The Old Man and the Sea, Wise Blood, and the Presence of Catholicism in American Literature in 1952.” Ernest Hemingway Society, Oak Park, IL, June 2016

“Considering Modernism and its Presence in the Television Show Mad Men.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Durham, NC, November 2015

““I’m going to fix everything just the way it was before’: Gatsby’s Catholic Approach to Time.” F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, Waterford, Ireland. July 2015

“‘A list of things I’d like to do. One, climb Mount Kilimanjaro, go anywhere in Africa actually’: The Presence of Hemingway in Mad Men.” American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May 2015

“Grace and the Grotesque: The Catholic Use of Violence in Flannery O’Connor and Martin Scorsese.” ALA Symposium on God and the American Writer, San Antonio, TX. February 2015

“The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it“: Robert Jordan as Martyr in For Whom the Bell Tolls. Ernest Hemingway Society, Venice, Italy, June 2014

“Dean and The Swede: Examining the Characterization of America in On The Road and American Pastoral.” Philip Roth Society, Newark, NJ, March 2013

“Intuition and the Blood Consciousness: D.H. Lawrence, Henri Bergson and Bertrand Russell.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, February 2013

“’I’m just out here, searchin’ for my own piece of the cross’: Sensory Experience, The Catholic Imagination and the Creation of Community in Bruce Springsteen’s Magic.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Durham, NC, November 2012

“‘It was hard work walking up-hill […] but Nick felt happy’: The Role of the Road in ‘Big Two-Hearted River’ and Jack Kerouac’s On The Road.” Ernest Hemingway Society, Petoskey, Michigan, June 2012 

"Narrative and Homosocial Bonds in Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms and Dos Passos’ Three Soldiers." Northeast Modern Language Association, Rochester, NY, March 2012

“‘Write in honor of his death’: Visions of Gerard’s Role in Shaping Jack Kerouac’s Legend of Duluoz.” Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association, San Antonio, TX, April 2011
    
“‘Give us Peace O Lord In Our Time’: Hemingway, Ritual and Religion.” Ernest Hemingway Society, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2010

“‘A Big Structure of Confession’: The Influence of Catholicism on Jack Kerouac’s On The Road.” Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM, February 2010

“‘Yes, it was pure, in my heart’: The Countercultural Legacy of Jack Kerouac’s Catholicism.” Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM, February 2009