CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED LECTURES

“The Purloined Nineteenth-Century Archive: Reading Women Back into French History.” Women in French Studies International Conference, May 2014.

Co-organized conference session, "To Collect and Transmit: Compilations and Women’s Literary History.” Co-organizer of conference session, Women in French Studies International Conference, May 2014.

“Thresholds of Debt in Nineteenth-Century France.” Co-organizer of conference session accepted for the upcoming Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, October 2013.

“A Debt to Pay: Malvina Blanchecotte, Worker and Poet,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies, October 2013.

Keynote Talk:
“The Seeds of Genius Envy: Inspiring Collaboration.” Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium, 1 May 2013.

“Thinking Through Women’s Poetry: Louise Ackermann on Science and the Problem of Pain.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, NC State University, October 2012.

“Marie Krysinska on Poetic Evolution: The Anxiety of Free Verse.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Villanova University, October 2011.

“Theories of Genius, Then and Now,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, October 2010. “

Nineteenth-Century French Women Poets and the Work of Genius,” SDN (Société des Dix-Neuviémistes), Wales, UK, March 2010.

"Marie Krysinska, lectrice de Darwin: l'évolution, l'esthétique et le propre du génie," Colloque international "Marie Krysinska (1857-1908), Bibliothèque Polonaise de Paris, November 2008.

"Transnational Colonial Dialogism: The Literary Empire of Toussaint Louverture," NCFS, October 2008.

Invited Lecture:
"The Belle Créole’s Burden: Anaïs Ségalas and France’s 'Civilizing Mission,'"
Villanova University, September 29, 2008.

Organized and chaired: "The Descent of Science," (abstracts) MLA, December 2007.

Organized and chaired: "The Descent of Science," NCFS, October 2007.

Organized and chaired: "Engendering Race" MLA, December 2006.

“The Third Sex? A Fin-de-Siècle Physiology of the Woman (Genius) Question,” Women in French, April 2006.

Organized and chaired: "Poetry Matters: Then and Now" (abstracts) MLA, December 2005.

"Reading Sarah, Rethinking the Romantic Marceline Desbordes-Valmore," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, October 2005.

Organized and chaired: Poetry Matters, Then and Now, Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, October 2005.

Co-organized and co-chaired: "Papier à musique, Musique sur papier," MLA, December 2004.

Invited Lecture:
"Colonial Memory: Gender, Race, and the Haitian Revolution"
University of New Hampshire International Seminar Series, November 2004.

“Creoles and the Colonial Imagination: Women’s Double Vision,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, October 2004.

"Women Romancing the Haitian Revolution?: Figures of Toussaint Louverture," Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2004.

Co-organized: "Popular Currency: Imag(in)ing Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution," Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2004.

Invited Lecture:
"Gender and Race: Physiologies of Mœurs coloniales in Nineteenth-Century French Culture."
International Symposium, Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, February 14, 2004

Organized and Chaired: "Canon Matters: The (De)Construction of a Modern French Studies Curriculum,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, October 2003.

"Does Literary Culture Have a Sex?: Women Reading the Colonial Nineteenth Century," Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2003.

Chaired and organized: "Remapping the Francophone World," Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2003.

"Anaïs Ségalas’s Poetics of French Colonialism: The “Mission Civilisatrice” and its Discontents," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, October 2002.

Co-organized and chaired, Roundtable on the Teaching of 19th-Century French Literature: "The Concept of Literary Movements in the Teaching of Literature," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, October 2002.

Chaired and co-organized: "Women in/on Colonialist France," Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2002.

"Collaboration Matters: Sparking a Connection between French Literary and Cultural Studies," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, October 2001.

"Women, Poetry, and the Nature of Genius: Exceptional Creativity," AIZEN, October 2001.

"Women's Poetic 'Tradition' in Nineteenth-Century France: Wrestling with "la femme poète." Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2001.

Co-organized: "Women Writers (mis)reading Women Writers: A Tradition of their Own?" Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2001.

"Marie Krysinska's Fictions of Femininity and Feminism, or Reinventing Eve" Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, October 2000.

The History of Nineteenth-Century French "Women" Poets: Elle sera poète, elle aussi!" First International Women in French Conference at Carleton and Macalester Colleges, April, 2000.

"Marie Krysinska on the Culture of the Poetic Genius," Women Seeking Expression: France 1789-1915, Indiana, September, 1999.

"Writing in the Shadow of Eve: Marie Krysinska and the Force of Poetic Desire," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, October, 1998.

"Bearing Fertile Minds: Women's Poetic Body in Nineteenth-Century France," NEMLA, April 1998.

"Le Mythe de Louise Ackermann, Recreated: Unbecoming Woman, Monstrous Poet," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, October 1997.

"Reconceiving Poetic Women: Discourse of Maternity in Louise Ackermann, Louisa Siefert, and Marie Krysinska," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Toronto, October 1996.

"Replacing Women in Poetic History: The Romantic Fallacy," Southeast Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 1996.

Chaired: "19th-Century French Women Poets: Coming to Writing, Configuring Female Desire," Northeast Modern Language Association, April 1996.

"Women's Poetic Movement: Marie Krysinska and Symbolist Aesthetics," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, October 1995. Chair,

"Mea culpa: Guilt and Morality in Modern French Literature," Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 1995.

"Fin de siècle and its Fe/male Pleasures: Marie Krysinska's Force du désir," Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 1995.

"Poeticizing Desire: The Female Body in Nineteenth-Century French Poetry," Women's Studies Colloquium, Colby College, April 1995.

"French and American Poetic Sensibilities," French Department Round Table, Colby College, February 1995.

"Reading the Romantic Self Otherwise: Poetics of the Female Romantic Body," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Fall 1994.

Organized and chaired: "(Re)covering the Feminine in Nineteenth-Century Poetry: From Muse to Voice," Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Spring 1994.

"Re(dis)covering Louisa Siefert: Rimbaud and la femme poète," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium,1993.

"Embodying la voix féminine: Writing (out) of Desire in Louisa Siefert," Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, 1994.

"De(constructing) the Self in Rimbaud's Illuminations: Dreaming, Imaging the Scene of the Other," Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, 1993. (invited)

"Rimbaud and the Anxiety of Influence: Romanticism Revisited," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, 1992. (invited)

"The Dialogic 'Je' in the Illuminations: The Subject of Psychic Otherness," University of Cincinnati Romance Language and Literature Conference, 1992. (invited)

"The Surrealist Debt to Apollinaire?: Aesthetics of Creative Imaging," Northeast Modern Language Association, 1992. Organized and Chaired,

"Experimental Writing in French: Representations of the Self," Northeast Modern Language Association, 1992.

"Madness and Creativity: Pre-Freudian Aesthetics of Dreaming in Nerval and Rimbaud and in some Nineteenth-Century Psychological Writing," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium,1991.

"A Psychopoetics of Metaphor: Freudian Aesthetics and Rimbaud's Illuminations," University of Cincinnati Romance Language and Literature Conference, 1991.

Chaired: "Experimental Writing in French," Northeast Modern Language Association, 1991. Attended for research and curriculum development. International Conference on Surrealism and the Oneiric Process, 1990.

"The Poetics of Alterity in Rimbaud," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, 1990.

Organized and chaired, "Dissonant Voices of Romanticism," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, 1990.

"Dream-Work and Poiesis: The Discourse of the Visionary Imagination in Rimbaud's Illuminations," Northeast Modern Language Association, 1990.

"Poetic Revisionism: The Subliminal Dialectic between Rimbaud and Claudel," Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, 1989.

"Metaphor in Rimbaud: Illumination or Shadow?" Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, 1987.

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