Conference Presentations

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-

                  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.

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.

Poster Presentations

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

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.



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