Conference and Symposium Presentations
“Living in the Gray Area: Bisexual Re-significations in Desiree Akhavan’s The Bisexual.” Co-Chair, Panel: Queer Re-significations: Imagining the Past in Contemporary Queer Media. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Denver, April 1-5, 2020. (Canceled)
Roundtable: “Transforming the ‘Male Glance’ in Academic Publishing.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Seattle, March 16, 2019.
“Post-theatrical Romcom and Queer Women’s Web Series.” Plenary Panelist; Her Public Screening and Panel Discussion, Imagining ‘We’ in the Age of ‘I’ Symposium, University of Warwick, September 28-29, 2018.
“Love Crimes: Incest, Murder, and Queer(ing) Romcom.” Chair, Panel: Radical Romantic Comedy. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Toronto, March 16, 2018.
“(Sex) Work or Pleasure?: Elective Sex Work Films by Contemporary Women Filmmakers.” Panel: Making Sex Work: Toward a Resistant Pornographic Imagination. National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Baltimore, November 17, 2017.
“Talking Back to Papa: Feminist Rewritings of ‘The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.'” Panel: Recent Critical work on Film and Television Adaptations of Literary Narratives. American Literature Association Conference, Boston, May 25, 2017.
“Good Sex, ‘Bad Feminists,’ and Emergent Female Provocauteurs.” Chair, Panel: Still Taboo: Sexual Provocation on 21st Century Screens. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, March 25, 2017.
“Queering the Homme Fatal: Re-reading the Erotic Thriller through The New Girlfriend and Stranger by the Lake.” C0-Chair (with Maya Montañez Smukler), Panel: Bringing Sexy Back: Rebooting the Erotic Thriller. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Atlanta, April 1, 2016.
“Captive Viewers: Learning In/humanity through Film in Dogtooth and The Wolfpack.” Screen Conference, University of Glasgow, June 27, 2015.
“‘Just because I’m a lesbian doesn’t mean I’m evolved’: ‘Post-Queer’ Politics of Representation in Recent LGBT Web Series.” Chair: Ben Aslinger (Bentley University). Console-ing Passions Conference, Dublin, June 20, 2015.
“Looking for the Penis: Representing Gay Male Sex and Nudity in HBO’s Looking.” Chair, Panel: Full-frontal TV: Male Nudity and Sex in Cable Television Drama. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, March 27, 2015.
“Doing Time: Queer Temporalities and Orange Is the New Black.” Panel: Still Here. Still Queer?: Getting Used to Gay TV in the 21st Century. Chair: Julia Himberg (Arizona State University). Console-ing Passions Conference. University of Missouri, April 10, 2014.
Moderator, Panel: Feminist Filmmaking. A Revolutionary Moment: Women’s Liberation Movement Conference. Boston University, March 28, 2014.
“Linklater’s Before Trilogy and the Evolution of U.S. Indie Cinema.” Panel: Time and the Cinema of Richard Linklater. Chair: Peter Lurie (University of Richmond). Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Seattle, March 20, 2014.
Respondent, Panel: ‘Women Contained’: Figuring Feminism in the Films of Todd Haynes. Chair: Rebecca Gordon (Northern Arizona University). Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Seattle, March 22, 2014.
“After the Death of Cinema: Queer Spaces & Sexualities in 21st Century Screen Media.” Gender Studies Graduate Student Association Colloquium Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, February 28, 2014.
Plenary panelist, “Counterpublics,” with Henry Jenkins, Cristobal Garcia, and Eric Gordon. Media in Transition 8 Conference, Public Media, Private Media, MIT, May 4, 2013.
“Before and After AfterEllen: On-line Queer Media Communities as Critical Counterpublics.” Media in Transition 8 Conference, Public Media, Private Media, MIT, May 4, 2013; Mediating Public Spheres Symposium, Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, April 5, 2013. Video.
“Sexual/Digital Revolution: Women Directors, Alternative Relationships, and 21st Century Independent Filmmaking.” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Tufts University, March 23, 2013. Panel: Critical Representations of Marriage; Public Colloquium: New Media in Feminist Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism, Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, October 19, 2012.
“Girlhood, Interrupted: Hayley Mills, Jodie Foster, and (Post-)Disney Delinquency.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, March 9, 2013. Chair, Panel: “Girls for Sale: The (Sexual) Commodification of Girl Stars in U.S. Cinema.” Respondent: Diane Negra (University College Dublin)
“Treating Middle-Aged Men Seriously: Minimalism and Masculinity in In Treatment and Louie.” Co-Chair (with Maya Montañez Smukler), Panel: Television’s Mid-life Crisis. Console-ing Passions Conference, Suffolk University, July 19-21, 2012.
“Mumblecore: The Movement that Didn’t Roar.” MassMoCA in collaboration with Nerdnite NYC/Nerdnite Boston, October 13, 2012; Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College, April 2, 2012; NerdNite Boston, August 29, 2011. MSN News covers NerdNite in Top nerdy cities in America feature.
“Bisexuality and Beyond: Confronting Compulsory Monosexuality in Post-L Word Television Drama.” What Is Television? Conference, Oregon State University, March 3, 2012; On Television Conference. Yale University, February 4, 2012.
“A Cinema of Recession: Micro-budgeting, Micro-drama, and the ‘Mumblecore’ Movement.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. New Orleans, March 13, 2011. Co-Chair (with David Andrews), Panel: The Art of the Sell: 21st Century Specialty Cinema and the U.S. Market.
“Histories of Violence: The Political Unconscious of 1970s Film Noir.”
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Los Angeles, March 20, 2010.
Co-Chair (with Maya Montañez Smukler), Panel: New Hollywood Redux: Revisiting 1970s American Cinema. Respondent: Thomas Elsaesser (University of Amsterdam)
“The Future of the Past: Marking Time in 1970s (Cine)philia.”
Modern Language Association Convention. Philadelphia, December 29, 2009.
Chair: Kara Keeling (University of Southern California)
“Postfeminist Performance and the ‘Reality’ of Romance in A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila.” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Boston, March 1, 2009.
Seminar: Postfeminism and the Future(s) of Feminist Film and Media Studies
Chair: Marcelline Block (Princeton University)
Respondent: Stéphanie Genz (Edge Hill University)
“The B Word: Bisexual (In)visibility In and Out of Hollywood.” Fellows’ Lecture Series,
Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College, February 26, 2009.
(Re)Constructing Bisexual Spaces. (Panel Co-Chair)
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Philadelphia, March 9, 2008. Respondent: Alexander Doty (Indiana University).
“Cockswinging & Ballbusting: Rescue Me’s Post-9/11 Resurrection of American Heteromasculinity.” Console-ing Passions Conference. University of California, Santa Barbara, April 24, 2008; Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Philadelphia, March 8, 2008.
“Of Cowboys & Cocksmen: Buddy Films and the Tragicomedy of (Re)Marriage Equality.”
UCLA Center for the Study of Women Speaker Series, May 22, 2007.
Los Angeles Queer Studies Conference. UCLA, October 20, 2007.
“Power Play: Allegories of Class Privilege in Bi-sexploitation Film.”
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Chicago, March 10, 2007.
“The ‘Other’ Dreamgirl: Female Bisexuality as the Dark Secret of Mulholland Drive.”
UCLA Thinking Gender Conference. Los Angeles, March 3, 2006.
“Having It Both Ways: Female Bisexuality, Bi-Textuality & Contemporary Cinema.”
Los Angeles Queer Studies Conference. UCLA, November 19, 2005.
Beyond Gender Conference. Brown University, May 13, 2005.
“(Only) In Her Dreams: Performing Gender and Sexuality in Mulholland Drive.”
Los Angeles Queer Studies Conference. UCLA, October 16, 2004.
“Mulholland Drive: The Royal Road to the Lynchian Unconscious.”
Los Angeles Queer Studies Conference. UCLA, November 15, 2003.
Cultural Studies Association Conference. Northeastern University, May 9, 2004.
“The Girl who Never Grew Up: Mary Pickford’s Frustrated Femininity.”
Teenage Cinema: Cinemas in Transition 1908-1919 Conference. University of Chicago, April 5, 2003.
Guest Lectures & Invited Talks
“Looking for Mr. Right(-Click): Coupling Cultures Today,” Panelist, Screening discussion, “Imagining ‘We’ in the Age of ‘I’: Romance and Social Bonding in Contemporary Culture,” Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK, September 28, 2018.
“Francophone Women Directors,” Introduction to Francophone Cinema. Instructor: Kathryn St. Ours. Goucher College, April 20, 2018
“New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre.” Respondent, Book discussion with author Martin Shuster, Goucher College, April 11, 2018. Read my response.
“Sitcom Sexuality and Transparent,” Culture and the Sitcom. Instructor: Mary Dalton. Wake Forest University, recorded December 16, 2015.
“The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television,” U.S. LGBTQ History. Instructor: Colin Johnson. Indiana University, April 23, 2014; Gender, Sexuality, and the American Media Industries. Instructors: Miranda Banks and Kristin Lieb. Emerson College, Nov. 26, 2013.
“Girls and Orange Is the New Black,” The F Word: Feminism in Film and Television. Instructor: Maya Montañez Smukler. The New School, Nov. 4-8, 2013.
“In the Cut and Jane Campion,” Film Now! An Introduction to the Cinematic Experience. Instructor: Vernon Shetley. Wellesley College, April 9, 2013; April 9, 2012.
Paris Was a Woman (Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss, 1996), Schlesinger Library on the History of Women, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, December 7, 2011.
“Mumblecore Cinema,” Comedy on Screen. Instructor: Maya Montañez Smukler. The New School (New York), Nov. 7-11, 2011.
“Funny Ha Ha and Mumblecore,” Film Now! An Introduction to the Cinematic Experience. Instructor: Vernon Shetley. Wellesley College, April 12, 2011.