Selected Presentations

“Cinematic Method and Narrative Madness Behind the Witchery of Dario Argento’s Three Mothers.” The Spooky Evenings Series, Online, October, 2021 [via Zoom].

“Dario Argento’s Suspiria.” University of Illinois Press Contemporary Film Directors Series at The Art Theater, Champaign, IL, May, 2018 [via Skype].

“Remembering Carcosa: Cosmic Horror in True Detective.” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association National Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 2015.

“The Ethics of Masochism in A Serbian Film.” National Popular Culture Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2014.

“Remake Culture: The Basic Work of Multimodal Communication in Media Studies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Las Vegas, NV, March 2013.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Monsters.” New Voices Conference, Atlanta, GA, January 2013.

“Tapeworm Cinema: Adaptation and Genetic Memory from Sequels to Remakes (and Back).” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Durham, NC, November 2012.

“Adaptation without Difference: Cinematic Remakes as Queer Capital.” Midwest Popular Culture Association, Columbus, OH, October 2012.

“Pastiche of the Living Dead: The Italian Zombie Remix.” Professors vs. Zombies Symposium, Louisville, KY, April 2012.

“Demon Media: Horrific Representations of Globalized Violence.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2012.

“The Rhetoric of Remakes: Adapting Apocalyptic Contagion Narratives Across Decades and Media.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2011.

“The Rhetoric of Remakes: Transformations of Apocalyptic Contagion Across Decades and Media.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, September 2011.

“Something Old, Something New: Ideas for Teaching in a Digital Age.” With Rebecca Burnett.  Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Atlanta, GA, April 2011.

“Narrative Technologies for Socio-Cultural Training and Problem Solving.” With Douglas Bennett, Rebecca Burnett, Jo Anne Harris, Kenneth Knoespel, and Paul Koskey. HSCB Focus 2011: Integrating Social Science Theory and Analytic Methods for Operational Use, Washington, D.C., February 2011.  [Poster presented by Paul Koskey]

“Teaching Terrors: Georgia Tech Authors Discuss Their Work on Gothic Fiction and Horror.” Invited lecture, Georgia Tech Library. Atlanta, GA, October 2010.

“Collaborative Narration: Negotiating Cultural Conflicts through Multimodality.” With Rebecca Burnett and Dennis McBride. DARPA Negotiate Across Cultures Workshop, Washington, D.C., August 2010.

“Implementing a Multimodal Curriculum, from Invention to Assessment.” With Rebecca Burnett. Writing Program Administrators’ Conference, Philadelphia, PA, July 2010.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “E-Book Rhetoric: Dissolving the Borders of Pedagogy, Programs, and Publishing.” With Kimberly Hampton. Rhetorical Reflections: Borderless Pedagogies in a Multimodal World. Georgia Tech’s Multimodal Symposium, Atlanta, GA, April 2010.

“Multimodal Collaboration: A Synergy of Minds and Media.” With Rebecca Burnett and Candice Welhausen. 13th Annual ATTW Conference, Louisville, KY, March 2010.

“Horror Films and Contamination: Decoding Media Representations to Decode Violence.” Annual Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Atlanta, GA, November 2009.

“From the Borderless Classroom to the Borderless Workplace: Multimodal Pedagogies and Distributed Work Environments.” With Rebecca Burnett and Dan Vollaro. 12th Annual ATTW Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 2009.

“Subliminal Sexism.” Panel discussion with Anoka Chenzira and Amy D’Unger.Atlanta, GA, November 2008.

“Strategic, Multimodal Communication to Analyze Critical and Complex Problems.” With Rebecca Burnett. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., October 2008.

“Reshaping Careers for Teaching and Administration in Technical and Scientific Communication. With Rebecca Burnett and Karen Head. The 34th Annual Meeting of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, October 2007.

“Preaching Murder: Morality, Aesthetics, and Politics in Seven and Saw.”  Southwest/Texas Regional Meeting of the Popular Culture and American Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM, February 2006.

The Castle of Otranto: Camp, Enlightened Sadism, and the Meanings of ‘Gothic.’”  Invited lecture, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, January 2005.

“Sacrificing Sexualities in the Gothic Schoolrooms of ‘Secret Worship,’ Voodoo Academy, and The Brotherhood.”  QGrad Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, October 2004.

“The Gothic Articulation of Homosexuality in the Nineteenth Century.”  QGrad Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, November 2003.

“Containing Gothic Threats: The Critical Success of Ann Radcliffe.”  “Readers and Writers in the Eighteenth Century: An Interdisciplinary Conference,” Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, May 2003.

“Gothic Anxieties: The Fear of Literature in the Late Eighteenth Century.”  Eighteenth-Century Studies Colloquium, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, November 2002.

“The Indulgence of Critique: Dario Argento’s Treatment of the Sadistic Voyeur.” Southwest/Texas Regional Meeting of the Popular Culture and American Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM, February 2002.

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