Conferences and Invited Talks

Roundtable Discussion Participant.”Responding to Edward Albee and Absurdism.” 28th Annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA). Boston, May 27, 2017.

“Theatrical Names and Reference,” Theatre Research Series, University of Melbourne, April 15, 2014.

“Introducing Absurd Literature: Defining without Reducing,” Institute for Research in the Humanities. University of Wisconsin-Madison, February 3, 2014.

“Presenting Beckett to the 21st Century General Reader and Theatregoer,” 56th Annual International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT) Conference. Barcelona, Spain, July 22, 2013.

“Presenting Albee to the 21st Century General Reader and Theatregoer,” 37th Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Stevenson University. April 6, 2013.

Roundtable Discussion Participant. “Call to Form The Edward Albee Society.” 37th Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Stevenson University. April 6, 2013.

“‘Gathering Thinglessness’ into Thinghood: Beckett’s Re-Creation of Nothingness into Being” 36th Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Stevenson University. March 31, 2012.

Invited Talk. On Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd. The George Washington University. March 27, 2012.

“After The Great War: Contextualizing the Self in Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author.” 54th Annual International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT) Conference. Osaka University, Toyonaka Campus, August 9, 2011.

“Camus’ Unknown Legacy: Or, “I’m having an existential crisis!” Don’t you mean a Camusian crisis?” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference. Rutgers University, April 7, 2011.

“Land Ahoy?: Desire Under the Elms‘ Response to the Desire for Land in the Sea Plays.” 35th Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Loyola Marymount University, March 24, 2011.

Invited Talk. “1952 Paris: Waiting for Godot and the Great Quarrel.” University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, December 1, 2010.

“The Female Absurd.” 34th Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Loyola Marymount University, March 26, 2010.

“Berenger, The Sisyphean Hero and the Title in Ionesco’s Rhinoceros.” 33rd Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Loyola Marymount University, March 27, 2009.

“Role-Reversals in Purdy’s A Day After the Fair.” 18th Annual American Literature Association Conference. Boston, May 26, 2007.

“Frankl, ‘The Parable of Estragon’s Struggle with the Boot,’ and the Reliable and Unreliable Saviors in Waiting for Godot.” 31st Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Loyola Marymount University, March 31, 2007.

“Danton’s Memory: Historical and Structural Impossibilities.” 48th Annual International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT) Conference. University of Maryland, June 28, 2005.

“Clowning Around in James Purdy’s The Paradise Circus.” 16th Annual American Literature Association Conference. Boston, May 28, 2005.

“Border Crossings in Le Jeu de Saint Nicolas and The Castle of Perseverance: The Heightened Importance of Land Ownership.” 3rd Bi-Annual New England Renaissance Conference. Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies, April 23, 2005.

“Brecht in the Wilde: Salome‘s Liminal Spaces and the Storyteller.” 29th Annual Comparative Drama Conference. California State University – Northridge, March 28, 2005.

“Danton’s Memory: Structural Impossibilities and the Translation of History.” 14th Annual Central New York Conference on Literature and Language. SUNY – Cortland, October 30, 2004.

“Dislocating Homebody?: Language, the Body and ‘a succession of displacements, bloody, [and] beautiful’ in Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul.” 13th Annual Central New York Conference on Literature and Language. SUNY – Cortland, October 26, 2003.

“Clowning Around: Becoming Another/Becoming Oneself.” Assessing James Purdy Conference. UMASS – Amherst, October 24, 2003.

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