“‘A Heart Full of Numbers and Cold Formulae’: Science Run Amok in Amiri Baraka’s A Black Mass. Midwest Modern Language Association
“‘You Take Blood, You Give Blood’: Absurdity and Visual Meaning in Marita Bonner’s The Purple Flower.” Midwest Modern Language Association
“A Black Radical Theatre in New Orleans: The Free Southern Theatre and Urban Fear.” Midwest Modern Language Association, Detroit, MI, November 2014.
“The Political Blues: Langston Hughes’ Radical Poetics.” Midwest Modern Language Association, Milwaukee, WI, November 2013.
“Radical Rites: Ed Bullins and the Black Arts Movement Ritual Theater.” Mid-America Theatre Conference. St. Louis, MO, March 2013.
“Interiority and the Pure Relationship in the Plays of August Wilson.” The August Wilson Conference: The Second Half of the Cycle. Lexington, KY, April 2008.
“The Philadelphia [Harlem] Story: Langston Hughes’ Screwy Play Little Ham.” Mid-America Theatre Conference. Kansas City, MO, Feb/March 2008.
“A Stranger’s Just a Friend You Haven’t Met: Genre, Modern Drama, and Psychology as Sung by The Simpsons.” The Annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media. DeKalb, IL, March 2007.
“The Philadelphia [Harlem] Story: Langston Hughes’ Screwy Play Little Ham.” The New Directions in African American Literature, Theory, and Cultural Studies Conference. Bloomington, IN, April 2006.
“‘Hubble-bubble, swarm and chaos’: Cinema, Literary Modernism and the Benjamin-Adorno Debate.” The Annual Conference of the Literature/Film Association. Carlisle, PA, October 2005.