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Mark Amos, “Enhancing Student Success through the University College” and “Faculty Research Opportunities and Obligations,” meeting at the Imam University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 2013

Mark Amos, “Collaborative Possibilities with Business and Information Technology,” meeting at Dubai University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2013

Mark Amos, “Supporting Students,” Community College Conference meeting at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, September 2013

Mark Amos, “(Re)Structuring for Student Success, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges President’s Retreat, meeting at New Harmony, Indiana. October 2013

Mark Amos, “Moses and the Promised Land: Enacting a Comprehensive Student Success Plan,” at the  Foundations of Excellence Conference on the First-Year Experience, meeting at San Diego, California, February 2014

Mark Amos, “Technologies to Improve College Completion,” at the SXSWedu Conference meeting at Austin, Texas, March 2014

Mark Amos (with G. Budzban, H. Yaffe), “An Analysis of the Predictive Power of Easily-Calculated Early Warning Measures in Gateway Mathematics Courses,” poster presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference meeting at Chicago, Illinois, 2014

David Anthony, “Jews, Slave Empire, and the Caribbean Romance in Antebellum Sensation Fiction” at the Modern Language Association Conference meeting at Chicago, Illinois, January 2014.

David Anthony, “Fagin in America; or, the Jew in Antebellum Sensationalism,” at C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists meeting at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 2014

Pinckney Benedict, “Teaching Fiction,” at Queens University MFA Program in Charlotte, North Carolina, January 2013

Pinckney Benedict, fiction reading with Kathryn Harrison and David Means, at New York University Creative Writing Program, New York, new York, February 2013

Pinckney Benedict, visiting via Skype, screenwriting class in department of Film and Media Studies, University of Auckland, Auckland, N.Z., March 2013.

Pinckney Benedict, fiction reading, at the Gilman School, in Baltimore, Maryland, April 2013

Pinckney Benedict, “Well-Begun is Half Done: Novel and Story Openings,” at the Southern Illinois Writers’ Build meeting at John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois, April 2013

Pinckney Benedict, “Writers on Joyce Carol Oates,” panel discussion at the Department of Creative Writing, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana, April 2013

Pinckney Benedict, “Shaping the Book,” at the Queens University MFA Program in Charlotte, North Carolina, May 2013

Pinckney Benedict, “From Page to Screen: How ‘Miracle Boy’ Became a Film” and “Demystifying the Publishing Process,” delivered as a member of the faculty at the Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop at Hollins University, in Roanoke, Virgina, June 2013

Pinckney Benedict, “Finding the Muse” (with Pam Houston and David Mason) and “Following Your Obsession” (with David Lipsky and Scott Sasser), presented as a member of the faculty at the Aspen Writers’ Institute, Aspen, Colorado, June 2013

Pinckney Benedict, “Teaching Fiction,” at Queens University MFA Program in Charlotte, North Carolina) January 16, 2014

Pinckney Benedict, fiction reading, at Seattle Pacific University, Whidbey Island, March 2014

Pinckney Benedict, “The Weapon as Character,” at Seattle Pacific University, Whidbey Island, March 2014

Pinckney Benedict, “Shaping the Book,” at Queens University MFA Program in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 2014

Pinckney Benedict, “The Weapon as Character,” at the Independent Heritage Festival organized by Student Veterans’ Association at the University of Nevada Reno, October 2014

Scott Blackwood, “The Art of the Ending,” at the Associated Writing Programs Conference meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, March 2013

Scott Blackwood, “First Novels,” at the Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row Literary Festival, meeting in Chicago, Illinois, June 2013

Scott Blackwood, “Jazz, Blues and the great Migration,” lecture at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, October 2013

 “The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records,” Texas Book Festival meeting in Austin Texas, October 2023

Scott Blackwood, “Interview: The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records,” New York Times, October 2013

Scott Blackwood, “Interview: The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records,” panel discussion with Jack White and Greil Marcus on NYPL November 2013

Scott Blackwood, “Interview: The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records,” on Weekend Edition,  National Public Radio, November 2013

Scott Blackwood, “Interview: The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records,” on Sound Opinions, National Public Radio, December 2013

Scott Blackwood and Rengin Altay, “The Making of ‘See How Small,’” in the “Reclaiming Lost Voices” series for Printers Row Lit Fest, at Chicago, Illinois, June 2015

Mary Bogumil, “The Great Gatsby,” at Carbondale H.S., Carbondale, Illinois, February 2014

Mary Bogumil, “On August Wilson’s Radio Golf,” a pre-show lecture at the Southern Illinois University Theater, 2014.

George Boulukos, “Genre, Authority, and Human Rights in Eighteenth-Century Black Atlantic Autobiography, for a panel on “Rethinking Agency in Early Black Atlantic Literatre,” at the Modern Language Conference meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, January 2013

George Boulukos (Chair and presenter), “Were ‘The Rights of Man’ Human Rights?” a round table on “Reassessing the Enlightenment Legacy,” at the ASECS conference meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, April 2013

George Boulukos (Chair), “Re: Anlightenment: a Roundtable,” at the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, meeting in London, Ontario, October 2013

George Boulukos, “Why Black Atlantic Writers Chose Protestant Theology over Rights Theory” for a panel on “Rights, Religion & Politics,” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, London, Ontario, October 2013

Jane Cogie, “Opening Doors to the Academy: The Challenges of Negotiating the Roles of Graduate Assistant Directors in the Writing Center,” at the International Writing Center Association meeting in Orlando, Florida, October 2014

Ronda Leathers Dively, “Writing about Creating: Charting Pathways for Knowledge Transfer in a Thematic FYC Course” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 2013.

Ronda Leathers Dively, “Risk Taking and Connection Making: A Discourse Analysis of Insight in The Paris Review Interviews,” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, meeting in Tampa, Florida, March 2015.

Betsy Dougherty, “A Matter of Time: Violence and Modernity in the Novels of Tara French,” at the American Conference for Irish Studies, meeting in Chicago, Illinois, 2013.

Judy Jordan, “Poetry Reading,” at the University of Illinois at Springfield in Springfield, Illinois, April 2014

Elizabeth Klaver (Chair), “American Cultural Studies” panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 2013

Lisa McClure, “Re-Conceptualizing Revision: Students Revise According to What We Teach Them to Revise,” at the Research Network Forum, Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2013

Lisa McClure, “Understanding the Future by Studying the Past: James Britton’s Effect on Academic Writing,” at the Writing Development in Higher Education conference, meeting in Coventry, England, July 2014

Ryan Netzley, “How Poems End: Apocalypse, Reversal and the Event of Ending in ‘Upon Appleton House,’” at the South-Central Renaissance Conference and Andrew Marvell Society, meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, March 2013

Ryan Netzley, “George Herbert, Anarchist: Exchange, Debt, and Free Salvation in The Temple,” at the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, University of Alabama, September 2013

Ryan Netzley, “Leaning from History: Empiricism, Likeness and Liberty in Paradise Lost, Books 11-12, at the Conference on John Milton, meeting at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, October 2013

Ryan Netzley, “His Own Resemblance: Imagining Identity in Marvell’s ‘The Garden,” at the South-Central Renaissance Conference and Andrew Marvell Society meeting, Tucson, Arizona, April 2014

Ryan Netzley, “Religious Formalism,” symposium on “Illuminating the Word: The Devotional Tradition and the Future of Poetry,” meeting at Brigham Young University, November 20, 2014

Ryan Netzley, “Learning from Anniversaries: Progress, Particularity, and Radical Empiricism in Donne’s Anniversaries,” John Donne Society panel, Modern Language Association meeting in Vancouver, B.C., January 2015

Joe Shapiro, “White Slaves: A Labor History of Stowe’s Dred,” at the American Literature Association conference, meeting in Washington, D.C., May, 2014