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CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PANELS

2017   

“The Frenchwoman Dépaysée: Edith Wharton, Gabrielle Landormy, and Transnational Identities.” Session: Literature, Drama, and Transnational Identities. Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Conference. Bordeaux, France. 5-8 July 2017.

“Charity Goes to the Movies: Cinema, Citizenship, and Modernity in Edith Wharton’s Summer.” Session: Edith Wharton’s Summer. Modern Language Association (MLA). Philadelphia, PA. 5-8 January 2017. 

2016

“Breaking into the Movies”: Scenario Writing, Sentiment, and the Middlebrow Authorship of Rose Wilder Lane and Winifred Eaton Reeve (Onoto Watanna).” Special Session: “First Encounters: Early Cinema and American Modernism.” Modernist Studies Association 18. Pasadena, CA. 17-20 November 2016.

Sunset Magazine and the New Western Woman.” Seminar: Women in Periodical Culture. MSA18.

“Edith Wharton’s Suspense Theater: Naturalism and Gothic Modernism in the 1920s Stories.” Society for the Study of the American Short Story Conference. Savannah, GA. 20-22 October 2016.

“The Story of an Arm: Jack London and Edith Wharton.” Jack London Society Symposium, Napa, CA. 15-19 September 2016.

“Cherry.” Panel: “Jack London’s Last Year.” JLS, Napa, CA. 15-19 September 2016.

“Henry Ward Beecher’s ‘Children’: Celebrity Ministers in Harold Frederic, Ellen Glasgow, and Edith Wharton.” Harriet Beecher Stowe Society Conference. Spokane, WA. 24-25 June 2016.

“The Case of Lily Bart, Hoarder.” Wharton in Washington Conference. Washington, D. C. 2-4 June 2016.

“Digital Wharton.” Roundtable participant on CWEW panel. Wharton in Washington Conference. Washington, D. C. 2-4 June 2016.

“Jack London’s Marriage Revolution: Sex and Spiritualism in ‘Planchette’ and The Little Lady of the Big House. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Seattle, WA. 22-25 March 2016.

2015

“Women with Weapons: Edith Wharton, Knitting, and Maker Culture.” Panel: Lives Welded and Woven. Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Conference. Philadelphia, PA. 4-8 November 2015.

Chair and organizer. “Preparing a Single-Author Edition: A Roundtable Discussion on the Complete Works of Edith Wharton (CWEW).” Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Conference. Philadelphia, PA. 4-8 November.

“The Victim as Vampire: Gothic Naturalism in the White Slave Narrative.” Session: Haunting Realities. American Literature Association Conference. Boston, MA.  21-24 May 2015.

Digital Wharton Symposium Speaker.  https://digitalstudies.camden.rutgers.edu/2015/03/25/digital-wharton-brainstorming-symposium/Rutgers University-Camden, New Jersey. April 17, 2015.

“Batterman Lindsay and Pacific Northwest Native American Culture.” Special Session: “Recovering Pacific Northwest Women Writers.”  Presidential Theme Panel. Organizer: Laura Laffrado, Western Washington University. Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention. Vancouver, BC. 7-11 January 2015.

2014

“Writing Jack London’s Northland: Elizabeth Robins’s Klondike Diaries.” Jack London Symposium. Berkeley, CA. 29 October-2 November 2014.

“Bohemian Time: Mary Austin, Willa Cather, and the Contradictions of Temporal Modernity.” Centuries in Common: Traversing 1900. American Literature Association Conference. Washington, D.C. 22-25 May 2014.

“Wasted Bodies: Poverty, Disability, and Cinematic Naturalism in Wharton, Crane, and Early Film.” MLA Special Session: Poverty and Naturalism. Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention. Chicago, IL. 9-12 January 2014.

2013

California and the “Super-woman”: Mary Austin, Jack London, and The Little Lady of the Big House.” Western American Literature Conference. Berkeley, CA. 9-12 October 2013.

“Undercover in San Francisco: Miriam Michelson and Frank Norris in Chinatown.” Undercover America. Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention. Boston, MA. 3-6 January 2013.

2012

“The Revenge of the Repressed: Citizenship and Resistance in the Stories of Elia Peattie, Kate M. Cleary, and Alice Dunbar-Nelson.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Conference. Denver, CO. 10-13 October 2012.

“Reforming San Francisco: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Drunkard’s Dilemma in Frank Norris and Emma Pow Bauder.” C19 Americanists Conference. Berkeley, CA. 12-16 April 2012.

Invited Participant. “What’s Still Missing? What Now? What Next? A Roundtable on Digital Archives in American Literature.” Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century American Literature Division Panel. Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention. Seattle, WA. 5-8 January 2012.

Session Organizer and Participant. “The Sidewalks of New York: Edith Wharton’s Slum Stories and Early Cinema.” Technologies of the Real: Early Cinematic Naturalism in Norris, London, and Wharton. Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention. Seattle, WA. 5-8 January 2012.

“Jack London and the ‘Super-Woman’: Mary Austin’s A Woman of Genius and London’s The Little Lady of the Big House.” Jack London Biennial Symposium. Logan, UT. 3-6 October 2012.

– Panel participant, “New Directions in London Studies.”

– Panel participant, “My Favorite Jack London Essay.”

2011

“Women and Naturalism.” Roundtable on The Oxford Handbook of American Naturalism. American Literature Association Conference. 26-29 May 2011. Boston, MA.

“Teaching Stephen Crane.” Stephen Crane Roundtable. American Literature Association Conference. Boston, MA. 26-29 May 2011.

Chair and Co-Organizer with Bernard Koloski. “Author Society Web Sites.” American Literature Association Conference. Boston, MA. 26-29 May 2011.

“The Frenchwoman Dépaysée: Edith Wharton’s French Ways and Their Meaning, Gabrielle Landormy, and the Transnational Body.” Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention. Los Angeles, CA. 6-9 January 2011.

2010

“Street Language: Wisecracking Modernism in Pre-Code Films.” “Classical Sound Film and Cultures of Modernism.” Modernist Studies Association Conference. Victoria. British Columbia. 11-14 November 2010.

“’Have you read my ‘Christ’ story?’: Mary Austin’s The Man Jesus, London’s The Star Rover, and the “Bone-Headed” Masses.” Jack London Biennial Symposium. Santa Rosa, CA. 4-6 November 2010.

“’The Greatest Pathos and the Highest Tragedy’: W. D. Howells’s Letters to Harvey Greene.” American Literature Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. 27-30 May 2010.

– Session Organizer and Panel Chair for Theodore Dreiser Society Sessions.

“W. D. Howells’s Civil War.” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association (PNASA). Spokane, WA. 16-17 April 2010.

2009

“Making an American Citizen: Teaching Citizenship in Social Problem Films of the Progressive Era.” Visual Productions of Citizenship in American Culture. American Studies Association Conference. Washington, D.C.  5-9 November 2009.

“She don’t want no ‘doptin’ of yours”: Stealing Children in Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s “The Annals of  ‘Steenth Street” and Ann Petry’s The Street.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Conference. Philadelphia, PA. 22-24 October 2009.

“Edith Wharton’s “Book of the Grotesque”:  Sherwood Anderson, Modernism, and the Late Stories.” American Literature Association Conference. Boston, MA. 21-25 May 2009.

– Respondent for Hamlin Garland panel on Rose of Dutcher’s Coolly, featuring Donald Pizer and Stephen Brennan. ALA 2009.

– Panel Chair and Session Organizer for Theodore Dreiser Society sessions. ALA 2009.

“Thoreau in the Suburbs: Transcendentalism in Douglas Sirk’s All that Heaven Allows.” Film panel. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference (RMMLA). Snowbird, UT. 8-10 October 2009.

“Land, Revenge, and Redemption in the Western Stories of Mary Hallock Foote and Rose Wilder Lane.” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association Conference (PNASA). Lincoln City, OR. 16-18 April 2009.

“It could have been any street”: Ann Petry’s The Street and Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s In ‘Steenth Street Stories.’ International MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States) Conference. Spokane, WA. 2-5 April 2009.

2008

“Claiming California: Land Use, Speculation, and the Pioneer Myth in Jack London’s and Rose Wilder Lane’s California Novels.” Jack London Biennial Symposium. Huntington Library, Pasadena, CA. 8-10 October 2008.

“Edith Wharton Meets Aquaman: The Glimpses of the Moon and Imperiled Male Culture in Entourage.” “Wharton in Popular Culture.” American Literature Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. 24-28 May 2008.

“What Charity Saw: Edith Wharton’s Summer and the Progressive Era Social Problem Film.” Edith Wharton and History Conference.  Lenox. MA. 26-28 June 2008.

“Teaching Stephen Crane’s The Monster.” Stephen Crane Panel. American Literature Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. 24-28 May 2008.

“’Where are my children?’: Pregnancy and Abortion in the Progressive Era Film.” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association Conference (PNASA). Walla Walla, WA. 8-10 April 2008.

2007

“Love in Leisure Spaces: Tourism, Courtship, and Marriage in The Coast of Bohemia and An Open-Eyed Conspiracy.” William Dean Howells Society Session. American Literature Association Conference. Boston, MA. 24-27 May 2007.

“’National Housekeeping’ and the Industrial Home: The Child Worker in Lillie Chace Wyman’s Reform Fiction.”  Pacific Northwest American Studies (PNASA) Association, Portland, OR. 27-28 April 2007.

2006

“Narcissism for the Nation: Undine Spragg and Patriotism in The Custom of the Country.” Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention. Philadelphia, PA. 27-30 December 2006.

– Session Organizer and Chair. “Nation, Race, and Citizenship in Edith Wharton’s Works.”

“A Forgotten Daughter of Bohemia: Gertrude Christian Fosdick’s Out of Bohemia.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Conference. Philadelphia, PA. 7-11 November 2006.

“Digital Americanists: American Literature Site.” American Literature Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. 27-30 May 2006.

“Disrupting the Transracial Romance in the Stories of Bret Harte and Mary Hallock Foote.” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association (PNASA). Spokane, WA. 14-15 April 2006.

2005

Session Organizer and Chair. “French Ways and Their Meaning: Consuming, Collecting, and French Identity in Edith Wharton.” MLA Annual Convention. 27-30 December 2005.

“Society Novel” or Social Critique?: Wharton’s House of Mirth, David Graham Phillips’s The Social Secretary, and Frank Norris’s The Pit.”  Edith Wharton Conference: Celebrating the Centenary of Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth. Poughkeepsie, NY. 23-25 June 2005.

“Relative Truths: Father Forbes and the Culture of Nineteenth-Century Priesthood.” Session: Rediscovery of Harold Frederic’s The Damnation of Theron Ware. Invited paper. American Literature Association. Boston, MA. 27-30 May 2005.

– Session Organizer and Chair, Hamlin Garland Session.

“Daughters of Bohemia: 1890s Novels of the Woman Artist.” Nineteenth-Century American Literature Panel. Rocky Mountain MLA Annual Conference (RMMLA). Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 20-22 October 2005.

“Lillie Buffum Chace Wyman: An Early Naturalist?” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association (PNASA). Portland, OR. 14-16 April 2005.

2004

“The Expatriate as Nation-Builder: Rose Wilder Lane’s ‘Little House’ in 1920s Albania.” Modernist Studies Association. Vancouver, BC.  21-24 October 2004.

Session chair and panel organizer. American Literature Association Conference. San Francisco. 27-30 May 2004.

–Edith Wharton’s short fiction session organizer and chair.

— Hamlin Garland session organizer and chair.

“More than a Family Resemblance? Agnes Crane’s “A Victorious Defeat” and Stephen Crane’s The Third Violet.” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association Conference (PNASA). Warm Springs, OR. 16-17 April 2004.

“The Strength of the Stubborn: Disastrous Naming in ‘Samuel’ and Rose Terry Cooke’s ‘Freedom Wheeler’s Controversy with Providence.’”  Jack London Biennial Symposium. Santa Rosa, CA. 23-25 May 2004.

2003   

“Lillie Buffum Chace Wyman: Regionalism and Social Justice.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Conference. Fort Worth, Texas. 24-28 September 2003.

“It is a kind of exile, isn’t it?”: Hamlin Garland, Edith Wharton, and the Place of the Literary Expatriate.” Edith Wharton in London: 2003.  London, England. 14-17 July 2003.

2002

“Kinetoscopic Realism: Technology, Silent Film, and the Teaching of Naturalism.” Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention. New York, NY. 27-30 December 2002.

Miss Lulu Bett from Novel to Film.” American Literature Association Conference. Long Beach, CA. 30 May -2 June 2002.

– Session Organizer and Chair. Stephen Crane Society Sessions, ALA 2002.

“Lane, Wharton, Fisher, and the Politics of Home.” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association Conference (PNASA). Spokane, WA. 18-20 April 2002.

2001

“William Dean Howells and Mary Wilkins Freeman.” American Literature Association Conference. Cambridge, MA. 24-27 May 2001.

– Session Organizer and Chair.  Stephen Crane Society Sessions, ALA 2001.

“Figures of Nationhood: Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country and Robert Grant’s Unleavened Bread.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Conference. San Antonio, Texas. 14-18 February 2001.

2000

“Cloisters of Childhood: Grace King, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and the Architecture of Race.” Southern Women Writers and the Short Story: Place, Gender, Genre. Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention. Washington, D. C.  27-30 December 2000.

“’Home Fires’ and After: Region, Memory, and the Great War in Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s The Deepening Stream.” Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention. Washington, D.C. 27-30 December 2000.

“The New Woman and the Tragic Muse: Agency and Artistry in “The Muse’s Tragedy,” The Custom of the Country, and Robert Grant’s Unleavened Bread.” Edith Wharton at Newport: 2000 Conference. Newport, Rhode Island. 21-25 June 2000.

“He Was a Man”: Rose Wilder Lane’s Jack London.” American Literature Association Conference, Long Beach, California. 25-28 May 2000.

  • Chair and Session Organizer. Hamlin Garland Society Session.

“Edith Wharton as Muckraker?  The Fruit of the Tree and the Social Problem Novel.” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association (PNASA).  Moscow, Idaho.  20-22 April 2000.

1999

“Imagining Albania in America: Rose Wilder Lane and the Politics of ‘Home.'” Still at Issue: Legacies of Progressive Era Women. American Studies Association International Conference.  Montreal, Quebec. 28-31 October 1999.

“Taking Tips and Losing Class: Challenging the Service Economy in Mildred Pierce.” Panel: “Whose Modernism?: Class Resistance, the Body, and Depression-Era Fiction.” Modernist Studies Association Conference, State College, PA. 7-10 October 1999.

“Revisioning Pastoral Romance: Hamlin Garland’s Rose of Dutcher’s Coolly and Edith Wharton’s Summer. American Literature Association. Baltimore, Maryland.  27-30 May 1999.

“The (American) Muse’s Tragedy: Henry James, Edith Wharton, and Jack London.” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association (PNASA). Lincoln City, Oregon. 8-10 April 1999.

1998

Edith Wharton and her 1920s Contemporaries.  Session Organizer and Chair for Affiliated Organization Session (Edith Wharton Society). Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention. San Francisco, California. 27-30 December 1998.

“Beyond ‘the sunbonnets’: Rose Wilder Lane, Edna Ferber, and the New Western Heroine.” Western Literature Association. Banff, Alberta. 15-17 October 1998.

“‘The Muse’s Tragedy’ and the Eternal Triangle: Jack London and Edith Wharton.” Jack London Society Biennial Symposium. Huntington Library, Pasadena, California. 7-11 October 1998.

“New Perspectives on The Damnation of Theron Ware.” American Literature Association Conference.  San Diego, California. 27-30 May 1998.

“Stepping Westward: Edna Ferber, Rose Wilder Lane, and Domestic Regional Fiction.”  Pacific Northwest American Studies Association (PNASA). Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 9-11 April 1998.

1997

Respondent for Panel on American Women Writers of the 1920s. Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention. Toronto, Ontario. 27-30 December 1997.

“Domesticating Trilby: Frank Norris and the Naturalistic Art Novel.” Sixth International Conference on Emile Zola and Naturalism. Los Angeles, California.  23-25 October 1997.

“Frank Norris: Apprenticeship Writings.” Panel presentation. American Literature Association Convention. Baltimore, MD. 22-25 May 1997.

“‘The Blue Juniata’: Native American Voices in Little House on the Prairie.” Northeast Modern Language Association Conference (NEMLA). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  20-22 April 1997.

1996

“Jewett and the Naturalists: The Country of the Pointed Firs Meets the ‘Masculine Principle.’ Sarah Orne Jewett and Her Contemporaries: The Centennial Conference.  Portland, Maine. 21-23 June 1996.

“From Balcony Stories to Front Porch Stories at the One-Room School: Tales of Childhood in Southern Regional Fiction.” Southern Women Writers Conference.  Rome, GA. 12-14 April 1996.

“Women with Weapons: Feminine Culture and Male Liberation in Martin Eden, George’s Mother, and Vandover and the Brute.” Jack London Society Biennial Symposium. Santa Rosa, CA. 2-5 October 1996.

Organizer and Session Chair. “Edith Wharton: Shorter Fiction.”  Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA).  Montreal, Quebec. 19-20 April 1996.

1995

“Reading Class in Mildred Pierce.” Conference on Working Class Lives. Youngstown, OH. 9-11 June 1995.

“Neglected Masterpiece: Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth, and Susan Lenox.”  Edith Wharton at Yale Conference. New Haven. 28-30 April 1995.

“Competing Voices: Wild Men and Narrative Disruption in Little House on the Prairie.” Conference on Modern Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature in Nashville, TN. 20-22 April 1995.

1994

Moderator for panel on “Community in the City and Suburb.”  Panel participants:  Blanche Gelfant, Katherine Joslin, Wyn Kelley. American Literature Association Convention. San Diego, CA.  3-5 June 1994.

“Harold Frederic’s ‘Hybrid Female’: The Damnation of Theron Ware and the Transformation of Realism.” Central New York Papers on Language and Literature. Cortland, NY. 16-18 October 1994.

“Edith Wharton and the ‘Authoresses’: The Critique of Local Color in Wharton’s Early Fiction.”  Northeast MLA Convention (NEMLA). Pittsburgh, PA.  8-10 April 1994.

1993

“Rewriting the ‘rose and lavender pages’: Edith Wharton and Women’s Local Color Fiction.”  American Literature Division Section Session: “Gender, Regionalism, and Realism: American Literature, 1880-1920.” MLA Annual Convention. Toronto, Ontario. 27-30 December 1993.

1991

“Sentimental Convention and Self-Protection: Little Women and The Wide, Wide World.”  Central New York MLA Conference in Cortland, New York. 20-22 October 1991.

Computers and Writing

The Harcourt Brace Guide to Teaching Writing with Computers. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace, 1998. Print. Commissioned work.

“The Computer-Based Writing Classroom.” Chapter 6 of the Instructor’s Manual and Answer Key to Accompany The Writer’s Harbrace Handbook, Fourteenth Edition and Instructor’s Manual and Answer Key to Accompany Hodges’ Harbrace Handbook, Fourteenth Edition. Fort Worth: Harcourt College Publishers, 2001. 121-157 and 122-157. Print. Commissioned work.

“Risky Business: Directing the Computerized Writing Lab.” Joint presentation with Patricia Terry. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention (RMMLA).  Spokane, WA. 20-21 October 1995.

“Teaching Process, Testing Product: Computer-Based Classrooms and the Traditional Writing Exam.”  Joint Presentation with Anthony Hughes. SUNY Council on Writing Conference. Niagara Falls, NY. 23-24 April 1993.

“Peer Review Strategies and the Writing Process.” Communications Chair, Session Chair, and Paper Presentation. SUNY Council on Writing Conference. Buffalo, NY. New York. 20-22 April 1990.

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