Recent Events, Lectures, and Other Major Talks

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“Comparative into World Literature: Scholarships and Politics in the Contemporary Era.” Lecture, Univ. of Alicante, Spain, June 14, 2022.

“Post-Pandemic, Post-Postmodern: Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven and the World on Display.” Lecture, Centre for the Study of the Modern Anglophone Novel, Babes-Bolyai Univ., Cluj, Romania, Oct. 16, 2021.

“Object-Thinking and the Ontology of Translation.” Keynote, “A Translational Approach to National Cultures” International conference, Babes-Bolyai Univ., Cluj, Romania, Oct. 15, 2021.

“Contracts of Spatiality after Postmodernism.” Lecture, Univ. of Tampere, Finland, May 15, 2019.

“Literature, System, Power: Postmodernism and After.” Keynote address, Univ. of Pisa, Italy, Nov. 15, 2018.

“Crossing the Kafka Network: Schulz, Blecher, Foer, and the Repositioning of the Human.” Lecture, Yale University, December 7, 2017.

“Toward a New Geoliterary Order? A Critical Agenda for 21 st -Century American Literature.” Lecture, Babes-Bolyai Univ., Cluj-Napoca, Romania, May 20, 2017.

“Past, Present, History: The Meaning of the Contemporary in U. S. Literature and Culture.” Fulbright lecture, Lucian Blaga Univ. of Sibiu, May 5, 2015

“Indisciplined Literature: Aesthetics and Critique after the ‘Waning of Affect.’” Keynote, Univ. of Bucharest, ALGCR Conference, July 11, 2014

“The Planetary Remaking of Cultural Studies: Steps toward a Geomethodology.” Fulbright lecture, The Netherlands Research Institute for Literary Studies, Univ. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 14, 2014

“Post-Postmodernism?” Lecture, Petru Maior University, Targu-Mures, Romania, May 5, 2014

“Reading with the Planet: Geocriticism and Mondialism.” ICLA/AILC Conference, Univ. of Paris IV, Sorbonne, July 20, 2013

“Culture, Geopolitics, and Graduate Education in the Global Society.” Lecture, Transylvania Univ., Braşov, Romania, May 2, 2013

“Intertextuality sans frontières? Cultural Memory after Postmodernism.” The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Conference, The Royal College of Art, London, UK, October 4, 2012

“Culture in the Plural or, Cultural Studies after 9/11.” Univ. of Freiburg, Germany, July 19, 2012

“Don DeLillo, American Literature, and the Post-Cold War World-System.” Lecture, University of Maryland, September 9, 2011

“Horizontal Tradition.” Keynote presentation, International Conference on Narrative, Washington Univ. in St. Louis, April9, 2011

“Ganga, Ganguli, Gogol: Jhumpa Lahiri’s Onomastic Narrative.” Paper, MLA Convention, L.A., Jan. 8, 2011

“Raymond Federman: Origin, Originality, History.” Paper, MLA Convention, L.A., Jan. 7, 2011

“Colloquiality, Collegiality, Dialogism: Renewing the Case for Comparative Studies.” Paper, SCLA Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, October 23, 2010

“Copyrights, Copycat, and the Aura of Reproduction: A Look at Recent American Fiction.” Lecture, University of Freiburg, May 15, 2007

“Legitimate Issues: Culture and Authority in the Age of ‘Global Debt.’” Keynote, “Legitimating Cultures, Cultures of Legitimacy: An International Conference.” Univ. of Bucharest, Nov. 23, 2006

“Cultural Studies Now? Cultural Studies Now!” Lecture, American Studies Center, Univ. of Bucharest, Nov. 22, 2006

“Roots, Rhizomes, and the Rebirth of Comparison: American Studies after Cosmodernism.” Lecture, American Studies Center, Univ. of Bucharest, Nov. 28, 2005

“Globalism, Culture, and the New Proximity: Self, Other, and the Ethics of Collegiality.” Lecture, UNCG Romance Languages, November 18, 2005

“Mistifiction: Mistranslation, Mistification, and Metafiction in the Age of Global Transactions.” Paper, the “Translation, Pillage, and Mystification” Conference, Université de Paris VIII, March 19, 2005