Conference Presentations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“‘Raw Beef, Blood, Semen, and Tears’: Ecofeminism in Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Milwaukee, WI, November 12-15, 2015

From Rural to Urban Classrooms: Animal Liberation in Post-Secondary Education.” Institute for Critical Animal Studies 14th Annual North American Conference. Binghamton, NY, April 17-19, 2015

“Complicating Alice Walker As Animal Ethicist and Ecofeminist.” Institute for Critical Animal Studies 13th Annual North American Conference. Houston, TX, April 11-13, 2014

“She Does Not Think of Herself As Steak: Animal Ethics in Alice Walker’s Fiction.” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference. Cincinnati, OH, November 7-10, 2013

“Food, Feminism, and Equality: Evolving Views on Consumption in Alice Walker’s Writings.” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference. Oakland, CA, November 8-11, 2012

“The House That Mama Built: Historical Connection in Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Atlanta, GA, November 10-13, 2011

“Wounds, Scars, and Feminist Healing in Selected Works by Postmodern, Multiethnic American Women.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Denver, CO, November 11-14, 2010

“Chaos and Loss of Women’s Collectivity in Kathy Acker’s Novels.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention. Montreal, Quebec, April 7-11, 2010

“Bodily Fragmentation and Matrilineal Healing in Gayl Jones’s Corregidora.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. New Orleans, LA, April 8-11, 2009

“Corporeal Scars and Feminist Healing: Phyllis Alesia Perry’s Stigmata.” College English Association Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA, March 26-28, 2009

“Death Drive and Murder in Carson McCullers’s ‘A Domestic Dilemma’ and ‘The Sojourner.’” Pennsylvania College English Association Conference: Celebrating American Literature. State College, PA, April 10-12, 2008

“Rereading Alice Walker’s By the Light of My Father’s Smile: Challenging Heteronormativity.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. San Francisco, CA, March 19-22, 2008

“Murder in Carson McCullers’s ‘The Sojourner’ and ‘A Domestic Dilemma.’” IUP’s GSA/EGO Sixth Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference: Crossing Borders and Pushing Boundaries in the University and Beyond. Indiana, PA, March 1, 2008

“Challenging Heteronormative Expectations in Alice Walker’s By the Light of My Father’s Smile.” EAPSU Conference: Literacy and Performance. Indiana, PA, October 26-27, 2007

“Reclaiming the Doll: Empowerment in Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea.” Pennsylvania College English Association Conference: Paths to Freedom. West Chester, PA, April 12-14, 2007

“Woman as Plastic Doll: The Objectified Other on Campus.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Boston, MA, April 4-7, 2007

“Madonna-Whore: Exploding Antifeminist Dichotomies in Harold Frederic’s The Damnation of Theron Ware.” IUP’s GSA/EGO Fifth Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference: Celebrating Ideas across Disciplines. Indiana, PA, March 3, 2007

“The Objectified Other: Woman as Doll.” PASSHE Women’s Consortium: Celebrating Women’s Work. Indiana, PA, October 26-27, 2006

“Sin and Redemption: The Language of Christianity in the Slave Narrative.” Penn State University Americanists Graduate Student Conference: What’s Wrong with Belonging? Epistemologies of Imperialism and Domesticity in the Americas. University Park, PA, April 7-8, 2006

“Medieval Birds: The Carnal Female in Antifeminist Literature and Women’s Songs.” Pennsylvania College English Association Conference: Forging Connections: The Past Meets the Future. Pittsburgh, PA, March 23-25, 2006

“Medieval Women: The Carnal Female in Antifeminist Literature and Women’s Songs.” IUP’S GSA/EGO Fourth Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference: Investigating Our Reality: Bridging Interdisciplinary Gaps. Indiana, PA, February 18, 2006

“Constructing Femininity: Woman as Doll in Hitchcock’s Vertigo.” IUP’s GSA/EGO Third Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference: Transforming Our World and Work. Indiana, PA, February 18-19, 2005