Talks

  • “Zen Encounter Dialogues as Utopian Narrative: The Ideal World of the Song Dynasty Record of Linji.” Buddhist Philosophy Unit, annual conference of the American Academy of Religion (AAR). Boston, MA. Forthcoming November 18-21, 2017. Abstract
  • “Koan and Murder: Janwillem van de Wetering’s detective novels and the representation of Zen Buddhism.” Lunchtime Conversation Series, Department of Religious Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC. April 12-13, 2017. Abstract
  • “D.T. Suzuki’s Influence on Monastic Memoirs.” At “Reflections on DT Suzuki.” Conference organized by the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken). Kyoto, Japan. Forthcoming 3-10 December 2016. Abstract
  • “An Environmental Utopia: Black Mirror and the ‘Trouble with Wilderness.’” At “Climate Change: Views from the Humanities.” Conference of the Environmental Humanities Institute (EHI). Santa Barbara, CA. May 3-24.
  • “‘Mountains, rivers, and the whole earth:’ Gender, Lineage, and the Performance of Chan Buddhist Encounter Dialogue.” “Scripture as Literature” Panel, annual conference of the Modern Languages Association (MLA). Austin, TX. 7-10 January 2016. Abstract.
  • “‘Mountains, rivers, and the whole earth:’ Gender, Lineage, and the Performance of Chan Buddhist Encounter Dialogue.” “Scripture as Literature Panel, annual conference of the Modern Languages Association (MLA). Austin, TX. Forthcoming 7-10 January 2016. Abstract
  • “Monks Encountering Samurai: Zen Buddhism and Imperialism in Eiji Yoshikawa’s Musashi.” At “Rising Asia” panel, annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). Seattle, WA. 26-29 March 2015 Abstract
  • “The Song of Stones: Indigenous Speech in the work of David Abram.” Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Forum on Environmental Change. El Colegio de la Frontera, Tijuana, Mexico. June 3, 2014.
  • “Visions of Linji: Encounter Dialogue and the Song Sinification of Buddhism.” At “Buddhist Meditation: History, Culture, Development, Science.” University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. February 28-March 2, 2014.
  • “Walking with Monks.” At “High Impact Practices: An Experiential Learning Conference.” UCSD. 31 January 2014.
  • “Visions of Linji: Encounter Dialogue and Religious Authority.” At “Network and Identity: Exchange Relations Between China and the World”. Ghent University, Belgium. 18-20 December 2013.
  • “‘The First Tasting of a Narcosis’: Translating Jacques Derrida’s Cosmopolites de tous les pays, encore un effort!” At Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). New Orleans, LA. 1-4 April 2010. Abstract
  • “‘Het geweeste wou er blijvend zijn’: De hervertelling van verleden en heden in het recente oeuvre van Jacques Hamelink.” At “Workshop Vers en Verhaal: Narratiewe strukture en tegnieke in lyriese poëzie.” Northwestern University, Potchefstroom. South Africa. 2-4 July 2009. Abstract
  •  “‘The Monosyllabicness of the Cuckoo’: Jacques Hamelink and the Past.” CLCS Colloquium Series 2008-2009. SBU. September 22, 2008.
  • “‘Patterned Lute’ or ‘Ornamented Zither’? An Interpretation of Jacques Hamelink’s Kinksteen van Ch’in”. At “ ‘Currency’: Fourth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Symposium”. Princeton, NJ. April 26, 2008. Abstract