“A Robot Runs through It: Žižek And Ecocriticism.” Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask Slavoj Žižek. Edited by Russell Sbriglia. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017.
“The Uncanny Ecology of Mulholland Drive.” Reprinted in Back to Mulholland Drive: Minimal Fantasy. Edited by Nicolas Bourriaud for the exhibition “Return to Mulholland Drive” at La Panacée Center of Contemporary Culture, Montpellier, France. 2017.
“Signals of Nature, Prestidigital Ecology.” Reprinted in Digital Environments. Edited by Sid Dobrin. New York: Taylor & Francis. (2017, forthcoming).
“A Robot Runs through It: Žižek And Ecocriticism.” Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask Slavoj Žižek. Edited by Russell Sbriglia. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, (2016, forthcoming).
(With Ashenafi Beyene). "Crumbs Buzz."Deletion: The Open Access Online Forum in Science Fiction Studies. Episode #11 (8 January 2016).
“Dialectics of Our Eco-Technical Future Across William Gibson’s Science Fiction.” Paradoxa Volume 27 (December 2015)
“’August on Sourdough’: An Archival View of Gary Snyder’s Intercultural Poetics.” Western American Literature. 50.2 (Summer 2015).
“Imagining Belts, Roads, & Walls: Infrastructure in Contemporary Chinese SF.” Mechademia, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 22-24 September.
“Pipelines & Rigs, Pylons & Wires: The Strange Infrastructures of China Miéville.” WorldCon, Helsinki, 8-13 August.
“Speculating on Futures for the Common Good in China: ‘Folding Beijing’.” The Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC), Dallas, 20-23 April.
“Roundtable: Global Weirding.” SLSA: Creativity. Atlanta, GA, 3-6 November.
“Posthuman Bodies & Intelligences in Science Fiction.” Lecture given to First-Year Experience Students & Faculty at Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, 15 September 2016.
“Global Weirding: A Humanities Publishing Case Study.” Faculty Research Symposium. Luther College, October 8, 2016.
“Space-Alien Spaces: The Weird Ecologies of Michel Faber’s Under the Skin and Jonathan Glazer’s Cinematic Adaptation.” Defying Genre: Michel Faber. Inverness College UHI, July 21-22, 2016.
“A Robot Runs Through It: Bringing Karel Čapek’s R.U.R. into a Core Texts Course.” The Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC), Atlanta, April 14-17, 2016.
“Red Mars, Red Plenty: Literary Dialectics of Scientific Community Life” SLSA: After Biopolitics, Rice University, November 12-15, 2015
“Lamas in Space, Letters from Sturgeon: Two Tales from the Archives” Luther College Faculty Research Symposium, September 19, 2015
“Science Fiction, Media Archaeology, Ecocinema Pedagogy” ASLE “Notes from Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture and Justice” University of Idaho, June 23-27, 2015
“Signals of Nature, Prestidigital Ecology” Luther College Faculty Research Symposium, October 14, 2014
“A Robot Runs Through It: Žižek and Mechanical Ecocriticism” Žižek Studies Conference 2014, University of Cincinnati, April 4-6, 2014
“When Cogs Narrate Machines” Marxist Reading Group Annual Conference, University of Florida, March 27-30, 2014
“Other from an Other Other: Science and Fiction in Human-Alien Encounters.” (Co-presented with Dr. Eric Baack) Paideia Texts & Issues Lecture Series at Luther College. February 18, 2014
“Astronauts, Radio-Waves, & Crypts: The Media Ecologies of Tom McCarthy’s C and Craig Baldwin’s Spectres of the Spectrum” SLSA “PostNatural” Notre Dame University, Oct. 3-6, 2013
“Weather Machines Involved and Involving” ASLE “Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits,” University of Kansas, Lawrence, May 28-June 1, 2013
Co-Chair and Discussion Panelist: “Topographies of Professionalization: Nearing the Market(s)” and “Topographies of Professionalization: Early Career Planning” ASLE “Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits,” University of Kansas, Lawrence, May 28-June 1, 2013
“Ezekiel, William Blake, Klaatu: ‘Wheels within Wheels’ as an Eco-SF Trope” Eaton Science Fiction/SFRA Conferece “Science Fiction Media,” UC Riverside, April 11-14, 2013
“Cogs vs. the Circuits of Neoliberal Capitalism” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts: SLSA Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, September 27-30, 2012
“How Does a Cog See itself from Inside the Machine?” Žižek Studies Conference 2012, SUNY Brockport, April 28-29, 2012
“EcoMedia & iPadeology” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Annual Conference, Boston, March 21-25, 2012
Chaired “Ecocinema II” Panel, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Annual Conference, Boston, March 21-25, 2012
“Google Books and the Prospects of Distant Reading” The Past, Present, and Future of the Book: ACM Conference, Cornell College, February 3-4, 2012
Invited Keynote: “Suzhou River and the Aesthetics of Ecological Trauma on Film” Pain and Trauma in East Asian Cinema, UC San Diego. May 14, 2011
“Ecology, Economy, Geopolitics, and the Posthuman: The Windup Girl as Novel of Myths and Contradictions” Science Fiction Research Association Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ. June 24-27, 2010
Co-chair with Michael Ziser of “Ecological Media” Pre-Conference Seminar. ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and EnvironmentBiennial Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada. June 3-6, 2009
Presented “’The ____in the____’: Mediated Meetings of Plants and Machines” ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and EnvironmentBiennial Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada. June 3-6, 2009
Chair of Panel “Ecocriticism and Cinema: Reading Ecology in Popular Film"
Presented “Projecting Systems of Ecology: An Ecocritical Reading of Cybernetics in Popular Cinema”ASLE Biennial Conference, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC. June 12-16, 2007
“From Fenyang to The World: Ecocriticism and Jia Zhangke’s Socio-Cinematic Landscapes”Spaces of Conflict, SFSU: San Francisco, CA. November 2-3, 2006
“Herzog and Treadwell Lost in the Grizzly Gaze: Grizzly Man and Eco-Cinema” Film & History League Annual Conference, Dallas, TX. November 8-12, 2006
“Floating Consciousness: Suzhou River Overflowing the Transnational Shores of Fiction Film Narration” ACSS Biennial Conference, Shanghai University, Shanghai, P.R. China. June 6-10, 2005
“Patterns in American Re-Productions of Chinese Eremitic Poetry: Mapping Translations of Han Shan” Production/Reproduction: an inquiry into post-national imaginaries, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 2004