• “Nature’s Lament, the Posthuman, and ‘Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder’ in Spielberg’s A.I.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Los Angeles, California, March 2018. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2018.
  • “Blind Spot: (Non) Seeing, (Non) Saying, and (Non) Sense in Adalbert Stifter’s The Mountain Forest.” Awe and Attention Symposium, University of Utah, February 2018. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/2018.
  • “Georg Büchner, Re-Animator.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Cambridge, MA, March 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2016.
  • “Permeation Germanistik: On ‘Getting Into’ Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, and Contemplative Pedagogy.” Invited talk, German Dept. Alumni Colloquium, Harvard University, April 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2014.
  • “Collapsed Compasses and Biopolitical Baromenters: Locating Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Toronto, Canada, April 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2013.
  • "Vom Erhabenen zum Laecherlichen (und zurueck): Koerperbilder in Rilkes Gedichtkreis fuer Madeleine Broglie." Annual Conference of the International Rilke Society, Boston University and Harvard University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2011.
  • “Reification, Absolute Surplus, and the Perverse Sublime in Stifter’s Proto-Benjaminian Stadtbilder.” Roundtable paper, Conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA), Montreal, Canada, April 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2010.
  • “Adalbert Stifter’s Colonial Scene/Seen: Envisioning Brigitta’s Turko-Hungarian Home.” Keynote address, Rutgers University German Graduate Student Conference “Minority-Identity,” February 2009. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • “The Holocaust Poetry of Paul Celan.” Workshop of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, University of Utah, April 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • “Wilhelm Dilettant, or the Unhomely Subject of Subjection: Austrian Double Consciousness and Graeco-German Bildungskolonialismus in Sacher-Masoch’s Venus im Pelz.” Invited talk, Harvard University Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures, March 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.
  • Stifter’s “‘Ein Gang durch die Katakomben’: The Sublime, the Scientific World View, and the Value of Valuelessness in a Time of Capitalist Urban Growth.” Invited seminar presentation, German Studies Colloquium for Graduate Students, Harvard University, March 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.


  • German, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Switzerland


  • “Genre beside Itself: David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks, Pulp Intrusions, and the Cosmic Historians’ War.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 58.2 (2017): 121-28 (online pagination). Published, 10/18/2016.
  • Joseph Metz (2015). “Sacher-Masoch and the Jewish Bildungsroman.” . Journal of Austrian Studies. Vol. 48.1, 59-80. Published, 03/2015.
  • review of Robert Lemon, _Imperial Messages: Orientalism as Self-Critique in the Habsburg Fin de Siecle_. _German Quarterly_ 85.2 (Spring 2012) 221-22. Accepted, 10/2011.
  • “‘Es ist ein seltsam, furchtbar erhabenes Ding, der Mensch’: Verdinglichung, absoluter Mehrwert und das perverse Erhabene in Adalbert Stifters Proto-Benjaminischen Stadtbildern.“ Christiane Arndt and Silke Brodersen, eds. _Organismus und Gesellschaft: Der Körper in der deutschsprachigen Literatur des Realismus (1830-1930)_. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2011. 49-67. Published, 06/2011.
  • “The Jew as Sign in Stifter’s Abdias.” Anthologized by request of publisher in Kathy D. Darrow, ed. Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism 198. Detroit: Gale, 2008. 288-96. Originally in Germanic Review 77.3 (Summer 2002): 219-32. Published, 2008.