“Twentieth-Century Americanism”: Identity and Ideology in Depression-Era Leftist Fiction. Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory series. New York: Routledge Press, 2005.
“‘Strange Fevers, Burning Within’: The Neurology of Winesburg, Ohio.” Philosophy and Literature, 35(2), 2011.
“‘A Biology of Dictatorships’: Liberalism and Modern Realism in Sinclair Lewis’s It Can’t Happen Here.” Studies in the Novel, 42(3), 2010.
“Against the Day and the Prospects of Historiographic Metafiction.” Chapter in Remaking Literary History, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.
“The Penultimate and the Postmodern in Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow.” Journal of Millennial Studies. Proceedings of the Third Annual International Conference of the Center for Millennial Studies, 1998.
Topics in American Literature. Textbook and course materials developed for SIM University, Singapore, 2011.
“Terrorism and Literature.” War and Peace in Literature. Edited by Anne Marie Hacht. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2006.
“Homer’s Iliad.” War and Peace in Literature. Edited by Anne Marie Hacht. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2006.
“Literature.” Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements. Edited by Richard Landes. New York: Routledge Press, 2000. 221-225.
“‘In Search of Sun’: Self-Fashioning in the Autobiographies of Langston Hughes and Barack Obama.” Modern Language Association Convention, Seattle, Washington, January 2012.
“Mat Johnson’s Pym, Race Satire, and Whiteness Studies.” The Contemporary: An International Conference of Literature and the Arts. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, June 2011.
“Reopening the Case of Bigger Thomas: Neurolaw and Agency in Native Son.” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 2011.
“Dean Moriarty in Singapore: Is Individualism American?” English in South East Asia (ESEA 2010) Conference. University of Macau, China, December 2010.
“Evocriticism and American Modernism.” Thirtieth Annual American Studies Forum, Center for Asia-Pacific Exchange, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 2010.
“The Biological Grotesque in Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio.” Australasian Association for Literature Conference on Literature and Science. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, July 2010.
“The Conflicting Ideologies of Jack London’s Pacific Fiction.” American Studies Forum, Center for Asia-Pacific Exchange, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 2009.
“‘A Biology of Dictatorships’: Liberal Realism in Sinclair Lewis’s It Can’t Happen Here.” Australasian Association for Literature Conference on Literature and Politics. University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, July 2009.
“Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day as Historiographic Metafiction.” Australasian Association for Literature Conference on Literature and History. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, July 2008.
“Leftist American Naturalism?” American Literature Association Symposium on Naturalism. Newport Beach, California, October 2007.
“Resisting Literary Darwinism.” College English Association Conference. New Orleans, April 2007.
Chair and organizer, “Recovering Depression Era Literary Leftism” (roundtable) Modernist Studies Association Conference. Rice University, October 2001.
“The Twentieth-Century Novel of Ideas.” Conference on “Critical Crossings: Performativity and Transcultural Exchange.” Rice University, March 1998.
“The Postmodern Apocalypse of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow.” Conference on “Knowing of a Time, Knowing the Time.” Center for Millennial Studies, Boston University, December 1998.
“Whose Millennium? Queer Theory, Gay Theater, and Tony Kushner’s Angels in America.” Conference on “Rewriting the Master Narrative.” Rice University, March 1997.
“The Convict in the Ditch: Great Expectations as an Allegory of Cultural Production.” Conference on “Culture and Capital.” University of Colorado, April 1997.