Photo courtesy of Samantha Levin

Photo courtesy of Samantha Levin


“Transforming Fact to Fiction,” Panel discussion, International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, 2013

“The Grotesque as a Redemptive Act,” Visiting Artist Lecture Series, William Paterson University Center for Computer Art and Animation, 2012

“Twice-Told: Fairy Tales Re(Presented) Through Visual Art,” Fairy Tales and Literature, Arts and Sciences Writing Program, Boston University, 2012

“What Strange Death Is This? Monstrum, the Macabre, and Pop Menageries,” The Vincent and Mary Agnes Thursday Distinguished Scholars Lectures Series, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, 2011

“These Flights of Fantasy: Vitruvius, Vasari, and the Ancient Grotesque.” Florida State University Study Abroad Program, Florence, Italy, 2011

“Dix, Goya, and the Chapman Brothers: Using Pathos to Confront the Unimaginable,” Graduate seminar, Art and War, Department of Art and Art History, University of Colorado, 2011

“Texts of Resistance: Rabelais, Carnival, and the Post-Modern Body,” Bodies and Souls,  Department of Religious Studies, University of Denver 2011

“Looking Forward: Imagining a Creative Humanitarianism for This Generation of Artists.” Moderated by Makoto Fujimura, and held in tandem with the exhibit Saving Grace: A Celebration of Haitian Art. Affirmation Arts, New York, NY 2010

“The Rise of the Neo-Grotesque,” in conjunction with Another Roadside Attraction exhibit. ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY 2010

“The Surreal, Sublime, and Disgusting,” Graduate seminar, The Grotesque in Contemporary Art, Department of Art and Art History, University of Colorado, 2009

“The Grotesque Body,” Body and Sexuality in Religion, Department of Religious Studies, University of Denver, Spring 2007, 2008, Summer 2009, Fall 2010


“No Wonderland Such as This: How the Fantastic, Grotesque, and Uncanny Frustrate Gender Binaries in Kanai Mieko’s ‘Rabbits’,” American Comparative Literature Association, Brown University, 2012

“What Is That Thing? The Grotesque Beasts of H.G. Wells and Patricia Piccinini,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL 2012

“A Rhetoric ‘Haphazard and Botched’: Tattoos and Carnival Culture in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Parker’s Back’ and Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre,” Popular Culture Association National Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2011

“The Rhetoric Surrounding Anne Hutchinson’s ‘Monstrous Birth’ and the Erasure of Carnival Culture in New England,” Society of Early Americanists, 7th Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

“Reinventing Goya’s Caprichos: Cultural Critique for the 21st Century,” Sixth International Conference on the Arts in Society, Berlin, Germany, 2011

“Nostalgic Closure and the Aesthetics of the Disgusting: Lars von Trier’s Antichrist,” Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, IL, 2010

“I Wish I Had Told You a Story: Travel Writing as a Site for the Uncanny,” English Languages and Literatures Colloquium, University of Denver, 2004