moteur de recherche

William Dow

Professeur de littérature américaine

Axes de recherche

 Journalisme littéraire

 Littérature américaine des 19e et  20e siècles

 Études afro-américaines

 Études de classe

Parcours universitaire

Professeur des Universités Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (depuis 2008).

Professor of English, l’université américaine de Paris (depuis 2014).

Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (2007), sous la direction de Jacques Pothier

Titre du document de synthèse : A Cultural Poetics in American Literature : Aesthetics and Cultural Design).

Maître de conférences à université de Valenciennes (1997-2008).

Doctorat (1991) à l’université de Delaware sous la direction de Ronald Martin

Titre de la thèse de doctorat : John Dos Passos and the French avant-garde (publiée par l’University of Michigan DIS).

Responsibilités institutionelles

Reader, Routledge series publications (depuis 2015).

Reader, Sage Open (depuis 2015).

Expert pour l’évaluation des projects de l’index de Sorbonne Paris Cité (2013; 2015).

Co-directeur puis Directeur, AFEA Bibliography Project (2009-2015).

Membre du Bureau  de l’Association Française d’Etudes Américaines (2009-2015).

Tenure and promotion review: University of Southern California, San Diego (2014).

Membre de jury, Prix de l’université du Conseil Général du Val de Marne (2014)

Évaluateur, Bourse de recherche HDR, SAES-AFEA (2014).

Membre, comité d’évaluation des projets scientifiques de l’IDEX USPC

(Humanité, Art, Lettre et Langue), PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité (depuis 2013).

Président du comité de sélection (11e section), Université Paris-Est, UPEM (2012; 2014).

Membre du comité de sélection (11e section), Université Paris Ouest, Nanterre (2009).

Membre du comité de sélection (11e section), Université Paris-Est, UPEC (2008-2009).

Membre du conseil UFR (11e section), Université Paris-Est, UPEM (2008-2009 ; 2014-2015).

Membre du comité de sélection (11e section), Université Paris-Est, UPEM (depuis 2008).

Évaluateur des dossiers de candidature en master 1 et 2. Université Paris-Est, UPEM (2008-2013).

Membre de jury en littérature américaine de l’Agrégation interne d’Anglais.

Président des jurys : Madame Mireille Golaszewski (2000-2002).

Membre de l’American Comparative Literature Association (depuis 2007).

Membre de l’International Association of Literary Journalism Studies (depuis 2005).

Membre de la Modern Language Association (depuis 1989).

Responsibilités éditoriales

Membre du Comité de rédaction, Arts et savoirs, LISAA, UPEM (depuis 2013).

Membre du Comité de rédaction, Quaderna, UPEM/UPEC (depuis 2012).

Blind Reviewer, Open Humanities Press (depuis 2012)

Reader, MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.) (depuis 2010).

Reader, African American Review (Johns Hopkins University) (depuis 2008).

Managing Editor/Assistant Editor, Literary Journalism Studies, Northwestern University Press (depuis 2006).

Publications

Ouvrages individuels et collectifs

Reinventing Persuasion: Literary Journalism and American Literary Radicalism, 1900-2000.  (soumis à expertise, Northwestern University Press).

 

Envisioning Poverty. Arts et Savoirs. Ed. LISAA. Université Paris Est (UPEM), à paraître, 2015

Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary, Ed. avec Alice Craven. Londres et New York: Bloomsbury, 2014).

 Richard Wright: New Readings  in the 21st Century, Ed. avec Alice Craven. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

 Narrating Class in American Fiction. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

 Class Matters: Representing Class in American Culture, Literature, and Film. (co-direction avec John Chandler et Yann Roblou). Valenciennes : Presses universitaires de Valenciennes, 2010.

 American Nostalgias. Angloscopies. (co-direction. avec J. Chandler et Y. Roblou). Paris: Éditions Mallard, 2003.

 Chapitres, articles, revues internationales et ouvrages internationaux avec comité de lecture

 “Reading Otherwise: Literary Journalism as an Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism.”Keynote Address, International Association for Literary Journalism Studies, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sol, Porto Alegre, Brazil. May, 2016.  Literary Journalism Studies (Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University Press) (à paraître, 2016).

 “Richard Wright’s Literary Journalism: Reprimanding Race, Resisting Modernism.” Lessons in Resistance: Richard Wright as Social Critic and Political Thinker. Political Companions to Great American Authors. Eds., Jane Anna Gordon and Ernie Zirakzadeh. University Press of Kentucky (à paraître, 2016).

 “Profiles of Lived Experience: Charles Reznikoff, Muriel Rukeyser, and Mark Nowak.” Profile Pieces: Journalism and the ‘Human Interest’ Bias. Eds., Sue Joseph and Richard Lance Keeble, Routledge (à paraître, 2015).

 “Introduction: Re-envisioning Poverty.” Arts et Savoirs. LISAA. Université Paris Est (UPEM). Special issue on poverty: Representations of Poverty. Introduction and editor (à paraître, 2015).

 “An Interview with Barbara Ehrenreich. Author of Nickel and Dimed and Living with a Wild God: A Non-Believer’s Search for the Truth About Everything.” Literary Journalism Studies (Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University Press).Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2015: 146-158.

 “Introduction” (avec Alice Craven). Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary. Ed. avec Alice Craven. Londres et New York: Bloomsbury, 2014 : 1-9. 

 “Pulp Gothicism in Richard Wright’s The Outsider.” Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary. Ed. avec Alice Craven. Londres et New York: Bloomsbury, 2014 : 141-159. 

 “Unreading Modernism: Richard Wright’s Literary Journalism.” Literary Journalism Studies (Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University Press). Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall  2013: 59-89. 

 “Richard Wright.” The Cambridge Companion to American Novelists. Ed., Timothy Parrish. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013: 156-167. 

 “New Alignments, New Discourses: A Reflection on Teaching Blaise Cendrars and John Dos Passos.” The Newsletter of the International Association of Literary Journalism Studies. Ed., David Abrahamson et Bill Reynolds. Northwestern University, 2012. Web. 13-15. 

 “Introduction” (avec Alice Craven). Richard Wright: New Readings in the 21st Century. Eds., Alice Craven and William Dow. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.  2011: 1-7.

 “Prefaces,” Parts 1-4 (avec Alice Craven).  Part 1, “(Re)Placing Richard Wright”; Part 2, “Taking Sides: Racism and Spatial Dimensions”; Part 3, “Wright: Pulp and Media, Reality and Fiction”; Part 4, “Wright: New Comparative Frameworks, Transnational Boundaries.” Richard Wright: New Readings in the 21st Century. Ed, avec Alice Craven. New York: Palgrave Macmillan., 2011: 9-10, 69-70, 101-103, 167-169.

 “Afterword” (avec Alice Craven). Richard Wright: New Readings in the 21st Century. Ed. avec Alice Craven. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011: 267-271.

 “James Agee’s ‘Continual Awareness,’ Untold Stories: ‘Saratoga Springs’ and ‘Havana Cruise’ (1937).” Literary Journalism across the Globe: Journalistic Traditions and Transnational Influences. Ed., John Bak et Bill Reynolds. Amherst: University of  Massachusetts Press, 2011:  225-237.

 “Dorothy Day and Joseph Kessel: ‘A Literature of  Urgency’.” Prose Studies (Routledge). Vol. 3, Issue 2, 2011: 132-153.

 “Meridel Le Sueur’s Working-Class Fiction: Moving to a Cultured Sense of Language.” A Class of Our Own: Re-Envisioning American Labor Fiction. Eds., Laura Hapke and Lisa A. Kirby. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008: 96-112.

 “Approaches to Teaching Meridel Le Sueur’s Salute to Spring.” A Class of Our Own: Re-Envisioning American Labor Fiction. Eds., Laura Hapke and Lisa A. Kirby. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008: 260-261.

 “‘Hard Work and Blood’ in Whitman’s 1855 Song of  Myself.” Spell (Swiss Papers in Language and Literature), Vol. 18. American Poetry: Whitman to the Present.  Ed. Robert Rehder et Patrick Vincent. Zurich: Gunter Narr Verlag Tübingen, 2006: 35-52.

 “Paul Auster’s The Invention of Solitude: Glimmers in a Reach to Authenticity.” Ed. Harold Bloom. Bloom’s Modern Critical Views: Paul Auster. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004: 51-62.

 “Meridel Le Sueur’s Salute to Spring: ‘A Movement Up Which All Are Moving’.” Core: A Journal of  the Humanities. Paris: The American University of  Paris. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2004: 79-96.

 “‘Agents of  Change’: Challenges in the Flesh and the Teaching of  American Literature.” The Periphery: Viewing the World. Ed., Christina Dokou, Eterpi Mitsi et al. Athens: The National and Kapodistrain University of  Athens, 2004: 150-157.

 “Performative Passages: Davis’s Life in the Iron Mills, Crane’s Maggie, Norris’s

McTeague.”  Twisted From the Ordinary: Essays on American Literary Naturalism. Tennessee Studies in Literature. Ed., Mary E. Papke. Knoxville: University of  Tennessee Press, 2003: 23-44.

 “Lives on the Boundary: Portraiture and Modernism in Jean Toomer’s Cane and Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio.” Literature on the Move: Comparing Diasporic Ethnicities in Europe and the Americas. Ed. Cathy Waegner, Bernard Vincent et al. Heidleburg: Universitaetsuerlag C. Winter, 2002: 248-258.

 “‘Always Your Heart’: The ‘Great Design’ of Toomer’s Cane.” Melus. Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter 2002: 59-88.

 “Down and Out in London and Orwell.” Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations. Vol. 6, No. 1, avril 2002: 69-94.

 “French Responses to Dickinson.” An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia, Ed. Jane Donahue Eberwein. New York: Greenwood Press, 1998: 118-119.

“PMLA  Abroad: Brief  Ponderings on (Mistaken) Identities.” Publication of  the Modern Language Association. Vol. 113, No. 5, October, 1998: 1136-1137.

 “Paul Auster’s The Invention of Solitude: Glimmers in a Reach to Authenticity.” Critique. Vol. 39, No. 3, Spring, 1998: 272-281.

 “Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.” Explicator. Vol. 55, No. 4, Summer, 1997: 224-225.

 “John Dos Passos, Blaise Cendrars, and the ‘Other’ Modernism.” Twentieth Century Literature. Vol. 42, No. 3, Fall, 1996: 396-415.

 “Fiction is Not Real: the Performative and Norris’s McTeague.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance. Vol. 42, No. 2, 1996: 77-92.

 “Elle signe souvent ‘Emilie’: Emily Dickinson and the French Critical Reception.” The Emily Dickinson Journal. Vol. 5, No. 2, 1996: 226-231.

 “Frank Norris and the ‘Realism that Stultifies’.” Excavatio. Vol. VIII, Spring, 1996: 86-99.

 “A Farewell to Arms and Hemingway’s Protest Stance: To Tell the Truth Without Screaming.” The Hemingway Review. Vol. 16, No. 3, Fall, 1995: 38-50.

 “John Dos Passos, Blaise Cendrars, and ‘a Squirrel Cage of the Meridians’.” Notes on Contemporary Literature. Vol. 25, No. 2, mars, 1995: 4-5.

 “Blaise Cendrars and John Dos Passos.” Feuilles de routes: Blaise Cendrars International Society. Paris: Vol. 28, mai, 1993: 9-16.

 “John Dos Passos: Teaching the Language to Non-Americans.” London: Rodopi, 17 novembre, 1992: 3-14.

 Revue  nationales et ouvrages nationaux avec comité de lecture

  “Introduction: ‘Envisioning Poverty’.” Arts et Savoirs. LISAA. Université Paris Est. Special issue on poverty: Envisioning  Poverty. Ed., à paraître, 2015.

 “Voyages sans carte : Jack London et Albert Londres.” Roman et Reportage. Rencontre croisées XXe-XXIe siècles. Mediatexts. Ed. Myriam Boucharenc. Limoges : Presses Universitaires de Limoges, 2015: 41-49. 

 “Jack London’s Interrogations of Experience : ‘The Dignity of  Dollars’ (1900) and ‘Mexico’s Army and Ours’ (1914).” L’Expérience II. Paris: Houdiard, 2013: 119-131.

 “Rethinking the Geographies of American Studies.” Géographie dans le monde anglophone : espace et identité. Ed., Marie-Françoise Alamichel et Olivier Brossard. Paris : Houdiard, 2010: 103-119. 

 Introduction: “The Continuum of  Class.” Class Matters: Representing Class in American Culture, Literature, and Film.” Ed. avec J. Chandler et Y. Roblou. Presses universitaires de  Valenciennes Press. 2010: 8-16.

 “Class, Work, and New Races: Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Agnes Smedley’s Daughter of  Earth.” Class Matters: Representing Class in American Culture, Literature, and Film.” Ed. avec J. Chandler et Y. Roblou. Presses universitaires de  Valenciennes. 2010: 111-127.

 “Class ‘Truths’ in James Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.” Intellectuals and Commitment in the United States (Écriture et engagement aux États-Unis, 1918-1939). Ed, Anne Ollivier et Frédéric Sylvanise. Paris: Ophyrs and Université Paris 13, 2010: 157-175.

 “A Modernist Vernacular: Violent Figurations in Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts.” Polysèmes Arts et littératures: les figures de la violence. Paris: Publibook, Vol. 7, 2005 : 185-201.

 “The Perils of  Irony in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises.” Études Anglaises (Paris 4, Sorbonne). Vol. 52, No. 8, 2005 :178-192. 

 “La matière désert: Death Comes for the Archbishop de Willa Cather et Blood Meridian de Cormac McCarthy.” Confluences. Déserts: entre désir et délire. Ed, Corinne Alexandre-Garner et Guillaume Cingal. University of  Nanterre, Paris 10: Publidix,  Vol. 22, 2003: 155-173.

 “Writing Nostalgia, Writing a Nation.” Introduction. American Nostalgias. Angloscopies.  Ed. avec J. Chandler et Y. Roblou. Paris: Editions Mallard, 2003: 16-23.

 “Thème Oral.” Rapports de Jurys de Concours. Agrégation Anglais: concours interne, 2001. Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale. Tours: Centre National de documentation Pédagogique, 2001: 104-117.

 “Nostalgia and the Insurrectionary in Dos Passos’s U.S.A.” “Variations sur le thème de l’Étrangeté.” Annales du Monde. No. 11, 2000. Paris: L’Harmattan. Sorbonnenouvelle (Université Paris 3): 171-188. 

 “Topographical Strides of  Thoreau: The Poet and Pioneer in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian.”  Revue Française D’Études Américaines. No. 84, mars, 2000: 89-105.

 “Performative Realism in Crane’s Maggie and Norris’s McTeague.” Les Avatars du Réalisme. Nantes and Paris: Ouest Editions, 2000: 243-258.

 “Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop: ‘To Become a Story’.” Editions du Temps, septembre, 1999: 41-55.

“Storytelling and Unforeseen Becomings in Raymond Carver’s Shortcuts.” Ellipses. septembre, 1999: 78-87.

 “Jean Toomer’s Cane and Winesburg, Ohio: Literary Portraits from the ‘Grotesque Storm Center’.” Qwerty, décembre, 1997: 129-136.

 “‘Always Your Heart’: Direct Address, Narrative Authority, and the ‘Great Design’ of Cane.” Ellipses, octobre, 1997: 43-52.

 “Imagination and the Disruptive Complicities of Emily Dickinson and William Carlos Williams.” Profils américains. No. 8, 1997: 81-99.

 “The Nature of Huckleberry Finn: Huck as ‘Autobiographer.’” Americana, University of the Sorbonne Press. Vol. 14, janvier, 1997: 30-43.

 “Never Being ‘This Far From Home’: Paul Auster and Picturing Moonlight Spaces.” Qwerty. Vol. 6, décembre, 1996: 193-198.

 “Paul Auster’s Moon Palace: Story as Ontology, the Moon as the Future.” Ellipses, octobre, 1996: 55-62.

 “‘The Mirror You Break Your Nose Against’: Lolita and the Conquest of Crime.” Americana, University of the Sorbonne Press. Vol. 13, février, 1996: 55-62.

 “L’invention de la solitude de Paul Auster: Lueurs dans l’appréhension de l’authenticité.” Actes Sud, Revue Littéraire. L’oeuvre de Paul Auster: Approches et lectures plurielles, décembre, 1995: 38-50.

 “Report from the Other Academy: Non-American Voices and American Literature.” Revue Française D’Études Américaines. No. 65, juillet, 1995: 484-495.

 “The Influence of Madame Bovary in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: Corresponding Struggles, Dreams, and Regressions.” Americana, University of  the Sorbonne Press, Vol. 11, janvier, 1994: 11-22.

 Conférences, congrès, colloques à communication.

 Conférencier invité/plénier

 “Reading Otherwise: Literary Journalism as an Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism” The International Association of Literary Journalism Studies 11. Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sol, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Plenary Speaker. 19-21 mai 2016.

 “Literary Journalism and Activism.” King’s Review seminar series. University ofCambridge. Conférencier invité. Berkeley Books, Paris. Spring 2016.

 “Journeys of the ‘I’ in James Baldwin and Barbara Ehrenreich.” “The First Personas Resistance.” Annual Conference  of the Association for Education in Journalismand Mass Communication. Session Organized by the International Association ofLiterary Journalism Studies (IALJS). San Francisco, CA. 5-9 août 2015.

 “Richard Wright’s Literary Journalism: Reprimanding Race, Resisting Modernism.” Lessons in Resistance: Richard Wright as Social Critic and Political Thinker. Conférencier invité. University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut. 11-12 mai 2015.

 “Further Travels.” International James Baldwin Conference: James Baldwin: Transatlantic Commuter. Invited Panel Chair. Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier. 5-7 juin 2014.

 “Representations of Capitalism in the English-Speaking World (1). Paradigms of the American Model of Capitalism: from Theory to Fiction?: (Re)visiting the Economics/Literature Nexus. Invited panelist. Paris 3, Sorbonne Nouvelle. 28 mars 2014.

 “Roman et reportage chez John Dos Passos et Blaise Cendrars : Devant la chaise électrique (1927) et Rhum (1930).”  Journalisme littéraire et grand reportage. La passion du réel, ou l’écriture-vérité. Collège de Belgique. Keynote speaker. 8 octobre 2013.

  “The Other Effects: Class Stakes.” Screening Class: Precarious Visions and American Studies. University of Freiburg, Germany. Keynote Speaker. 28-29 juin 15, 2013. 

 “The Obama Coalition: A New Partisan Regime?” Université Paris-Est (UPEM). Invited Panelist. 27 mai 2013. .

 “Dorothy Day and Narrative Forms of Religious Radicalism.” Religion in American Life, King’s College, London. Conférencier invite. 22-24, février.

 “The Rescued Horizons of  Richard Wright.”Guest Lecture Series in American Studies. University of Lausanne. Lausanne, Switzerland. Plenary Speaker. 20 avril 2012.

 Counter-Cultures in the American 1960s. Université Versailles Saint-Quentin. Invited Panelist. 7 décembre 2012.  

 “Jack London et le journalisme littéraire.” De Londres à London: Les reportages d’Albert et de Jack.  Roman et reportage (XXe-XXIe siècles) Rencontres croisées.” Université Paris Ouest Nanterre. Conférencier invité. 9 décembre 2011. 

 “Between Crisis and Innovation: Representations of Work in U.S. Literature.” Re-Presentations of Working Life. Graduate Conference 2011. Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Keynote Speaker. 12-13 novembre 2011.

  “Jack London’s Interrogations of Experience: ‘The Dignity of  Dollars’ (1900) and ‘Mexico’s Army and Ours’ (1914).”  Experience. IMAGER/TIES. Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC).  Conférencier invité. 17-18 juin 2011.

 Literary Journalism: Theoria, Poiesis and Praxis. International Literary Journalism Studies 6. “Literary Journalism: Comparative Considerations.” Université Libre de Bruxelles. Invited Panelist. 12-14 mai, 2011.

 “Literary Journalism: ‘A Literature of Urgency’.” IMAGER/TIES. Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC). Conférencier invité. 16 octobre 2010.

 “Netroots and Democracy in 21st-century America.” Université Paris-Est (UPEM). Invited Panelist. 17 juin 2011.

 “Literary Journalism, Radicalism, and the Estranged Modernism of  John Dos Passos’s  Facing the Chair and Blaise Cendrars’s Rhum”  Modernism and Radicalism in the U.S.: An Unbridgeable Gap? Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3. Conférencier invité. 20 mars 2010. 

 “‘Expediting Great Claims’: James Agee’s Narrations of Experience.” “L’expérience,” IMAGER/TIES. Paris 12. Conférencier invité. 9 janvier 2010.

 “Rethinking the Geographies of American Studies.” Géographie dans le monde anglophone. Université Paris-Est (UPEM). Keynote Speaker. 18-20 juin 2009.

"Confounding the Spirits: Aesthetics and Cultural Studies." Seminar on American Cultural Studies. Université Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Conférencier invite. 18 février 2008.

 

 

 “By Word of  Body: The Social Life of Aesthetic Forms.”  Faire Corps. Conférencier invité. Université de Lille. 20 janvier, 2006.  

 “American Fiction Today: Realism, Comedy and Beyond.”  UNESCO in cooperation with the National Endowment of  the Arts. Hotel Tallyrand, the American Embassy in France. Invited Panelist. 15 octobre 2004.  

 “Class, Work, and New Races in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God andAgnes Smedley’s Daughter of  Earth.” Journée Doctorants. University of  Versailles Saint Quentin. Conférencier invité. 30 avril 2004.

 “‘Always Your Heart’: Direct Address, Narrative Authority, and the ‘Great Design’ of  Cane.” Invited Speaker. Conference on Jean Toomer and the Harlem Renaissance, Institute Charles V, Paris 7.  Conférencier invité. 22 novembre 1997.

 Communications

 “The French Americanist Bibliography Project: Phase Four.” The French Association of American Studies Conference : “Movement, Place, Fixity.” Université de La Rochelle. 27-30 mai 2015.

 “Uninvited Objectivity: Charles Reznikoff, Muriel Rukeyser, and Mark Nowak.”Literary Journalism, Media, Meaning, Memory. The International Association of Literary Journalism Studies 10. The University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 7-9 mai 2015.

 “Borrowed Light: the 1930s and American Heroism” Graduate seminar.Université Paris-Est (UPEM). 5 juin 2014.

 “The French Americanist Bibliography Project: Phase Three and Future.” The French Association of  American Studies Conference: Les Etats-Unis: modèles, contre-modèles…fin des modéles. Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3. 21-24 mai 2014. 

 “Introduction: the Lives of Literary Journalism.” Literary Journalism: Local, Regional, National, Global. The International Association of Literary Journalism Studies 9. Organizer. The American University of  Paris. 15-17 mai 2014.

 Conference Host’s Panel: “Literary Journalism and the Book.” Introduction.  Literary Journalism: Local, Regional, National, Global. The International Association of Literary Journalism Studies 9. The American University of  Paris.  15-17 mai 2014

 “Literary Journalism and Activism.” Panel Moderator. Literary Journalism: Local, Regional, National, Global. The International Association of Literary Journalism Studies 9. The American University of  Paris. 15-17 mai 2014.

 “Traveling without Maps: Jack London and Albert Londres.” American Comparative Literature Association: Capitals. New York University, 20-23 mars 2014.

 “Poverty as an Object of Social Inquiry and Artistic Representations.” Representations of Poverty. Université Paris-Est (UPEM). Seminar Co-organizer. 31 janvier, 2014.

 “The French Americanist Bibliography Project: Second Phase.” The French Association of  American Studies Conference: Religion et spiritualité. Université d’Angers, 22-26 mai, 2013. 

 “Richard Wright’s Literary Journalism.” Literary Journalism: Text and Context. International Literary Journalism Studies 8. University of Tampere, Finland. 16-18 mai, 2013.

 “Literary Journalism: Humanity in Various Contexts.” Panel Moderator.  Literary Journalism: Text and Context. International Literary Journalism Studies 8. University of Tampere, Finland. 16-18 mai, 2013.

 “The Enduring Hold of U.S. Counter-Cultural Narratives.” Revolution and Utopias: Counter-Cultural Narratives in the U.S. 1960s. Université Paris-Est (UPEM). Seminar Organizer. 18 janvier, 2013.

 “Professional Subjectivity in the Academy.”Reflective Seminar. Université Paris-Est (UPEM). Seminar organizer. 14 décembre, 2012.     

 “The French Americanist Bibliography Project.” Co-director of project. TheFrench Association of American Studies Conference: Héritage(s). Université dePerpignan, 23-27 mai, 2012. 

 “Refashioning the Poetics of Experimental Poetry; or How to Imagine beyond Literary Journalism.” International Literary Journalism Studies 7. Ryerson University School of  Journalism, Toronto, Canada. 17-19 mai, 2012.  

 “Literary Journalism: Fact, Truth, Objectivity, Controversy.” Panel Moderator. International Literary Journalism Studies 7. Ryerson University School of Journalism, Toronto, Canada. 17-19 mai, 2012.  

 “Creative Productions and Cultural Perspectives.” Reflective Seminar. Seminar organizer. Université Paris-Est (UPEM). 13 avril, 2012.

 “Catastrophes of Lived Experience: American Experimental Poetry and Literary Journalism.” American Comparative Literature Association : Collapse/Catastrophe/Change. Brown University, Providence RI. 29 mars-1 avril, 2012.

 “Introduction: ‘New Journalism as a Counter-Cultural Force’.” New Journalism of the American 1960s as a Counter-Cultural Narrative. ­­­­Seminar organizer. Université Paris-Est (UPEM). 18 novembre, 2011.

 “Richard Wright’s ‘Centrally Historical’ 12 Million Black Voices.” The French Association of  American Studies Conference: La Vérité.  Université de Brest, 25-28 mai, 2011.

 “Dorothy Day and Joseph Kessel: ‘A Literature of Urgency’.” Literary Journalism in a Global Context. American Comparative Literature Association : World Literature, Comparative Literature. Simon Fraser Univeristy. Vancouver. 31 mars-3 avril, 2011.

 “Introduction.” Elisabeth Stuart Phelps, “The Gates Ajar” (talk by Cindy Weinstein). Lecture organizer. Université Paris-Est (UPEM). 15 décembre,  2010.

 International Conference IMAGER : Discours sur le mineur. “Frontières du genre mineur (2).” Panel Chair. Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC)/Paris-Est (UPEM). 4-6 novembre,  2010.

 “Introduction.” “The Relevance of  Literary Journalism in a Global Context” (talk by John Hartsock). Lecture organizer. The American University of  Paris. 19 octobre, 2010.

 “Literary Journalism: ‘A Literature of Urgency’.” Invited Speaker. IMAGER/TIES. Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC). 16 octobre, 2010.

 Introduction: “Without Borders: the Voices of  Literary Journalism.” Sites of the Aesthetic: International Versions of Literary Journalism. ­­­­Seminar organizer. Université Paris-Est (UPEM). 7 octobre, 2010.

 “American Modernist Literary Landscapes 1900 to 1950: From ‘Nature’ to ‘Environment.’” Panel Co-chair. The French Association of American Studies Conference: From Nature to Environment.  Université de Grenoble, 27-29 mai, 2010.

 “Richard Wright’s Literary Journalism and Transgressive Sociology in 12 Million Black Voices.” International Association for Literary Journalism Studies. Roehampton University, London. 20-22 mai, 2010.

 Introduction: “American Literary Journalism as an Emerging Historical Form.”

“Begging Description: Literary Journalism, Othering and the Order of  Things.” Seminar organizer. Université Paris-Est (UPEM). 7 mai, 2010.

 “Sensational Gothicism in Richard Wright’s The Outsider” Forever Young. European Association for American Studies. Trinity and University Colleges, Dublin. 26-29 mars, 2010.

 “John Dos Passos and Blaise Cendrars: Reinventing Persuasion.” Global Languages, Local Cultures. American Comparative Literature Association.  Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 26-29 mars, 2009.

 “Jack London’s Literary Journalism: If  ‘Fancy Could Father the Act’.”  International Association for Literary Journalism Studies. Medill School of  Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. 14-16 mai, 2009.

 “Essential Contentions: Issues in Literary Journalism.” Panel Moderator. International Association for Literary Journalism Studies. Medill School of  Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. 14-16 mai, 2009.

 “On Richard Wright: Introduction of Plenary Speakers, Joyce Ann Joyce and Houston Baker.” Richard Wright : The Centenary Celebration. Co-Directors: Alice Craven and William Dow. The U.S. Ambassador’s Residence. Paris, 20 juin, 2008.

 “Celebrating Richard Wright.”  Richard Wright : The Centenary Celebration. The American University of Paris. Co-Directors: Alice Craven and William Dow. 19-21 juin, 2008.

 “James Agee’s ‘Continual Awareness,’ Untold Stories: ‘Saratoga Springs’ and ‘Havana Cruise’ (1937).” International Association for Literary Journalism Studies. Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Politicas Universidad Técnia de Lisboa. Lisbon, Portugal. 15-17 mai, 2008. 

 “This Certain Conjunction: Gender and Class in American Culture.” Crossing Borders: Gender and Class in American Culture. Université de Valenciennes. Co-Director William Dow. 25 avril, 2008.

 “Willa Cather’s ‘Guided Friends’: Death Comes for the Archbishop.” 11th International Willa Cather Seminar. Université Paris 3-Sorbonne/Tarascon. 24 juin-1 juillet, 2007.

 “Can Film be Literary Journalism?” Panel Moderator. Literary Journalism in an International Context. The 2nd International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies. Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Science Po), Paris. 18-19 mai, 2007.

 “Writing Dark Times: Settings, Immersions in Agnes Smedley and Meridel Le Sueur.” Literary Journalism in an International Context. The 2nd International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies. Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Science Po), Paris. 18-19 mai, 2007.

 “The Continuum of Class.” Form and Discontentment: Representing Class in American Culture, Literature, and Film. Co-director: William Dow. Université de Valenciennes. 6 avril, 2007.

 “James Agee’s Engagement Beyond Borders.” Intellectuals and Commitment in the United States (Ecriture et engagement aux Etats-Unis, 1918-1939). Université Paris 13. 30 novembre-1 décembre, 2006.

 “Documentary Forms and Testimonies of  Poverty.” First International Conference on Literary Journalism. Celebrating The Jungle: A Century of  Literary Journalism throughout the World. Université de Nancy. 19-20 mai, 2006.

 “Nostalgia and Estrangement in American Depression-era Fiction.” Challenges of Estrangement in a United Europe Confronting the World. 29th IMISE Conference. The American University of  Paris, 4-9 juillet, 2005. 

 “‘Hard Work and Blood’ in Whitman’s 1855 Song of  Myself.”  American Poetry: Whitman to the Present. The Swiss Association of  North American Studies. Fribourg, Switzerland, 12-13 novembre, 2004.

 “Introduction, James T. Farrell: ‘Looking from the Altar Light’.” James T. Farrell Centennial Conference. Co-organizers: Marshall Brooks and William Dow. The American University of  Paris. 17-19 juin, 2004.

 “Jack London’s Problem Bodies.” Jack London Society Seventh Biennial Symposium. Santa Rosa, California. 23-26 mai, 2004.

 “Body Tramping, Class, and Masculine Extremes: Jack London’s The People of  the Abyss.”  The European Association of  American Studies. America in the Course of   Human Events: Presentations and Interpretations. Charles University, Prague. 2-4 avril,  2004.

 “The Language of  Work: Frederick Douglass’s Narrative and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The French Association of  American Studies Conference: Territoires d’Amérique. Université de Rouen, 30 mai-1 juin, 2003. 

 “American Desert Fictions: Moving Beyond the Pale.” Désert(s): entre désir et délire (In the Desert(s): from desire to delirium). Espaces/Ecritures Research Group. Université Paris 10, Nanterre. 27-28 juin, 2002.

 “‘Agents of  Change’: Challenges in the Flesh and the Teaching of  American Literature.” The Hellenic Association for the Study of  English (H.A.S.E.): The ‘Periphery’ Viewing the World: Language, Literature, Media, Philosophy. National and Kapodistrain University of  Athens, 24-27 mai, 2002.

 “‘I Have Embraced You, and Henceforth Possess You’—Whitman’s Bodily Religion in Song of  Myself.” The French Association of  American Studies Conference: Substances. Université d’Orleans, 25-27 mai, 2001.

 “A Modernist Vernacular: Violent Figurations in Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts.” Conference SAIT, société textes et images: Les figures de la violence. Sorbonne, Paris 4, 8-9 décember, 2000.

 “Writing Nostalgia, Writing a Nation.” American Nostalgias: Interferences, Compensations, and the Shapings of  Identity.” Université deValenciennes, 24-25 novembre, 2000.

 “Poetics of  Violence/Violent Figurations in Nathanael West and Joyce Carol Oates.” The Swedish Association of  American Studies Second Interdisciplinary Conference on American History, Culture and Society, Södertörn University College, Stockholm, 5-7 octobre, 2000.

 “Lives on the Boundary: Race, Portraiture, and Homeland in Jean Toomer’s Cane and Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio.” MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of  the United States) Conference: Europe and the United States: Comparative Ethnic Literatures, Université d’Orleans,  22-25 juin, 2000.

 “Performative Realism in Crane’s Maggie and Norris’s McTeague.” Les Avatars du Réalisme, Université de Nantes, 3-4 décembre, 1999.

 “Down and Out in London and Orwell.” The Second Symbiosis Conference: Anglo-American Textual Relations, University of  the West of  England, Bristol, 5-7 juillet, 1999.

 “A Nostalgia for the Unattainable in Dos Passos’s U.S.A.” The French Association of  American Studies Conference: Mainstream America, Université Versailles Saint Quentin, 28-30 mai, 1999.

 Panelist on session “Early Novels of  Cormac McCarthy.” Lolita Research Group Seminar, Université d’Orleans, 6 mars, 1999.

 “Irony and the Intersubjective in Hemingway’s  The Sun Also Rises.” International Hemingway Conference, Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, 25-31 mai, 1998.

 “‘Knocking Everywhere’: The Imaginative Sanctities of  Emily Dickinson and William Carlos Williams.” Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur: “Féminin/Masculine,” Université de Rennes 2, 15-17 mai, 1998.

 “Topographies and Typal Systems in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian.” Seminar on American Literature, Suds d’Amériques, Université Versailles Saint-Quentin, 28 novembre, 1997.

 “The Nature of  Huckleberry Finn: Huck as ‘Autobiographer’.” Colloquium on American Literature, Sorbonne, Université Paris 4, 18-19 octobre, 1996.

 “Mimesis and the Figural.” ‘Mimesis,’ Fifty Years Later: The Representation of Reality in Literature, The University of  Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, 29-31 mai, 1996.

 “Progress Swelled by a Dissident Ride: Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road.” The French Association of American Studies Conference: Le déplacement dans l’histoire et la culture américaines, Université de Lyon, 17-19 mai, 1996.

 “The Poet/Pioneer and ‘More Language’ in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian.” The State of the Art III at Orleans: Spring 1996 Conference, Université d’Orleans, 26-27 avril, 1996.

 “Lolita and the Conquest of  Crime.” Colloquium on American Literature, Sorbonne, Université Paris 4, 27-28 octobre, 1995.

 “Social Authenticity and the Postmodern in Paul Auster’s Fiction.” A Symposium on Contemporary American Fiction, State University of New York College at Postdam, Potsdam, New York, 28-30 septembre, 1995.

 “Fiction is Not Real: Naturalism, the Performative, and Frank Norris’s McTeague.”  AIZEN: International Conference on Multidiciplinary Approaches and Comparative Studies Related to Emile Zola, Naturalism and Naturalist Writers, Las Vegas, Nevada, 22-24 septembre, 1995.

 “Elle signe souvent ‘Emilie’: Emily Dickinson and the French Critical Reception.” The Emily Dickinson International Society: Emily Dickinson Abroad, The University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, 4-6 août, 1995.

 “Louise Erdrich and the Privilege of the Narrating Self.” International American Indian Workshop, Fernando Pessoa University, Porto, Portugal, 6-8 avril, 1995.

 “The Discontent of  Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine: Dialogic Voices, Dialectical History.” The State of the Art II at Orleans: Spring 1995 Conference, Université d’Orleans, 25 mars, 1995.

 Louise Erdrich and Multi-Narrations: Failed Narrators and Changing Centers.” Invited Speaker. RAMONA (Recherches sur l’amérique de l’Ouest) Conference: The American West and Its Representations, Université de Paris 10, Nanterre.  13 janvier, 1995.

 “Powerful Conditions and Empowered Discourse in Louise Erdrich’s Fiction.” Invited Speaker. A Seminar on Contemporary American Fiction, Université de Tours. 18 novembre, 1995. 

 “Postmodernism and Its Social Moment in Paul Auster’s Fiction.” Invited Speaker. Erasmus Conference: “Postmodernity: The United States after 1945,”  John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie University, Berlin. 9-11 septembre, 1994. 

 “A Farewell to Arms and Hemingway’s Protest Stance: To Tell the Truth Without Screaming.” Hemingway/Fitzgerald International Conference, The Mona Bismark Foundation, Paris, 3-8 juillet, 1994.

 “Paul Auster’s The Invention of  Solitude: Glimmers in a Reach to Authenticity.” International Paul Auster Colloquium, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, 10-12 juin, 1994.

 “American Identities in a Multicultural Context.” The State of  the Art at Orleans: Spring 1994 Conference, Université d’Orléans, 8-9 avril, 1994.

 “Report from the Other Academy: Non-American Voices and American Literature.” The European Association of American Studies, Kirchberg Conference Center, Luxembourg, 25-28 mars, 1994.

 “The Influence of  Madame Bovary in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening: Corresponding  Struggles, Dreams, and Regressions.” Colloquium on American Literature, Sorbonne, Université Paris 4, 22-23 octobre, 1993.

 Panelist on session “L’Écriture en trompe-l’œil/Courants baroques dans la prose de Blaise Cendrars.” 10th Annual International Colloquium on 20th Century French Studies, The University of Colorado at Boulder, 11-13 mars, 1993.

 “The French Avant-garde and American Modernist Aesthetics.” The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 15-17 octobre, 1992.

 “John Dos Passos in the Classroom: Teaching the Language to Non-Americans.” American Literature for Non-American Readers, Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy, 1-5 juin, 1992.

 “Communicative Methodology: The Use of Translated and Critical Texts in Language Teaching.” Conference on Academic English in American International Colleges and Universities, The American University of  Cairo, Cairo, 13-16 avril, 1992.

 Organisation de colloques

 Co-organisateur du colloque “‘A Language to Dwell In’: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions.” Université américaine de Paris, mai 2016.

Organisateur du colloque Literary Journalism: Local, Regional, National, Global. The International Association of Literary Journalism Studies. Université américaine de Paris, mai 2014.   

Organisateur de la journée d’études “The Enduring Hold of U.S. Counter-Cultural Narratives.” Revolution and Utopias: Counter-Cultural Narratives in the U.S. 1960s. Université Paris-Est (UPEM), janvier 2013.   

Organisateur de la journée d’études “Professional Subjectivity in the Academy. ”Reflective Seminar. Université Paris-Est (UPEM), décembre 2012. 

Co-organisateur de la journée d’études Counter-Cultures in the American 1960s. Université Versaille Saint-Quentin, décembre 2012.   

Organisateur de la journée d’études“ Creative Productions and Cultural Perspectives.”Reflective Seminar. Université Paris-Est (UPEM), avril 2012.

Organisateur de la journée d’études “New Journalism as a Counter-Cultural Force”. New Journalism of the American 1960s as a Counter-Cultural Narrative. Université Paris-Est (UPEM), novembre 2011.  

Organisateur de la journée d’études “Without Borders: the Voices of  Literary Journalism.” Sites     of the Aesthetic: International Versions of  Literary Journalism. ­­­­Université  Paris-Est (UPEM), octobre 2010. 

Organisateur de la journée d’études Begging Description:Literary Journalism, Othering, and the Order of Things, Université Paris-Est (UPEM), mai 2010.

Co-organisateur du colloque, Richard Wright : The Centenary Celebration, Université américaine de Paris, juin 2008.

Co-organisateur du colloque, Crossing Borders : Class and Gender In American Culture, Université de Valenciennes, avril 2008.

Co-organisateur du colloque, Class Matters : Representing Class in American Culture, Literature, and Film, Université de Valenciennes, avril 2007.  

Co-organisateur du colloque, James T. Farrell Centennial Conference, Université américaine de Paris, juin 2004.

Co-organisateur du colloque American Nostalgias, Université de Valenciennes, novembre 2000.