Bad Prof's Lectures

Conferences Organized

  • 2014  “Sports and the University: A Question of Value,” (Symposium Co-Organizer), The University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts Theme Semester, Ann Arbor, MI, November.

Panels Organized

  • 2014  “Critical Narratives of Sport, Space, and Capital,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Convention, New York, NY, March.
  • 2010  “The Struggle For: Reading Literature, Culture, and the Arts as Affirmative Resistance” (Panel Co-Organizer), American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April.

Papers Presented

  • 2014  “To Protest or Not to Protest? Is that the question? Reflections on Hamlet and the Pleasure of Athletic Politics,” American Studies Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA. November.
  • 2014  “Fan, Scholar, Teacher: Ambiguities of Value Where Sport Meets the Classroom,” Symposium on Sport and the University: A Question of Value, University of Michigan, November.
  • 2014  “Ball Don’t Lie: Capital, Myths, and Inventions in the Modern Basketball State,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, March.
  • 2012  “Transculturation and Aesthetics in the Globalized NBA: The Styles of Manu Ginobili.” Transculturation and Aesthetics, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, August.
  • 2012  “The Meanings of Manu: Race, Class, and Globalization in the National Basketball Association” (invited), Sports and Nationalism in Latin America Symposium, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, March.
  • 2012 “Cultures of Basketball: Sports in Higher Education,” South by Southwest Interactive, Austin, TX, March.
  • 2011  “Viveza criolla: Manu Ginobili, Globalization, Race, and the Essence of the Game,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, March.
  • 2010  “Reading to Live,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April.
  • 2009  “Affect, Invention, and Politics: Cortázar on Keats,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, Cambridge, MA, March.
  • 2008  “Ways of Thinking and Doing Without Certainty: Reflections on Reading, Horizontality, and Intellectual Practice,” South by Midwest: Rethinking Intellectuals in Latin America, International Conference on Latin America, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, March.
  • 2007  “Roberto Arlt and the Book of Joy,” Conference of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, Aberdeen, Scotland, April.
  • 2006  “Felisberto Hernández, escribir: lo otro, and the Pure Immanence Machine,” Latin American Studies Association Congress, San Juan, PR, March.
  • 2005  “Inventando Autonomías: Reflexiones sobre Julio Cortázar y la política de nuestro tiempo,” Faculty of Humanities and Education, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay, August.
  • 2005  “Sobre la Enseñanza de la Literatura,” Faculty of Humanities and Education, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay, August.
  • 2002  “The Strange Familiarity of Korean Poetry: Part I, Along the 40th Parallel,” (invited) Center for Korean Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, March.
  • 2001  “Magic Words: The Pragmatic Poetics of William Carlos Williams,” American Studies and Other Americas, Wayne State University, Department of American Studies, Detroit, MI. October.
  • 1997  “Become Unprofessional,” President’s Panel on Rereading Marxism, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario, December.
  • 1996  “Get Well Soon” (invited), Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C., December.
  • 1995  “The Symptom of Latin American Independence,” Psychoanalysis and Postcolonialism: Nation, Identity, Self,” Washington D.C., October.
  • 1995  “(In)Dependency: The Pathology of Postcoloniality in Latin America,” International Association of Philosophy and Literature, Philadelphia, PA, May.
  • 1994  “Sueño Caribeño, transculturación, fabricación,” XII International Symposium of Literature: La voz del otro: disensión y marginalidad, Caracas, Venezuela, August.
  • 1994  “Getting a Physical Education: From Allan Bloom to John Dewey,” Philosophy, Interpretation, Culture Conference, Binghamton, NY, April.
  • 1994  “Embodying Democracy,” American Comparative Literature Association Meeting, Claremont, CA, March.
  • 1993  “Poetry and Postcolonial Ideology in Nineteenth Century Latin America,” Modern Language Association, Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, December.
  • 1993  “Hacia una redefinición de lo ‘postcolonial’ en américa latina: de Bello a Menchú,” Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana, La Paz, Bolivia, August.
  • 1992  “What’s Wrong With Representation? The Case of the Latin American Testimonio,” International Novel of the Americas Symposium(invited), Boulder, CO, September.
  • 1992  “Fredric Jameson’s Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism,” International Novel of the Americas Symposium, Boulder, CO, September.
  • 1991  “Kiss of the Spider Woman and Postmodern Resistance Culture,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, December.
  • 1990  “Translating Postmodernism,” Translating Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Culture as Text, Binghamton, NY, April.
  • 1990  “Rewriting the Postboom,” University of Utah Humanities Center National Conference on Rewriting the (Post) Modern: (Post) Colonialism/Feminism/Late Capitalism, Salt Lake City, UT, March.
  • 1989  “Versions (Sub-) in Manuel Puig’s El beso de la mujer araña,” Cultural Power, Cultural Literacy: 14th Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film, Tallahassee, FL, January.

Discussant

  • 2015  “Sports and Their Publics,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference, Washington, DC, October [Also Chair]
  • 2015  “The New Otherwise: Reconceptualizing the Argentine Avant-Garde and its Experimental Legacies,” Latin American Studies Association Convention, San Juan, PR, May
  • 2006  “Double Export,” Special Panel on Architecture and Urbanism (invited), American Studies Association Convention, Oakland, CA, October.
  • 2002  “What’s the Difference?” “Modernism, Postmodernism, Post-Boom: questions of Nomenclature,” Keynote Panel (invited), Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference, Lexington, KY, April.
  • 1998  “Postmodernisms, Peripheries, and Globalizations” Latin American Studies Association Convention, Chicago, IL, September.
  • 1992  “Literary Theory and Critical Paradigms” (invited) Second Conference of the American Association of Chinese Comparative Literature: Rethinking Critical Theory and Chinese Literary Studies, Los Angeles, CA, March.

Other Invited Lectures at Michigan and Elsewhere

  • 2009  Webster University, Departments of English and Philosophy
  • 2008  North Carolina State University, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • 2008  The University at Albany, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
  • 2007  Claremont McKenna College, Department of Modern Languages
  • 2007  “Towards an Ethics of Intellectual Joy,” Intellectual Pleasure: A Symposium, Program in Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, January 13.
  • 2004  “Sanford Kwinter and the Pragmatic Image,” “Pulling Triggers: Four Takes on Urban Transformation,” Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, March.
  • 2002  Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Romance Languages
  • 2002  Emory University, Department of Spanish and Porguese
  • 1998  Hope College, Faculty Seminar
  • 1996  Michigan State University, Department of Romance and Classical Studies
  • 1996  “Julio Cortázar’s ‘Axolotl’ and Postcoloniality,” English Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, March.
  • 1995  “Aesthetics in the Early Marx,” German Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, March.
  • 1995  “Crisis, Capital, Space, and Ideological Practice,” Symposium: Projecting Detroit, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, MI, March.
  • 1994  “Aesthetics and Anaesthetics: A Political History of Laughing Gas,” Program in American Culture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, October.
  • 1994  Harvard University, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
  • 1994  Albion College, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • 1992  Georgetown University, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • 1991  Georgetown University, Department of English
  • 1991  University of California – Los Angeles, Department of Comparative Literature
  • 1991  Rutgers University, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • 1991  Carnegie Mellon University, Department of English
  • 1991  University of Chicago, Department of Romance Languages

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