“Black, Jewish, and Italian: Intersections in Igiaba Scego and Claudio Magris” for the Columbia University Seminar in Modern Italian Studies, New York, December 13th, 2019 (upcoming).
“From Franz Kafka to Pietro Grossi: What Italian Talking Animals Reveal about the Human Crisis” for “Talking Animals in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature” at NeMLA (Northeast Modern Languages Association) in Washington D.C., March 2019.
“Scego, Sausages, Jewish Italy, and Us” for the panel “Teaching Scego” at AAIS (American Association of Italian Studies) at Wake Forest, N.C., March 2019.
“Ferrante as Jewish Author” for “Form and Genre in Recent and Contemporary Jewish Literature” at the ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) conference in Los Angeles, April 2018.
“Kafka, Fascism, and Family in Modern Italian Literature,” Hebrew University, Jerusalem, April 19th, 2017.
“Imperial Traces in Italian Trieste” for the conference “Empire, Socialism and Jews,” Duke University, April 2016.
“Kafka as Detective Novelist?: The Italian Case, from Carlo Emilio Gadda to Paola Capriolo” for the panel “The Kafkaesque in German Literature, Film, and Culture (1933-present)” at SAMLA (Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association) in Durham, NC, November 2015.
“Editing Kafka for the World: Roberto Calasso’s Zürau Aphorisms” for GSA (German Studies Association) Conference in Washington D.C., October 2015.
“Dreams of Fiction: Kafka’s Quaderni in ottavo, Lallo Romano, Antonio Tabucchi, and Giorgio Manganelli” for AAIS University of Colorado, Boulder, March 2015.
“Emilia Galotti as a Galeotto: Whose Go-Between?” for the panel “Universal and Particular in Lessing,” MLA Vancouver, January 8th-11th, 2015.