Speaking

Upcoming

  • (DM me and let’s set it up!)

Professional

Literary

  • In support of The Sleeping Together Tour. Mother, Atlanta, GA: November 2015.
  • Ides of March. B-Side Arcade & Liquors, Cleveland, OH: March 2015.
  • Acquired Taste Presents… Blood and Guts, A Valentine’s Day Celebration. Brillo Box, Pittsburgh, PA: February 2015.
  • Versify. East End Book Exchange, Pittsburgh, PA: August, 2014.
  • Convocation. Presented by Mud Luscious, PANK, and Annalemma. Beauty Bar, Chicago, IL: March 2012.
  • Stripped Launch Party. Fergie’s Pub, Philadelphia, PA: February 2012.
  • DOGZPLOT Summer Reading Tour. Cleveland, OH: July 2011.
  • Fuel & Fuddle Reading Series. Pittsburgh, PA: March 2009.
  • Fuel & Fuddle Reading Series. Pittsburgh, PA: April 2007.

Academic

  • “A Dirty Past: The Origins of the Debate on Cinematic Tense.” Annual Meeting of the Literature/Film Association. Panel: “Film Theory: Tense, Time, and Communication.” Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA: October 2009.
  • “Writing Through Film.” Invited speaker, Pedagogy Forum on Seminar in Composition: Film. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA: April 2009.
  • “Shock and Horror in The Passion of the Christ.” The Cinemathéque. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA: March 2009.
  • “Bullet Time, Bullet Space: Classical Film Theory and New Visual Effects.” Film and History Conference. Area: “The ‘Science’ of Special Effects: Aesthetic Approaches to Industry.” Panel: “Rethinking Classical Theories of Film and the Blockbuster.” Chicago, IL: October 2008.
  • “An American Tale: Class, Race, and Authorship in Candyman.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Panel: “The Horror… The Horror…” Philadelphia, PA: March 2008.
  • “Turning the Tables: Prompt-Writing as Written Assignment.” Associated Writing Programs Conference. “Pedagogy Forum.” New York, NY: January 2008.
  • “Sound and Image in Stephen Spielberg’s War of the Worlds.” The Cinemathéque. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA: October 2007.
  • “Bodies at Rest, Bodies in Motion: The Early Cinematic Corpse as Agent of Attraction.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Panel: “Rethinking Early Cinema.” Chicago, IL: March 2007.
  • “A Cinema of Abjections: Horror and the Vulnerable Body in The Matrix.” Reel Fear: Horror, Suspense, and Anxiety in Postmodern Film. Graduate Student Conference. Panel: “Flesh Impressions: Body and Gender in the Modern Horror and Science-Fiction Film.” University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: October 2006.
  • “‘A New Face’ for Sicilia: Cinema and History in L’uomo delle stelle.” Historicizing Aesthetics/Aestheticizing History: Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy of (Un)Making History. Graduate Student Conference. Panel: “History/Memory/Trauma.” University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA: April 2006.
  • “The Spectre of Los Angeles in Se7en and Chinatown.” The Cinemathéque. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA: February 2006.

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