Public talks

Invited Lectures on Modernism and Pedagogy
I have been invited to talk about modernism and pedagogy at various academic venues.

June 2020 at the Teach@CUNY Summer Institute: I spoke at the faculty plenary about literary studies and the CUNY undergrad to entering graduate students [video]

January 2019 at the Bard High School Early College Dean’s Hour Talk: I discussed the politics of emplacement in E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India

October 2018 at the Faculty Roundtable of the Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference of the Comp Literature department at the Graduate Center, CUNY: I spoke about displacement as a useful pedagogic technique for teaching modernism

October 2018 at the Graduate Center, CUNY: I spoke on a panel about new directions in humanities research at the Mellon-funded Community Colleges and the Future of the Humanities conference

January 2018 at the Bard High School Early College Dean’s Hour Talk: I discussed Virginia Woolf and families in To the Lighthouse: [audio]

April 2017 at the Graduate Center, CUNY: I spoke on a panel about teaching humanities at community college. The panel organizer’s reflections are here.

Public Humanities Work on Modernism
I love talking modernism with non-academic audiences, too. Below are some recent outings.

June 2017 at the Difficult to Name Reading Series: I spoke about Virginia Woolf, feminism and war. I gave a brief written interview beforehand.

October 2016 at the Manor Club: I talked about Virginia Woolf, pacifism, and women’s education (through the Humanities New York Public Scholars program; my profile here)

September 2016 at the Smithtown-Kings Park Library: I discussed Charlie Chaplin, Modern Times, and the American Dream (through the Humanities New York Public Scholars program; my profile here)

Other Thoughts and Airings
I’m thrilled when I get the chance to speak about other topics related to my work.

August 2020 in the Chronicle of Higher Education: I spoke with Beckie Supiano about how the pandemic is encouraging more of us to embrace pedagogic best practices recommended by Universal Design for Learning

February 2019
at the podcast Indoor Voices: my writing group of CUNY women colleagues discussed the importance of university-level professional support and our development as “good feminists” at work. Listen to us here.

September 2017 on CUNY TV’s City Cinematheque program: I discussed Satyajit Ray’s movie Aparajito (1956) with Dr. Jerry Carlson