Presentations

  • "Climbing in Safety Last!" Paper on the social and commercial meaning of physical comedy, in popular 1923 film about employment in a grand emporiom. Accepted by Forum on Comedy of the Modern Language Association, for delivery at the January 2021 Modern Language Association Convention . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/10/2021.
  • “Paper Certification: Reading and the Allocation of Agency.” Paper on philosophies of reading and reading instruction in the early decades of the U.S. Accepted by Forum on 19th Century American Literature, of the Modern Language Association, for delivery at the January 2020 Modern Language Association Convention . Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 03/25/2019.
  • “Statistical Paradox: Measurements Against Slavery”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/13/2019.
  • “History and ‘Progress’ of Corporate Being,” November 2018, Atlanta, GA, American Studies Association Convention . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2018.
  • “Pudding Economics: Franklin’s “The Way to Wealth” and the Transactional Self. Invited lecture, 26 October, 2018, University of Illinois: Capital, Credit, and American Literary History . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/26/2018.
  • “’The Sensations of the People’: Hamilton and the Habit of Social Attachment.” November, 2017, Chicago, IL, American Studies Association Annual Convention . Solicited for American Literature. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2017.
  • “’The Sensations of the People’: Hamilton’s Habitual Citizen,” May 2017, Boston, MA, American Literature Association Annual Conference . Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 02/13/2017.
  • “’Social Want’ in Economic Narrative,” Annual Conference for the International Society for the Study of Narrative, March 2017, Lexington, KY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 11/16/2016.
  • “Impulsive Cognition, National Identity, and Narration in the New U.S. Republic,” February 2017, Santa Barbara, CA, Western Society of 18th century Studies Conference . Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 10/19/2016.
  • “The Emulative Subject and the £1,000,000 Note,” May 2016, San Francisco, CA, Mark Twain Society Panel, American Literature Association Annual Conference. Solicited for publication, 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/28/2016.
  • “The Census and Seduction: Population Stimulation and Management in Early National Texts,” January 2016, Austin, TX, Modern Language Association Annual Convention . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/08/2016.
  • “Pudding Economics: The Dream of Rational Expectations in Franklin’s “The Way to Wealth,” May 2015, Boston, MA, American Literature Association Annual Conference . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/23/2015.
  • “’Self-Command’ and the Frailty of Propriety,” March 2015, Los Angeles, CA, American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Conference . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/15/2015.
  • “’Fumes of Free Enterprise’”: DeLillo’s Prisoners, Rational Expectations, and the Financial Crisis,” January 2015, Vancouver, BC, Modern Language Association Annual Convention . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/11/2015.
  • “Whipping and the Logic of Faith,” April 2012, Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah . Presentation, Presented, 04/2012.

Publications

  • Horwitz (2019). Pudding Economics: Franklin’s “The Way to Wealth” and the Transactional Self . American Literary History (Oxford University Press). Vol. 31, 596-618. Published, 10/26/2019.
  • Howard Horwitz & Michelle Chihara & Matthew Seybold (2017). “Social Want" in Economic Narrative. In The Routledge Companion to Literature & Economics. (pp. 11 print). Vol. The Routledge Companion to Lit. Routledge. Published, 07/10/2017.