List of Academic Papers–Literary Studies

 

The following is a list of papers and lectures dealing with literary studies that I’ve delivered at various national and international academic conferences since 1992:

“Romanticism in Victorian Mythopoeic Fantasy: The Relationship between Coleridge’s Cognitive Theory and George MacDonald’s Redemptive Imagination.” International Conference on Romanticism, Rochester, MI, September 2013.

Panel Chair for the session titled “Creative Relations” at the International Conference on Romanticism, Rochester, MI, September 2013.

“Holy Scripture and Contemporary Theories of Literary Interpretation: How Should We Read, Interpret, and Apply the Bible?” A solicited lecture as a visiting professor to the Independent Reformed Theological Academy, Seoul, South Korea, July 2012.

“Engaging Popular Culture through Biblical Theology: A Theocentric Reading of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.” A solicited lecture as a visiting professor to the Independent Reformed Theological Academy, Seoul, South Korea, July 2012.

Program organizer and chair for the English Language and Literature academic session of the 2008 National Faculty Leadership Conference, Washington, DC, June 2008.

“Representations of Science in Gothic Literature.”  Solicited lecture as a visiting professor to Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing, China.  May 2008.

“Exploring Transhumanism: Rediscovering the Human in Cyberpunk Science Fiction.” Solicited lecture as visiting professor to Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing, China.  March 2008.

“Decoding Transhumanism: Human Revaluation in Neuromancer and The Diamond Age.”  Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference, Portland, Maine.  November 2007.

“Fantasy and the Mythopoeic Voice of Reason: Exploring the Ethics of Elfland in a Secular Technical University.”  National Faculty Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.  June 2006.

“John Keats and the Materialist’s Metaphysical Struggle with Suffering.”  International Conference on Romanticism, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  October 2005.

“Braving the New World: Critical Thinking in an Era Seemingly Devoid of Reason.” Solicited Address on Brave New World for the NYIT Freshman Reading Program.  Student Orientation, NYIT, Old Westbury, NY.  September 2005.

“Van Helsing and the Ironic Struggle for Knowledge in Dracula:  Defying Scientific Naturalism to Preserve Victorian Positivism.”  International Gothic Association Conference, Montreal, Canada.  August 2005

“Jacking Out and Engaging the WetNet: Rebirthing the Human in Posthuman Cyberpunk Literature.”  Central New York Conference on Language and Literature, Cortland, New York.  October 2004.

“Metaphysical Intersections in Frankenstein:  Mary Shelley’s Theistic Investigation of Scientific Materialism.”  International Conference on Romanticism, Laredo, Texas.  October 2004.

“The Apparent Irrelevancy of Literary Studies: Can Theocentric Criticism and Practice Provide Solutions?”  National Faculty Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.  June 2004.

“When Adam Creates: Rebellion and Transgressive Autonomy in Frankenstein.”  International Gothic Association Conference, Liverpool, UK.  July 2003.

“Cults of Redemption in Gothic SF:  The Postmodern Messiahs of Blade Runner and The Matrix.”  International Gothic Association Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.  June 2001.

“Coleridge as Revolutionary, Gothic Threat, and Early Victorian Heirloom:  Cultural Transformations of a Poet in His Lifetime.”  Group for Early Modern Studies National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.  November 2000.

“Coleridge’s Conversational Tapestry:  Revaluing the Physical Structure of Biographia Literaria.”  North American Society for the Study of Romanticism National Conference, Tempe, Arizona.  September 2000.

“Monstrous Birth and the Tyrannical Company in Ridley Scott’s Alien:  An Introduction to 20th-Century Sci Fi Gothic.”  A solicited lecture for the Honors Program at New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York.  November 1999.

“Textuality as Gothic Prison II:  Narrative Surveillance in Caleb Williams.”  American Conference on Romanticism, Bloomington, Indiana.  November 1999.

“Textuality as Gothic Prison I: Oppressive Social Codes in Caleb Williams.”  International Gothic Association Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  August 1999.

“Textual Surveillance, Social Codes, and Sublime Voices:  The Tyranny of Narrative in Caleb Williams and Wieland.”  Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies National Conference, Columbus, Ohio.  March 1999.

“Cultural Colonization in the 19th-Century Reviews of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Christabel.”  A solicited lecture for the Faculty Lecture Series at New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York.  March 1998.

“Glowing Ardor and Cool Ferocity:  Political Enthusiasm and Poetic Terror in The Ancient Mariner.”  American Conference on Romanticism, Athens, Georgia.  January 1998.

“Coleridge as Victorian Heirloom:  Nostalgic Rhetoric in the Early Victorian Reviews of Coleridge’s Poetical Works.”  North American Society for the Study of Romanticism National Conference, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  November 1996.

“Necessary Discriminations between Liberty and Licentiousness:  Jacobin Fear and Radical Support in the Reviews of Coleridge’s Early Poems.”  The National Graduate Student Romanticism Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.  April 1996.

“Despotic Colonizers of Nineteenth-Century Cultural Capital:  Literary Landscapes and Imperial Rhetoric in the Reviews of Coleridge’s 1816 Christabel Volume.”  American Conference on Romanticism, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  September 1995.

“Eclipsed by the Pleasure Dome:  Romantic Irony and Poetic Failure in ‘Kubla Khan.'”  American Conference on Romanticism, University Park, Pennsylvania.  October 1994.

“Mediating the Literary Market Place:  Poe’s Self-Duping in ‘The Man of the Crowd.'”  Northeast Modern Language Association of America Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  April 1994.

“The Problem of the Epilogue in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale:  Is Offred’s Narrative Memoir a Self-Empowering Speech Act?”  Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.  February 1993.

“‘A Sadder and a Wiser Man’:  Coleridge’s Self-Reflexive Voice in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”  International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  March 1992.

 

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