skills ” panel; “Children as
Historians—Challenges, Formats, Results” panel. Delivered at the
Conference of Teachers of English, Spring Conference, Washington,
1991 Paper: “John Ashbery’s ‘Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror’
as an Ekphrastic Poem and Cultural Artifact in the Light of Hart
Crane’s The Bridge." Delivered at the “Ekphrasis” panel, Society
for the Study of Narrative Literature’s International Conference on
Narrative. Nice, France.
1991 Paper: “Talking Pictures: Nella Larsen’s Passing.”
Delivered at the Women’s African American Literature Panel,
Northeast Modern Language Association. Hartford, Connecticut.
1990 Chair, “Art as Commodity” panel. “Sister Arts” conference.
June 1997. “Minimalism and Frank O’Hara.” Minsk Institute of
April 1997. Lecture: “Film as Cultural Artifact,” American
Studies Center, University of Warsaw American Studies Center.
April 1997. Lecture: “Frank O’Hara and the Cold War,” University
of Warsaw English Institute. October 1996.
April 1997. Lecture: “American Films of the 1970’s” USIA
Lecture Series, American Consulate, Cracow, Poland.
November 1996 Lecture: “A Theory of America in the Seventies,”
English Institute, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland.
December, 1996. Lecture: “Micro-Periodizing the Seventies”
American Studies Center, University of Warsaw American Studies
February 1996. Lecture: “The Seventies Now,” for Columbia
University’s American Civilization Seminar. Columbia University,
New York City.
October, 1995. “Multicultural Connections,” a Convocation
lecture delivered at Franklin College, Indiana.
April 13, 1993 Lecture: “John Ashbery and Watergate:
Surveillance and Reality-Testing in the Mid-Seventies.” Delivered
at Harvard University, sponsored by the Committee on Degrees in
History and Literature and the Poetry Study Group. Cambridge,
November 16, 1993 Lecture: “A Window on the Seventies: Poetry,
Culture, and Surveillance.” Delivered at Fairleigh Dickinson
University, sponsored by the Department of English. Madison,