Conferences and Guest Talks

Conference Presentations

“Gesture and Dramaturgy of the Avatar in George Lewis’s Afterword.” Presentation at the conference “Opera in Flux: Identity, Staging, Narrative,” Chicago, IL, October 3, 2020. [Link to program]

“On Whiteness and Ethnic Drag in the Bayreuth Centennial Ring.” Presentation at the German Studies Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, October 3-6, 2019. [link to program]

“Contemporary Opera, Créolité, and Gesture.” Presentation at the Yale University symposium “YOST: Y/Why Opera/Studies Today: Inaugural Symposium,” New Haven, CT, May 14-15, 2019. [link to program]

“Intermediality and Bauhaus as a Model for IRCAM.” Presentation at the symposium “Bauhaus Beyond Borders: Exploring the Legacy in the 21st Century,” Evanston, IL, April 5-7, 2019. [link to website]

“On the Bildungsroman in George Lewis’s Afterword.” Presentation at the American Musicological Society Annual Conference, Rochester, NY, November 2017. [link to program]

“Afterlives of 1968 in the Centennial Year of Wagner’s Ring Cycle: Two Case Studies from Both Sides of the Berlin Wall.” Presentation at the German Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2017.

“Visions of Wagner and Memories of May 1968 in the Bayreuth Centennial Ring Cycle.” Presentation at the MLA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, January 2017.[Link to event][Read abstract here]

“Ruth Berghaus’s Vision of Wagner in the Frankfurt Ring Cycle (1985-1987).” Presentation at the AMS-GNY Winter 2016 Chapter Meeting (“Women and Music”), Columbia University, New York, NY, February 13, 2016. [Link to event]

“Improvisation, Interactivity, and ‘The Will to Adorn’: The Music and Philosophy of George E. Lewis.” Presentation at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Music Conference, Berlin, Germany, April 2012. [See the English version of the PowerPoint here][See the original German version of the PowerPoint here]

Respondent to Austin Clarkson, “Busoni, Varèse, Wolpe and the Dialectical Mind.” Presentation at the Columbia University Music Department Colloquium, New York, NY, October 2007.

“The Thirty-Years-War in Twentieth-Century Opera and Literature.” Presentation at the Northwestern University Undergraduate Research Symposium, Evanston, IL, May 2006.

Music Festivals, Guest Talks, and Invited Lectures

“Women, Sound, and Technology: Ruth Berghaus’s Ring Cycle (1985-1987).” Seminar on the Ring at the Wagner Society of New York, New York, NY, March 31, 2019. [link to event]

“Genre Mobility and Accessibility in George Lewis’s Afterword.” Presentation at the New Music Gathering, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston, MA, May 19, 2018.

“Community and Empathy in George Lewis’s Afterword.” Presentation at the Northwestern University New Music Conference (NUNC! 3), Evanston, IL, April 22, 2018. [link to event]

“Revisiting Chéreau’s Bayreuth Centennial Ring Cycle Forty Years Later.” Invited Lecture at the Wagner Society of New York, New York, NY, December 4, 2016. [link to event]

“Myth, Revolution, and Nationalism in Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle.” Invited Lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN, March 17, 2016. [link to event]