Sessions Organized, Conference Papers,
Conference Panels and Papers
Conference Sessions Organized
Co-Organizer and Co-Chair
- ASECS 2015 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California
- “Women on the Wrong Side of History?” Co-Organizer with Nicole Wright (University of Colorado at Boulder).
- “Beyond Orientalism: Consumer Agency and Producer Adaptation in Asian Exchanges with Europe the America s” Co-Organizer with Samara Cahill (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore).
- “Women on the Wrong Side of History?” Co-Organizer with Nicole Wright (University of Colorado at Boulder). Special Session for Modern Language Association, Vancouver, BC Canada.
- “Enlightenment Occlusions: Hidden Hybridity in European Literature and Culture” Co-Organizer with Samara Cahill (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore). ASECS Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia.
- This one was of two co-sponsored panels of the Southeast Asian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. For more SASECS events, see its website.
Organizer and Chair
- “Queering Richardson's Novels and Their Readers,” Samuel Richardson Society: ASECS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California.
- “Border-Crossing Roundtable: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Approaches to the Eighteenth Century” (Roundtable). ASECS Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio.
- “The Image of the Harem” Session I and II. ASECS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC Canada.
- “Transnational Connections: Looking at Eighteenth-Century Border Crossing.” ASECS Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- "The ‘Arabick Interest’ in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century England." ASECS Annual Meeting, Richmond, Virginia.
- "The Rights of Women and Orientalism." ASECS Annual Meeting, Richmond, Virginia.
- "Beverage Culture in the Eighteenth Century.” ASECS Annual Meeting, Richmond, Virginia.
- “Women and Nature: Labs, Land Reform and Labor.” ASECS Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon.
- “From Calico Madams to Osnaburg-Shrouded Slaves: Textiles for Laboring Women, 1719- 1831.” Textiles and the Long Eighteenth Century Panel: ASECS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California.
- "Eighteenth-Century Queer Vision(s)” Roundtable. ASECS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California.
- “Authoring Self in the Slave Narratives of Olaudah Equiano and Mary Prince.” Print Culture and Dissent in the Long Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World Panel (The Bibliographical Society of America): American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Annual Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia.
- “Beyond Zofloya: Dacre’s Gothic Appropriations. “Women and the Late Eighteenth-Century Gothic Panel (The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830): ASECS Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio.
- “Feminine Vices: Labor, Consumption, and Fashion in Defoe.” Culture of Ornament and Dress Panel: ASECS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.
- “Fabric of the Nation: Gender, Labor, and Textile Markets.” (Re)Presenting International PoliticsI Panel at International Studies Association (ISA), Northeast Conference, Providence, Rhode Island (2011); and at Trafficking and Migrant Labor: Feminist Approaches Panel: International Studies Association (ISA), San Diego, California.
- “Defoe’s Wandering Heroines: Textiles, Exoticism and Difference in Roxana and Moll Flanders.” Irony, Satire, Hoax, and Deeper Meaning: Defoe and His Contemporaries Panel (Daniel Defoe Society): ASECS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC Canada.
- “Feathered Ferocity: Violence and Fashion in Female Adventure Narratives.” ‘Rambling’ Women in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World Panel: Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Buffalo, New York.
- “Re-Imagining Universalism in Rasselas.” Samuel Johnson and Colonialism Panel: ASECS Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- “Romance as Historiography in Work of Scudéry and Lafayette.” Histories/Histoires Panel: Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- “(Mis)Interpreting John Ferriar.” Eighteenth-Century Criticism Reconsidered Panel: ASECS Annual Conference, Richmond, Virginia.
- “Contradictions and Instability in the Text and Times of Olaudah Equiano.” Teaching Equiano Panel: ASECS Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon.
- This panel resulted in the volume, Teaching Olaudah Equiano's Narrative: Pedagogical Strategies and New Perspectives, and continues in my current work on slavery.
- "Killing the Angel in the Household: Matriarchal Alternatives in Charlotte Dacre’s The Libertine (1807).” Pacific Southwest Women’s Studies Association Conference, Los Angeles, California.
- “Debating 18th-c English Religious Identity Through the Hayy Ibn Yaqzan Translations.” Cultural Transfer through Translation Panel (German Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies): ASECS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia
- “Playing with History: Rewriting of National Identity, Islam and Colonial Culpability." ISA Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.
- “Denying the Self: Recognition and Objectification in Sartre's Réflexions sur la question juive.” Jean Paul Sartre Centennial Celebration, Santa Barbara, California.
- “Authoring Self in the Slave Narratives of Olaudah Equiano and Mary Prince.” Watts Program Rare Book Seminar, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University.
- “’A Mere Roxana’: Reinterpreting the Ottoman Court in Restoration and Eighteenth Century London.” Faculty Noon Time Talks, Colby College.
- “Pre/Post-Mass Media: Private News as Public Record.” “First Class” at First Year Orientation, Colby College.
- “Reading Austen/Jane Reading: Novel Narratives for Women.” Maine Chapter Spring Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA).
- “Defoe’s Wandering Heroines: Textiles, Exoticism and Difference in Roxana and Moll Flanders.” The Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium Series, Colby College.
- “Get Connected: Pre/Post-Mass Media.” “First Class” at First Year Orientation, Colby College.
- “Unstable Identities in the Texts and Times of Olaudah Equiano.” Introduction to Comparative Literature, San Diego State University.
- “Aemilia Lanyer’s Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum (1611) and Ben Jonson's To Penshurst (1616).” Introduction to the Literature of the British Isles: Pre-1660, University of California at San Diego (also in 2005).
- “Oroonoko in the Eighteenth Century: Stage Adaptations, Abolition and the Rise of Sentimentalism.” Introduction to the Literature of the British Isles: 1660-1832, University of California at San Diego.