Selected Publications, Articles & Presentations


  • “Brutal Communities: Speech, Misrecognition and the Disciplining of Race in Light in August, Études Faulkneriennes vol. 4, 2004;
  • “A Language of their Own: The Semiotics of Motherhood in Woolf’s To the Lighthouse and Morrison’s Beloved, in Carol Merli, ed., Illuminations: New Readings of Virginia Woolf (McMillan, 2003)
  • (editor) Rap and Hip Hop: Examining Pop Culture, ( San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2003).


  • “This Reality Which Is Not One: Flaherty, Buñuel and the Irrealism of Documentary Cinema.” Film and History Annual Conference: The Documentary Tradition, Dallas, TX. (November 2006)
  • “The Idea of Order in Buenos Aires: Tradition and Anti-Tradition in Borges’ Chaosmopolis,” Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Chicago, November 2005.
  • “Four Painters of Modern Life: Marx, Baudelaire, the Flâneur and the Prostitute.” Rethinking Marxism 5th International Conference: Marxism and the World Stage, University of Massachusetts at Amherst,  November 2003.
  • “Between Imprisonment and Exile: Figuring Women in Nuruddin Farah’s Sardines,”12th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, Savannah, GA, February 28-March 1, 2003.
  • “How the Cinema Became ‘Modern’,” Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference University of Wisconsin, October 2002.
  • “We Victorian ‘Others’: Commodity Culture and the Occidental Africa,” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Sixteenth Annual Conference, University of Oregon, April 2001.