Talks

–Invited: “The Technê of Meditative States,” keynote lecture at symposium on Contemplative Practices at the Research Centre for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (TASTI) at the University of Tampere, Finland (July 2016).

–Invited: “World Time and the Question Concerning Mindfulness,” lecture to English Dept. at the University of Chicago (November 17, 2015).

–Invited: “Novel Futures and the Beings of Fiction,” lecture at Novel Technologies, symposium at Brown University hosted by NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction (November 6-7 2015).

–Invited: “World Futures and Ontological Pluralism,” lecture at East West Transnationalism: Modes of Existence, two-day symposium at the University of Notre Dame (October 3-4, 2015).

–Invited: “The Chinese Parrot: the Oriental Detective Genre in Hollywood Film, 1930-1949,” lecture at Yale Film and Media Studies Program, April 14, 2015.

–Invited: “The Screen as Digital Mandala: The Spiritual Ambitions of Visualized Networks,” lecture at The Resurfacing of the Screen (A Humanity/Humanities Initiative at Yale University, April 3-4, 2015).

–Invited: “Postwar Literature, Cybernetic Gurus, and Think-Tank Futures,” lecture in the Smithsonian Contemporary History Colloquium, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. (Nov. 20, 2014).

–Invited: “Postwar Systems Theory and Cybernetic Gurus,” lecture in the “Critical Orientalisms,” series at Bard College (Oct. 30, 2014).

–“The Asian Modernities of Western Modernisms,” dialogue with Christopher Bush (Northwestern University) for the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University (Sept. 15, 2014).

–“Futures Beyond the Nation in Philip K. Dick,” Society for Novel Studies, Biennial Conference, University of Utah (April 2014).

–“The Ideal Authorship of Joseph Smith and Ralph Waldo Emerson: Pseudo-Translation as Religious Experience,” ALCA Annual Meeting, New York University (March 2014).

–“On the Oriental Paratext of the American Book,” Symposium on Structures and Meaning in the History of the Book, Yale University, Beinecke Library (Sept. 21, 2013).

–“Spiritual Technologies,” panel presentation with John Lardas Modern and Katie Lofton; Americanist and Theory/Media Studies Colloquium, Yale University (April 5, 2013).

–“Oracles of the Information Age,” invited lecture at Styles and Cultures of the Corporation, inaugural symposium of the Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity, Washington D.C. (Nov. 9, 2012).

–“Frank Lloyd Wright and the Oriental Machines of Modernity,” Spatial Perspectives conference on Literature and Architecture, Oxford University (June 22, 2012).

“The Oriental Transformation of the American Book, 1890-1910,” Department of Comparative Literature, UC Irvine (April 5, 2012).

–“Ernest Fenollosa’s Secret Knowledge: Art and Technology in American Orientalism,” ACLA annual conference (March 20, 2012).

–“The Death of the Oriental Detective: Charlie Chan at the End of Genre,” MLA, Seattle, 2012, as part of the panel “Charlie Chan is Undead” (Jan. 2012).

–“The Oriental Transformation of the American Book, 1890-1910,” invited lecture at the Information Society Project, Yale Law School (Oct. 5, 2011).

–“Technê and the Counterculture,” Post45 annual conference, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland (April 29-30, 2011).

–Theory and Media Studies Colloquium works-in-progress presentation on “Technê-Zen,” Yale University (December 2, 2010).

–Plenary address for Piracy, a conference hosted by the Departments of English and American Literature at Brandeis University (October 22, 2010).

–“Technê-Zen and the Cultural Codes of Interface Design.” Critical Code Studies Conference, USC (July 23rd, 2010).

–“Technê-Zen and the Spirit of Global Capitalism.” Cultures of Neoliberalism seminar, American Comparative Literature Association annual conference, New Orleans (June 2010).

–“Mastering the Machine: Technology and the Racial Logic of Jack London’s Asia/Pacific.” Jack London Society 9th Biennial Symposium, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA (2008).

–“Technê-Typography: Lin Yutang’s Chinese Typewriter and the Orientalist Designs of Western Modernism.” Modernist Studies Association, 9th annual conference, Long Beach, CA (2007).

–“Sten Guns and Sterno Cans: Richard Wright’s Techno-Coalition in The Color Curtain.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, UC Riverside (2006).

–“Global English Ideography and the Pseudo-Polyphony of Hollywood Film.” Global States Conference, UC Irvine (2006).

–“Plotting the ‘Other Side’: Religious Iconography in Alfred Hitchcock’s Family Plot.” Sunstone Northwest Symposium, Seattle (2006). Invited.

–“Coalition Politics and the Discourse of the Model Minority in John Okada’s No-No Boy” Political Narratives and Imagined Identities: Presented by the Department of Asian American Studies, UC Irvine (2006). Invited. Also presented at Intermountain Graduate Student Symposium, USU (2006).

–“What’s Worse: Foreign Language Study or the Ugly American?” Department of Comparative Literature, works-in-progress, UC Irvine (2005). Invited.

–“Cold War Language(s) and Asia/America.” American Studies Association annual meeting, Washington D.C. (2005).

–“Policultural Negation: Postwar Asian American Pan-Ethnicity in Bulosan and Okada.” (dis)junctions Conference, UC Riverside (2005).

–“An Empire of Quiet Americans: Cold War Orientalism and the Formulation of Asian American Identity.” American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting, University of Pennsylvania (2005).

–“Naked Creatures: The Beast and the Sovereign in Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.” Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Huntington Library (2003); also presented at “Literary Beasts,” University of London (2004).

–“Domestication of the Scandalous: Ezra Pound’s Translations of ‘The’ Chinese Poem.” Western Humanities Alliance Conference, UC Irvine (2002).

–“Mapping the Invisible: Orientalist Mythologies in the Translation of Chinese Poetry.” Intermountain Graduate Student Symposium, USU (2001).

–“Choose Your Own Literary Theory: Hypertext and The Cave of Time.” Popular Culture Association annual conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1999); also presented at Intermountain Graduate Student Symposium, USU (1999).

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