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Speaking Engagements

Matthew has given talks and presentations about culture, literature and film

Email Matthew to discuss speaking engagements.

2018

America’s Necessary Fugitives: Depictions of the American South in Early Hollywood

Deep South in the Global South Conference, U of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, March 2018

2017

Ain’t Nothing But A Hound Dog: The Threat of Racial Mixing in Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson

ALA Symposium on Regionalism and Place, New Orleans, September 2017

David Reading David: Lynch as Auteur of Sincerity

PCA/ACA National Conference, San Diego, April 2017

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“Sootysouled Rascal”: Judge Holden’s Rendition of America’s Violent Democracy in McCarthy’s Blood Meridian

Deep South in the Global South Conference, U of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, April 2017

2016

The Ringleader of St. Petersburg: Tom Sawyer the Tycoon

SCMLA Conference, Dallas, November 2016

David Reading David: Lynch as Auteur of Sincerity

Literature/Film Association Conference, Glassboro, NJ, October 2016 [Travel Grant Recipient]

2015

Lecture: Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: The United States and Mexico

Jack Kerouac School Summer Writing Program, Boulder, CO, June 2015

2014

Stein’s Exoskeletal Language: Embodied Desire in Disembodied Sociality

[Dis]embodied Poetics Conference, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, October 2014