“The Pre-Occupied Public: Reflecting on U.S. Public Opinion and the Mass Media Coverage of OWS,” New Media and the Public Sphere International Conference, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, November 8-9, 2012.
“Vexing Visions: Digital Dreams and Dilemmas in the Films of Danny Boyle,” 21st-Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation, Literature/Film Association Conference, York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA, October 11-14, 2012.
Keynote Address: “‘With the tongues of men & of Angels’: The Legacy and Future of the King James Bible,”Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Bible, Stevenson University, April 12, 2012.
“‘To Begin the World Over Again’: Wielding the Wild Man Towards the Democratic Ideal,” 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Utopian Studies, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, October 20-23, 2011.
“Savage Acts: Performing the Wild Man in the Early American Republic,” Word / Image / Culture, 25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, November 11–13, 2010.
“Infectious Figures: Contagion in the Films of Danny Boyle,” Texts, Technologies, and Intertextualities, Literature/Film Association Conference, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, October 15-18, 2009.
“Tracing the Wild Ones: Reading the Wild Man of Colonial America,” Paradise Lost, Found, and Constructed: Conceptualizing and Transforming Landscapes through History, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Tallahassee, FL, February 25 – March 1, 2009.
“American Wild Men: Figuring into the Pastoral Ideal,” 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Utopian Studies, Portland, Maine, October 30 – November 2, 2008.
“Betwixt and Between: Reading the Child in M. Night Shyamalan’s Films,” Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., September 25-27, 2008.
“Washington, Woods, and Wilderness: The First President’s Encounters with Nature in Early America,” Environment and Environmentalisms in the Americas, 2nd Annual Mercyhurst Colloquium on the Americas, Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA, March 7-8, 2008.
“America’s First Forester: Reassessing the Nature Writings of George Washington,” 29th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX Popular Culture/American Culture Associations, Albuquerque, NM, February 13-16, 2008.