"Behind the Last Veil: Forms of Transgression in Ken Russell's ‘Salome's Last Dance.'" Ken Russell: Re-Viewing England's Last Mannerist, Kevin Flanagan, ed. (New York: Scarecrow Press, 2009).
"Insurgents and Guerillas, Cowboys and Indians, Lions and Tigers and Bears." (film review section introduction). Kansas History (summer 2009).
"The Balkan Labyrinth: The Geopolitics of Sir Arthur Evans's Knossos Excavations," Kansas Association of Historians, Hays, April 2009 and Mediterranean Studies Association, Caligiari, Sardinia, May 2009
"Imre Kiralfy and the 1909 Imperial International Exhibition: Revivifying London's Exhibitionary Tradition in White City," Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, La., April 2009
"Regreening Britain: Ecological Consciousness in William Morris's News from Nowhere," Nineteenth Century Studies Association, Milwaukee, Wisc., March 2009
"'Never Forget Who You Are or Where You're From': Screening the Exile's Memory in ‘Persepolis,'" Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association, Albuquerque, N.M., February 2009
"Victorian Mourning" (commentator, panel), North American Conference on British Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 2008
"'My Countrywomen Would Rather Hear...': Hester Lynch Piozzi and the Regendering of the Grand Tour," Midwestern American Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Oklahoma City, Okla., October 2008
"The Future is the Past: Time and Historical Process in William Morris's A Dream of John Ball and News from Nowhere," Western Conference of British Studies, San Antonio, Texas, September 2008
Office and appointments
President, Midwest Victorian Studies Association
Kansas Humanities Council TALK and Speakers Bureau