International and Interdisciplinary Symposium, The Animal in Ireland, Real and Imagined, February 21-23, 2023 Call for Papers
11th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), "Global Challenges and Regional Responses in Contemporary Drama in English," Burg Rothenfels, May 9-12, 2002. (with Jochen Achilles and Birgit Däwes)
Workshop/Section/Panel/Lecture Series Organization
Lecture series organizer, with Dorothea Klein (University of Würzburg): "Kulturen der Einsamkeit," Würzburg, April 10-July 10, 2018. Homepage
Panel organizer: "Nature, Liminality, and the Short Story," 13th International Conference on the Short Story in English, "Unbraiding the Short Story," Vienna, Austria, July 16-19, 2014.
Section organizer, with Norbert Lennartz (University of Vechta): "Dickens and His Legacy," Annual Conference of the German Association of University Teachers of English (Anglistentag) 2011, Freiburg, September 20-23, 2011. Plenary lecture of the section: Prof. Dianne F. Sadoff, Ph.D. (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA)
Workshop organizer, with Gregory Tomso (University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, USA): "19th Century American Literature and Art – Between Nation Building and Individuation," "E Pluribus Unum" or "E Pluribus Plura"?, European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Biennial Conference, Oslo, Norway, May 9-12, 2008.
Workshop organizer, with Martha Rozett (State University of New York, Albany, NY, USA): "The New Historical Fiction: Sheri Holman's The Dress Lodger (2000)," Graduate Seminar "English 580 The New Historical Fiction", English Department, State University of New York (SUNY), Albany, NY, USA, April 8, 2008.
Section organizer, with Jochen Achilles (University of Würzburg): "Representations of Evil in Anglophone Cultures," Annual Conference of the German Association of University Teachers of English (Anglistentag) 2007, Münster/Westfalia, September 23-26, 2007. Plenary lecture of the section: Prof. David S. Reynolds, Ph.D., City University of New York, New York, NY, USA.
"Von Irland in die Welt: Der irisch-amerikanische Dramatiker Eugene O'Neill," Ringvorlesung: Der Literaturnobelpreis, University of Würzburg, November 14, 2022.
"The Green Atlantic Revis(it)ed: Colum McCann's TransAtlantic (2013) as New Irish American Historical Fiction," German Irish Studies Itinerary, University of Wuppertal, July 8, 2021.
"Liberty of Solitude: Herspace in Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers’ Lives and Works," Solitude and Gender – A Colloquium, Pathologies of Solitude, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom, June 14, 2021.
"The Nineteenth Century Revis(it)ed: The New Historical Fiction," Tea with TLW, Transatlantic Literary Women, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, April 7, 2021.
"The Liberty of Solitude: Einsamkeit und Freiheit im Leben und Werk amerikanischer Autorinnen des 19. Jahrhunderts," Rückzug: Produktivität des Solitären in Kunst, Religion und Geschlechtergeschichte, Blankensee-Colloquium, FU Berlin and HU Berlin, October 4-6, 2018.
"A Cultural History of Solitude in the USA," American Literature Research Seminar, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, November 23, 2017.
"A Cultural History of Solitude," Fellow in Focus, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, February 22, 2017.
"Nature, Liminality, and the Short Story: An Analytical Triad and a Case Study," Lecture Series English-Speaking Cultures, University of Würzburg, February 3, 2017.
"Dante and American Crime Fiction: Matthew Pearl's The Dante Club," Seminar Series 2014-15, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, December 9, 2014.
“Rezeption als historische Fiktion: Matthew Pearls The Dante Club (2003),” Dante Intermedial: Die Divina Commedia in Literatur und Medien, Study Day, University of Würzburg, June 13-14, 2014.
"'The Nineteenth Century Revis(it)ed': Die neue historische Fiktion zwischen Tradition und Innovation," Research Colloquium, Department of Literature, University of Bielefeld, April 22, 2014.
"'If for Thy Father Askt, Say Thou Hadst None': The Female Tradition in American Poetry," Lecture Series English-Speaking Cultures, University of Würzburg, January 24, 2014.
"Der amerikanische Serienmörderroman," Lecture Series "Moderne – Postmoderne", University of Konstanz, July 3, 2012.
"'Little Edie': Der Aufstieg von Jackie Kennedys verrückter Cousine zur kulturellen Ikone", Research Colloquium, Department of Literature, University of Konstanz, June 19, 2012.
"'From Hell': Dante, Tod und Teufel im amerikanischen Serienmörderroman," Lecture Series "Höllenfahrten," University of Würzburg, January 17, 2012.
"The New Historical Fiction: The 19th Century Revisited," English Department, State University of New York (SUNY), Albany, NY, USA, April 8, 2008.
"The New Historical Fiction – Between Tradition and Innovation," Roundtable Narrative is the Essence of History: The History of the Historical Novel, NeMLA Convention, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, April 7-10, 2011.
"From Adams to McKinley: Fiction About 19th Century America," Historical Novel Society (HNS), Biennial North American Conference, Albany, NY, USA, June 8-10, 2007.
"'Monster!': Julia Ward Howe's The Hermaphrodite, the Ambitious Woman, and Cultures of Denunciation," Creativity within Revolt, American Studies Association, Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 7-10, 2021.
"Revis(it)ing the Past: The Forms of the New American Historical Fiction," Forms of History, Historical Fictions Research Network Conference 2020, University of Salzburg, Austria, February 20-21, 2020.
"In Poe's Shadow: Frances Sargent Osgood," Herstory Re-Imagined: Women's Lives in Biographical Fiction and Film, Centre for Life-Writing Research, King's College London, United Kingdom, December 16-17, 2019.
"'[A]way to solitude, to freedom, to desolation!': Hermits and Recluses in Julia Ward Howe's The Hermaphrodite," International and Interdisciplinary Conference, Cultures of Solitude, Würzburg, July 30-31, 2015.
"'The Blue Zone': Liminal Nature Experience in Rick Bass's 'The Hermit's Story' (2002)," 13th International Conference on the Short Story in English, "Unbraiding the Short Story," Vienna, Austria, July 16-19, 2014.
"'I Have Heard Many Stranger Stories Than This, in the Villages Along the Hudson': Magic Realism in Upstate New York?" International Conference, Liminality and the Short Story, Würzburg, March 7-10, 2013.
"Erfahrung und Referenz im neuen amerikanischen historischen Roman: Geraldine Brooks' March (2005)," Erfahrung und Referenz: Erzählte Geschichte im 20. Jahrhundert, University of Konstanz, September 19-21, 2012.
"'Little Edie': From It-Girl to Loony Catlady to Cultural Icon," The Health of the Nation, European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Biennial Conference, Izmir, Turkey, March 30-April, 2012.
"The Return of the Author: Historical Biofiction," Backward Glances: History, Imagination, and Memory, University College Cork (UCC), Cork, Ireland, August 31-September 1, 2011.
"Primary Secondary Literature: Christopher Bigsby's Hester as a Reanimated Classic": Session Re-tellings: Literature as Literary Criticism, NeMLA Convention, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, 7.-10. April 2011.
"Revisiting the New Nation – Revising Cultural Memory: Images of 19th-Century America in the New Historical Fiction", "Forever Young?", European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Biennial Conference, Dublin, Ireland, March 26-29, 2010.
"Reanimated Classics: Contemporary Adaptations of 19th-Century Literature," Annual Conference of the German Association of University Teachers of English (Anglistentag) 2009, Klagenfurt, Austria, September 20-23, 2009.
"'A Peep at the Pilgrims:' 19th-Century Historical Romance as National Literature?", "E Pluribus Unum" or "E Pluribus Plura"?, European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Biennial Conference, Oslo, Norway, May 9-12, 2008.
"Working Girls: The New Woman in Juvenile and Adult Fiction by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman," 39th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Buffalo, NY, USA, April 10-13, 2008.
"Little Pilgrim vs. New Woman: Socio-religious Conformism and Female Emancipation in Alcott's Little Women and Freeman's 'Louisa,'" Religion in the USA, 54th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA), Bochum /Dortmund, Mai 31-June 3, 2007.
"'The Body and Soul of a Woman, the Mind and Power of a Man:' Julia Ward Howe's The Hermaphrodite as a Self-Portrait of the Writer," Conformism, Non-Conformism and Anti-Conformism in the Culture of the United States, European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Biennial Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, April 7-10, 2006.
"Tomboyism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Identity Formation, Gender Ambiguity, and Cultural Work," Cultural Memory and Multiple Identity: A Symposium for Doctoral Students, Berlin/Potsdam, June 18-19, 2004.
"American Eves: The Story of Female Initiation in the EFL-Classroom," Cultural Interactions: 50 Years of American Studies in Germany, 50th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies, Munich, June 10-13, 2003.
Reading, Discussion & Book Signing: Joshua Cohen, Four New Messages (2012), University of Würzburg, October 21, 2014.
Reading, Discussion & Book Signing: Priya Basil, The Obscure Logic of the Heart (2010), University of Konstanz, January 30, 2013.