Talks

Invited

“The Frankenstein Experience: A Hybrid Physical/VR Exhibit,” TripTech: Technology, Pedagogy, and Creativity Event. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 28, 2019

“Comic Studies: Within and Beyond Borders,” Informal Conversations on Research, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, September 19, 2018

“Have a Heart: Experimentation, Empathy, and the Frankenstein Complex,” Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, March 22, 2018.

“Frankenstein: A Digital Scholarly Edition,” Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, December 14, 2017.

“The Near Future for Digital Scholarship Centers,” closing talk, CNI-ARL hosted Planning a Digital Scholarship Workshop, Arlington, VA, May 18, 2016.

“Re-Centering the Library: Digital Scholarship Support and Collaboration in ARL Libraries,” invited talk, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, March 31, 2016.

“Promises and Pitfalls: ARL Institutional Digital Scholarship Support and Collaboration,” invited talk, Purdue University, March 29, 2016.

“Scholarly Publishing and the Open Access Ecosystem,” invited talk, The Catholic University of American, International Open Access Week, October 2015.

“The ARL/AAU Task Force First-Book Subvention Prospectus,” invited talk, Georgetown University, Fall Scholarly Communication Symposium 2014: The Future of First Books, October 2014.

Conference Papers  

“Warlocks & Warheads: American Horror Story as Post-American Gothic,” Popular Culture Association, New York City, April 17, 2019.

“Digital Frankenstein Variorum,” Colloquium Digital Demonstration and Poster Reception, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, BC, June 8, 2018.

“Dreadful Doctor: Tempering Genius with Empathy to End the Curse of Frankenstein,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh, PA, April 14, 2018.

“The Final Ships: Military Criticism and Redemption in Post-Cataclysmic Narratives,” Popular Culture Association, Indianapolis, March 30, 2018.

“Bicentennial Bits and Bytes: The Pittsburgh Digital Frankenstein project,” Modern Language Association, New York City, January 6, 2018.

“Avengers Aftermath: The Ramifications of Alien Invasion in the Marvel Mediaverse” The National Popular Culture /American Culture Conference, New Orleans, April 2015.

“Terrorforming: Global Threats, Urban Destruction, and the Man of Steel” The National Popular Culture /American Culture Conference, Chicago, April 2014.

“Cops and Robots: Broken Bots and Dysfunctional Detectives in Almost Human” The Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 2014.

“Pandering to the Masses: Culture and Stereotype in The World of Warcraft” The National Popular Culture /American Culture Conference, Washington, D.C., April 2013.

“Thor Spot: Remediating Neopagan Misconceptions through Contemporary Fantasy” The Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 2013.

“Good Doggy: Taming the Big Bad Wolf in Urban Fantasy.” The National Popular Culture /American Culture Conference, Boston, MA, April 2012.

“Food Fight: Calories and the Contraction in Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl.” The Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 2012.

“I Walk the Line: Sheriffs and Policing the Fantastic.” The National Popular Culture/The Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 2011.

“New American Myth: The Creolization of Native Beliefs and European Legends in Urban Fantasy.” The National Popular Culture/American Culture Conference, St. Louis, MO, April 2010.

“(Re)new Frontiers: America 2.0 in the Alternate Histories of SM Stirling and Eric Flint.” The Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 2010.

“Arming America: Memory and Guilt in the Death and Rebirth of Marvel Comics’ Captain America.” The National Popular Culture/American Culture Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 2009.

“Growing Skin: The Evolution of the Cyborg in Battlestar Galactica and Terminator.” The International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, #30, Orlando, FL, March 2009.

“From the Ashes: S. M. Stirling’s Novels of ‘The Change’ and the New Post-Apocalypse.” The Science Fiction Research Association Conference, Lawrence, KS, July 2008.

“It’s the Bomb: Nuclear Fear in Contemporary American Popular Culture.” The British Association of American Studies, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 2008.

“I’m here to Save You: Military Criticism in the Films Inspired by the Novel I Am Legend.” The International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, #29, Orlando, FL, March 2008.

Panels

“American Horror Story as Post-American Gothic,” Panel on Gothic TV Roundtable with Jeff Grieneisen, Joel Hawkes, Donald McCarthy, Anna Rider, Shannon Scott, and Aoise Stratford Northeast Modern Language Association, Washington, D.C., March 22, 2019.

“Transacting DH: Rights, Roles, and Responsibilities,” with Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Carrie Johnson, and Dhanashree Ashok Thorat, Modern Language Association, Chicago, January 5, 2019.

“Nurturing Citizen Scholarship: Civic Education and Digital Learning in the Neoliberal University,” with Chelsea Heinbach, Brandon Locke, Kush Patel, and Kynita Stringer-Stanback, Fall 2018 Digital Library Federation Forum, Las Vegas, NV, October 15, 2018.

“dSHARP in a Siloed world: Overcoming challenges in library outreach at CMU,” with Eric Kaltman and Emma Slayton, Fall 2018 Digital Library Federation Forum, Las Vegas, NV, October 15, 2018.

“The Latin American Comics Archive: An Online Platform for the Research and Teaching of Digitized and Encoded Spanish-Language Comic Books Through Scholar/Student Collaboration” with Daniel Evans, Felipe Gomez, and Scott Weingart, Digital Humanities 2018, Mexico City, Mexico, June 26-29, 2018.

“Charting the New Frontier in Library Publishing: Using Janeway as an Open-Source Library Publishing Platform” with Daniel Evans and David Scherer, Library Publishing Forum, Minneapolis, MN, May 22, 2018.

“Between Strategic Plan and Infrastructural Reality: Founding a Digital Research and Publishing Center at CMU,” with Jessica Otis and David Scherer, Fall 2017 Conference of the Coaltion for Networked Information, Pittsburgh, PA, December 12, 2017.

“Community Meet Capacity: Growing a Digital Scholarship Center,” with Jessica Otis and Lisa Zilinski, Digital Library Federation Forum, Pittsburgh, PA, October 23, 2017.

“Frankenstein’s Legacy: The Peril and Promise of Artificial Intelligence,” Public Panel. As Moderator. Panelists: Jeffrey Bingham, David Danks, Barry Luokkala, and Molly Wright Steenson, CMU Libraries Speaker Series, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, October 17, 2017.

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