Recent Lectures and Conference Presentations

August 2019: “War Gothic,” Keynote Lecture at the International Gothic Association Biennial Conference, Lewis University, Chicago

April 2019: “American Countercultures of the 1960s.” Zelig, UNIL

Nov. 2017: “Progress, Utopia, and Apocalypse: The Overlapping Temporalities of the 19th Century,” Keynote at the 3rd Biennial Conference of the British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, University of Exeter

June 2017: “Battlefield Gothic and War Horror,” Keynote Lecture, Contemporary Gothic: Seventh Annual Postgraduate Conference, Lancaster University

May 2017: “War, Affect, Genre,” Guest lecture in Research Colloquium, J.F.Kennedy Institute, Free University, Berlin

March 2017: Keynote Lecture, European Association for American Studies Women’s Network: “The American Woman Warrior: A Transnational Feminist Look at War, Imperialism and Gender”

March 2017: “War, Adventure and the Pleasure of Killing,” Narrative Conference, Lexington, Kentucky

See short interview on American Imperialism and the adventure genre:


Nov. 2015: “Transatlantic Gothic.” Invited lecture at the University of Bern.

March 19, 2015: “From Iwo Jima to Iraq: Approaching Combat Death Through Genre in American War Narratives” (American Studies Center, Warsaw University)

Nov. 28: “Lincoln et la guerre”
Guest Lecture at the Insititut des Amériques — Université Nice Sophia Antipolis