CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION AND TALKS
2019 “Doing the History of Emotions in German Literary Studies.” GSA Emotion
Studies Network Seminar “Doing Emotions in German Studies.” German
Studies Association Conference, Portland, Oregon, October 1-4, 2019.
2018 “Mobilizing Disgust and Compassion: Elpis Melena's Gemma;oder, Tugend und
Laster (1877) and the Anti-Vivisection Movement.” GSA Emotion Studies Network Seminar “Feeling Beyond the Human: Animals, AI, Machines.”
German Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, September 27-30, 2018.
2018 “Keywords for Today and the Keywords Project.” Roundtable speaker for LSL
Language and Society Forum-sponsored session. Modern Language Association Conference, New York City, January 4-7.
2017 “Unalltägliche, unbürgerliche und differenzierte Gefühle”: Reading Thomas
Mann’s Buddenbrooks as a Literary Genealogy of Emotions.” German Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 5-8. Submission accepted.
2017 “Subverting Feminine Shame and Liberating Love in Lou Andreas-Salomé’s
Fenitschka.” Women in German-sponsored panel on Feminism and the
Emotional Turn in German Studies. Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 5-8.
2016 “‘Ein Mensch im gefährlichsten Zustand des Fanatismus, beschmutzt, zerrissen’: The Grotesque Body and Emotion in Wilhelmine Satire.” The Materiality and Corporeality of Emotions in German Culture since 1500 Seminar, German Studies Association Conference, San Diego, California, September 29-
2015 “‘Das Beste, was wir haben, ist Mitleid’?: Navigating Different Styles of Social
Feeling in Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest (1895).” German Studies Association Conference, Arlington, Virginia, October 1-4.
2013 “The Words Empfindung, Gefühl, Emotion from the Enlightenment to the
Present.” Emotion Studies Seminar, German Studies Association Conference, October 3-6, Denver, Colorado.
2011 “Investigating the Unexplained: Paranormal Perception and Belief in Kleist’s
Novellas.” Kleistian (pre-)Occupations Conference, University of California State Long Beach, October 28-29.
2011 “Treble Trouble or the Threefold Power of Music: Reading Foucault and Althusser
in Heinrich von Kleist’s ‘St. Cecilia.’” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky (Lexington), April 14-16.
2017 “Rethinking Feeling in Fin-de-siècle German Literature.” Global Research in the
21st Century: Perspectives of the U.S. Humboldt Network. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Colloquium, Washington, D.C., March 2-4.
Panels and Seminars Organized/Moderated
2020 “The Reception of Keywords for Today: Pittsburgh, London, Peradeniya.” Modern
Language Association Conference, Seattle, January 9-12, 2020.
2019 “Doing Emotions in German Studies.” Three-day seminar co-organized with Derek
Hillard and Erika Quinn, sponsored by the GSA Emotion
Studies Network, German Studies Association Conference, Portland, Oregon,
October 1-4, 2019.
2018 “Feeling Beyond the Human: Animals, AI, Machines.” Three-day seminar co-
organized with Derek Hillard and Erika Quinn, sponsored by the GSA Emotion
Studies Network, German Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh,
September 27-30, 2018.
2015 “Negotiating Pasts and Futures in Europe.” Fulbright Student Panel co-organized
and moderated with Fulbright Fellows Jenny Kreiger and Melissa Guinan, 61st annual Fulbright Berlin Seminar, Berlin, Germany, March 15-19.
2018 “Keywords for Today and Political Concepts: A Dialogue on the Terms We Use and
Don't Use.” Columbia University, November 15.
2016 “Anders denken, anders fühlen: Zur diskursiven Neuverhandlung von Emotionen
in der deutschen Literatur der Jahrhundertwende.” Invited lecture as part of joint talk on “Gefühl und Sprechausdruck um die Jahrhundertwende (1900)” with Susanne Voigt-Zimmermann. Seminar für Sprechwissenschaft und Phonetik, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany, July 15.
2016 “Trauma” and “Spirit/Spiritual.” Keywords Project Seminar, Jesus College,
University of Cambridge, UK, July 7-8.
2015 “Well-being.” Keywords Project Seminar, Jesus College, University of Cambridge,
UK, July 2-3.
2015 “Feeling Differently at the Fin de Siècle.” Max Planck Institute for Human
Development Center for the History of Emotions, Berlin, Germany, June 2.
2015 “Gegensätzliche Emotionen?: Zum Verhältnis von Mitleid und Ehre in Theodor
Fontane’s Effi Briest.” Doctoral Candidates’ Colloquium, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, May 13.
2015 “Gefühle im Gespräch: Die literarische Darstellung von Emotionen um 1900.”
Interationales Studienzentrum Berlin/Max-Kade-Haus Lecture in Berlin, Germany, February 23.
2014 “‘Auf ein richtiges Gefühl, darauf käme es an’: Die Darstellung von Emotionen in
der deutschen Literatur der Jahrhundertwende (1890-1901).” Doctoral Candidates’ Colloquium, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, December 5.
2018 “Mutbürgerinnen: Courageous Women through German History.” Roundtable
speaker for Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures Spring
2018 Conference on Courage, James Madison University, April 12-13, 2018.
2015 “Heteropathia in the Novel: Conceptualizing the Mediation of Emotion in Fin-de- Siècle German Literature.” Writing-in-Progress Colloquium, University of
Pittsburgh, October 23.
2014 “Empathy.” Keywords Project Seminar, University of Pittsburgh, January 24-25.
2013 “Marketing Emotion: Selling Feelings in Neoliberal Germany.” Cultural Studies
Graduate Student Colloquium, University of Pittsburgh, April 19.
2013 “Emotion.” Keywords Project Seminar, University of Pittsburgh, January 25-26.