“‘Money - especially foreign money - is fascinating’: The Lloyds Bank Monthly Column, 1923-24”

40th Annual Meeting of The T. S. Eliot Society

September, 2019

Washington University in St. Louis

“Mark Twain & The Networks of Disunion”

Chemung Valley Museum

September 5, 2019

Elmira, NY

“The Devil’s Joke: The Econo-Literary Contexts of Cairo, Illinois”

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

July, 2019

Hannibal, MO

“Reverse Engineering the USA Newsreels”

ALA Conference (30th Annual)

May, 2019

Boston, MA


April 27, 2019 (7 PM)

360 Court St.

Brooklyn, NY

Asian Humanities, Global Markets, & Emerging Theory Workshop: “The Aesthetics of Neoliberalism”

April 25, 2019

Cornell University, Ithaca

Mark Twain’s Music Box

Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes

February 8th, 2019

Park Church, Elmira

2018 Quarry Farm Symposium: American Literary History & Economics in The New Gilded Age

October 5-7, 2018

Center For mark Twain Studies, Elmira College

150th Anniversary of Mark Twain in Elmira

September 14, 2018

Center For Mark Twain Studies, Elmira College

Political Forum On Congressman Tom Reed

September 12, 2018

Elmira Heights Theatre

"Joke, Joke, Jeremiad: A Poetics of Neo(g)liberalism"

Humor in America Conference

July 15, 2018

Roosevelt University, Chicago


Political Pundit Night

April 24, 2018

Elmira Heights Theatre

"Only the Men Survive: The 2008 Financial Crisis & The Glass Cliff"

Women's History Month Series

March 29, 2018

Women's & Gender Studies Program, Elmira College

"The Sound & Fury of Economics From Ricardo to Keynes," Make It Visible: The Long 19th Century & New Economic Criticism Special Session

MLA Convention (133rd Annual)

January 4, 2018

New York, NY

Political Pundit Night

November 8, 2017

Clemens Center, Elmira, NY


38th Annual Meeting of T. S. Eliot Society

September, 2017

Washington University in St. Louis

"The Economic Consequences of T. S. Eliot" 

"Chimerica Rising: The Prophetic Political Economy of 'Fable of The Yellow Terror'"

International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies (8th Quadrennial)

August, 2017

Center for Mark Twain Studies, Elmira College

"Love, Come Quick: Mark Twain in the Orbit of Elmira"

Reunion Weekend

June 16, 2017

Elmira College 

"John Dos Passos & Cultural Keynesianism," Dos Passos Today Roundtable

ALA Conference (28th Annual)

May, 2017

Boston, MA

"The Making of Chimerica: Globalization, Economics, & Mark Twain's 'Fable of the Yellow Terror'"

Chemung County Historical Society

September 29, 2016

Elmira, NY

"The Rhyme of Crisis: Mark Twain on Banks, Bubbles, & Bailouts"

The Trouble Begins Lecture Series

May 18, 2016

Center for Mark Twain Studies, Elmira College

"Bezzles & Black Swans: Disputed Terrains of Economic Imagination," Revisiting the Archive: Finance & Contemporary Literature Seminar

ACLA Annual Meeting

March, 2016

Harvard University

"Politicum e-conomico est: Mark Twain, Behavioral Economist," Re-Presenting Twain Panel sponsored by Mark Twain Circle of America

MLA Convention (131st Annual)

January, 2016

Austin, TX

"Is Anybody A Keynesian?: Misunderstanding Mixed Economy in the Great Recession," Literary Finance: Why Now? Seminar

ACLA Annual Meeting

March, 2015

Seattle, WA

"Literature of Mass Destruction: Atlas Shrugged, Free to Choose, & the Rhetorical Origins of the Income Gap"

UA Symposium on English & American Literature

March, 2015

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

"A Nation of Suckers: The Rhetoric of Refinancing in 'The Ownership Society,'" Credit/Debt/Crisis/Literature/Analysis Panel

MLA Convention (130th Annual)

January, 2015

Vancouver, BC

"John Dos Passos & The Mainstream of America," Midcentury Panel

John Dos Passos Conference (Inaugural)

October, 2014

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

"Astride the Dark Horse: Eliot & the Lloyds Bank Intelligence Department"

35th Annual Meeting of T.S. Eliot Society

September, 2014

Washington University in St. Louis

"'The False Pretense of Being a Linguist': Eliot's Economy & the Poetics of Corporate Banking," Eliot Society Panel

ALA Conference (25th Annual)

May, 2014

Washington, DC

"The Rhyme of Crisis: Speculative Euphoria, Confidence Multipliers, & Intellectual Bubbles," Chronicling Financial Crisis Panel

MLA Convention (129th Annual)

January, 2014

Chicago, IL

"More Reality Than Real Life Can Show: Economic Narratology & The Fictions of Finance," Interdisciplinary Studies Panel

South Central MLA Conference (70th Annual)

October, 2013

New Orleans, LA

"Living a Fiction: Finance & Fraud in The Confidential Clerk"

34th Annual Meeting of T. S. Eliot Society

September, 2013

Washington University in St. Louis

"Use Her Eyes, Use Her Voice, Use Her Soul: Gendered Cons & The Economics of Evangelism in Elmer Gantry," Feminine Figures & Scientific Discovery: Current Criticism in Sinclair Lewis Panel

ALA Conference (23rd Annual)

May, 2012

San Francisco, CA

"The Conman Cometh: Speculative Euphoria, Crisis Capitalism, & the Rhetoric of Confidence"

Stony Brook Graduate English Conference (23rd Annual)

March 2011

CUNY - Stony Brook

"'Conning you con at peril': The Intrusion of Confidence," Americanist Depiction of the Law Panel

Covering the Law Symposium

November, 2009

University of California, Irvine

"Free Agency & The Fire Next Time," African-American Literature Panel

Reception Study Society Conference (3rd Biennial)

September, 2009

Purdue University