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2021    “Benevolent Bots: Human-Robot Friendship and Empathy in German Children’s Literature.” German Studies Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN, September 30-October 3, 2021.

2021    “Alone Together with Technology: Marc-Uwe Kling’s QualityLand (2017) and the

Robotic Response to COVID-19.” Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies Virtual Summer Workshop 2021, June 30-July 2, 2021.

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, 2018.

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, 2018.

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, 2017.

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-October 2. 

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, 2015.

2013    “The Words Empfindung, Gefühl, Emotion from the Enlightenment to the

Present.” Emotion Studies Seminar, German Studies Association Conference, Denver, Colorado, October 3-6, 2013.


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, 2017.

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2018    “Keywords for Today and Political Concepts: A Dialogue on the Terms We Use and Don't Use.” Columbia University, November 15, 2018. 

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.

2016    “Trauma” and “Spirit/Spiritual.” Keywords Project Seminar, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK, July 7-8, 2016.

2015    “Well-being.” Keywords Project Seminar, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK, July 2-3, 2015.

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.

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.

2015    “Gefühle im Gespräch: Die literarische Darstellung von Emotionen um 1900.” Interationales Studienzentrum Berlin/Max-Kade-Haus Lecture in Berlin, Germany, February 23, 2015.

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, 2014.

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