“Reconstituting Rhetorics through the Sensorium.”

Keynote at the Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, October 27, 2017.

“Sensory Rhetorics.”

Keynote at the Sixth Scandinavian Rhetoric Conference (NRKF6), Aarhus, Denmark. September 27, 2017.

“Rhetoric and Civic Life: A Case Study in Integrated Communication.”

Three-day workshop, Rhetoric Society of America Institute, Bloomington, IN, June 2017.

“Deliberative Imagination and Democratic Life.”

International Rhetoric Workshop Keynote Lecture, Uppsala, Sweden, August 18, 2016.

Workshop Session.

A three-session workshop on research in rhetoric. Four participants from three countries were assigned to my workshop. Uppsala, Sweden, August 18-20, 2016.

“Beast Fables, Deliberative Rhetoric, and the Progymnasmata.”

Gibson Lecture. Department of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, April 19, 2016.

“At the Feet of Rhetorica.”

Guest Lecturer for Agora (Colloquium). Department of Communication at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, January 22, 2016.

“The ‘Colors of Rhetoric’ and the Rhetorical Life of Sensation.”

Keynote Speaker for The Becker Memorial Conference. Department of Communication at University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, October 18, 2015.

“Aristotle and Animal Feeling.”

Guest Lecturer for “Humanities on the Edge,” an interdisciplinary speaker series at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, September 18, 2015.

“Bodies, Sensation, Feminism.”

Guest Lecturer for Feminist Rhetorical Research Conference, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, April 18, 2015.

“Rhetoric and Sensation.”

Five-day seminar, co-led with Vanessa Beasley (Vanderbilt University), Rhetoric Society of America Institute, Madison, Wisconsin, June 2015.

“Aristotle’s Animals: Rhetorical Theory, Sensation, and Zōa Politika.”

University of South Carolina, Department of English, September, 2014.

“Looking Beyond Belief: Paradoxical Encomia, Visual Inquiry, and the Nonhuman.”

Indiana University, Department of Communication and Culture’s Auer Lecture, March, 2014. 

“Looking Beyond Belief: Paradoxical Encomia, Visual Inquiry, and the Nonhuman.”

University of Georgia Department of Speech Communication Colloquium, April, 2013.

“Nonrational Rhetorics.”

Three-day workshop, co-led with Diane Davis (U of Texas), Rhetoric Society of America Institute, Boulder, Colorado, June 2011.

“An Episode in Evolution and Human Affairs: Kenneth Burke and Gesture-Speech Theory.”

Lecture for University of Kansas Honors Program Lecture Series at the Commons, March 2011.

“Rhetoric, History, Animality.”

University of Kansas, Department of Communication Colloquium, March 2011.

“Rhetoric, History, Animality.”

Temple University, Center for Humanities, March 2011.

“Rhetoric’s Beasts.”

University of Pittsburgh Department of Communication Agora, January 2011.

“A Conversation with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.”

Interview in front of a live audience. Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, Illinois, November 2010.

“Rhetoric and Sports in the Ancient World.”

Plenary speaker. Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, Illinois, November 2010.

“Bestial Rhetorics: Kenneth Burke on the Question of the Animal.”

Colloquium talk cosponsored by the Department of English and the Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin, October 2009.

“History Matters: Materials and Methods for Scholarship in the History of Rhetoric.”

Three-day workshop, co-led with Richard Graff (U of Minnesota), Rhetoric Society of America Institute, State College, Pennsylvania, June 2009.

“Burke’s Bodies.”

Robert Gunderson Forum in Rhetoric and Public Culture. Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University, October 2008.

“Argument In Utramque Partem: The Pros and Cons of Teaching Pros and Cons.”

Day-long interdisciplinary faculty seminar. University of Puget Sound, May 2008.

“The Idea of Body Biography.”

University of Missouri, English Department Colloquium, April 2008.

“Kenneth Burke and the Idea of Body Biography.”

English Department, University of Maryland, March 2008.

“Kenneth Burke, Transdisciplinarity, and the Body.”

Speech Communication Colloquium, University of Georgia. Funded by The Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts, March 2007.

“How Dramatism Lost Its Body.”

English Department. Hutton Multidisciplinary Lecture Series, Purdue University, October 2006.

“At the Edges of Language: Kenneth Burke and the Mystical Moderns.”

Plenary Speaker, The Joint meeting of the Kenneth Burke Society and the Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, July 2005.

“Listening for Bodies: Toward a Corporeal History of Rhetoric”

Language and Rhetorical Studies Special Interest Group, University of Michigan, March 2005