Presentations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Black German Cinema and Narratives of Blindness.” DuBois Lecture Series. Humboldt University Berlin. 8 December 2015. With Anne Potjans.

“Blindness and Blackness in Sheri Hagen’s Auf den Zweiten Blick.” Mobilising Memory: Creating African Atlantic Identities. Liverpool Hope University, June 2015. With Anne Potjans.

Panel Participation “Black States of Desire Book Series: Memory and Creative Intersectional Identities.” Mobilising Memory: Creating African Atlantic Identities. Liverpool Hope University, June 2015.

“Phenomenology and Embodiments of Difference.” Knowledge Landscapes North America. Konferenz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien. Universität Bonn, Mai 2015.

“Coney Island Films and Non-Teleological Temporalities.” Here You Leave Today: Time and Temporalities in Theme Parks, University of Mainz, September 2014.

“Towards a Phenomenology of Difference: Epidermalization and Cinematic Experience.” Adversity and Creation: 39th Annual Conference of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle, University of Genvea, August 2014.

“Affect, Phenomenology, and Black Studies.” The Futures of Black Studies, University of Bremen, May 2014.

“Reflecting on Representations of Poverty and Homelessness: Charles Lane’s Sidewalk Stories.” Screening Class: Precarious Visions and American Studies, University of Freiburg, June 2013.

“Black Men, Gay Men, Writers: Samuel R. Delany and the Black Gay Culture of the 1980s.” Delany at 70:Honoring the Life & Work of Samuel R. Delany, DC Queer Studies Symposium, University of Maryland, Washington D.C., April 2012.

“Intermedialität und Soziale Ungleichheiten in Howard Cruses Stuck Rubber Baby und Samuel R. Delanys und Mia Wolffs Bread and Wine.” Comics – Intermedial und Interdisziplinär, Ruhr-University Bochum, December 2011.

“‘One Can Love Two at the Same Time’ – Polyamory and Black Gay Texts.” Celebrating African American Literature: Race, Sexual Identity, and African American Literature, PennState University, State College, USA, October 2011.

“Poor and Sexy: Depictions of Homelessness in Samuel R. Delany’s The Mad Man and Bread and Wine,” (with Michael Bucher). Arm, nicht Sexy: Represäntationen von Armut in der Amerikanischen Gegenwartskultur, FRIAS (Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies), July 2011.

“Mumblecore and Medicine for Melancholy.” Black States of Desire, Université Denis Diderot, Paris, April 2011.

“Memory and Looking for Langston.” Guest Lecture, University of Paderborn, January 2011.

“Redefining Spaces of White Britishness: Isaac Julien’s Young Soul Rebels and The Attendant.” Reading British Spaces, University of Paderborn, November 2009.

“Do the Queer Thing: Spike Lee and Isaac Julien.” Black Knowledges – Black Struggles – Civil Rights: Transnational Perspectives, University of Bremen, March 2009.

“Postmodern Negotiations of Black Gay Identity: Isaac Julien and Samuel R. Delany.” Guest Lecture, Hotspots in Literary and Cultural Theory, WWU Münster, December 2008.

“Rewriting Baldwin from a 1980s Black Gay Perspective: Melvin Dixon and Randall Kenan.” James Baldwin: Work, Life, Legacies, University of London, Queen Mary, June 2007.

“Modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, and Contemporary Constructions of Black and Queer Identities.” Blackness and Modernities, University of Madrid, March 2007.

“Constructions of Gay Male Whiteness in Isaac Julien’s Looking for Langston, Melvin Dixon’s Vanishing Rooms, and Samuel R. Delany’s The Mad Man.” The Black World (Collegium of African American Research), University of Tours, France, April 2005.

“Identitätspolitische Strategien Afroamerikanischer Schwuler in den 1980er Jahren.” Guest Lecture, XYZ – Geschlechterzeichen Ungelöst, WWU Münster, November 2004.

“In the Life: Identity and Political Strategies in Selected Texts by Black Gay Cultural Activists of the 1980s and 90s.” Postgradute Forum, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien, University of Frankfurt, November 2004.

“Homosexualität und Faschismus.” Guest Lecture (with Martin Pleitz), Gender Studi(e)s, WWU Münster, May 2001.