Talks & Presentations
Expert Speaker: Asylum Seekers in Hotels in England for BBC North.
Keynote Speaker: "About Home," for The Berlin Institute of Critical Inquiry, Symposium on Migration, May 2022.
Invited Speaker: "Bringing Migration To Musuems" for Migration in Musuems Conference, National Musuem of Scotland, December 2021.
Invited Speaker: "On Home," for Durham University's "Inventions of the Text" series, June 2021.
"Home is where the Wara'k Anab is: The Palestinain Poetics of Cooking as Home-making," At Home in Empire: Colonial Experiences of Intimacy and Mobility, March 2021.
A Home Away from Home | BBC "Sunday Morning Live" Segment showcasing Being Human Festival. November 15, 2020 (starts near 45 minute mark)
"It's not about the Statue" | BBC1 Segment on the Haneen Project. October 2020.
BBC London Segment on the Haneen Project | August 2020.
Talking about New York Poetry | 2020 with Rona Cran. Interviewed by Will Carroll, Podcast for USSO
Interview with BBC Berkshire Radio | August 2020, on the Haneen Project.
The Class Blog, English Shared Futures,Teaching Online, virtual event, July 2020.
How to... Make Arabic Coffee, Tutorial and Talk, commissioned by the British Academy for their Virtual Summer Showcase, June 2020.
Poetry and our Troubled World, Poetry Reading commissioned by the British Academy for their Virtual Summer Showcase, June 2020.
“We lived in many houses”: The Perpetuity of Displacement, on "Refugee Narratives" panel at English Shared Futures Conference, Manchester, June 2020. (Covid Canceled)
Re: Getting in Touch: The Inbox as Archive, British Association of American Studies Annual Conference, 2020. (Covid postponed)
Refugee Gardening as Resistance, Forced Migration Conference, University of Stirling, 2019.
“My Brain is Shaped like Manhattan Island,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference,
Georgetown University, 2019.
"Heaven is Green": Refugee Gardens, Invited Talk for Centre for Cultural Ecologies, Durham University, 2019.
New Work on the New York School, Symposium Co-organizer with Dr Rona Cran, Birmingham University, 2018.
Women of the Camps, St. Chad's College, Durham University, 2018.
Invited Speaker: Refugee Homes, OWL TV PJHR Talkshow, 2017.
Invited Speaker: The Poetry of Small Houses, and Tents: Duke University English Department, 2016.
Majorly Marginal: Joe Brainard's Influence, The Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture since 1900. 2017.
Syrian Refugee Tents, Peace Justice and Human Rights Colloquium, FAU, 2017.
Frank O’Hara’s Forms of Love, LOVE, New York Metropolitan Studies Association, New York. 2016.
Whose Digital Humanities? American Literature Association, Boston. 2015.
A Poetry of Collage, American Culture Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. 2015.
Hypertextual Intertextuality, Teaching with Technology Symposium, Florida Atlantic University. 2015.
New York School Organics, American Poetry Symposium, ALA, Georgia. 2014.
Joe Brainard’s Collage Poetics, The Poetics of Collage, Centre for Creative Collaboration, London. 2014.
Invited Speaker: Of Mimicry & Men, Peerless Women’s Network, Public Lecture. Brasenose, Oxford. 2014.
A Doubt Embodied, T.S. Eliot’s Religion, Philosophy & Myth, Leicester. 2013.
Ron Padgett’s Inner-Outer Space Dilemma, Space: From Theory to Practice, Birkbeck, University of London.
Spaces of New York School Poetry, Spatial Perspectives, Oxford. 2012.
Berrigan’s Stanzas, Architecture & Poetry, Courtland Institute, London. 2011.
"Bring me Red Demented Rooms” NeMLA, Rutgers University, NJ. 2011.
Architecting Poetry, Cognitive Poetics, Princeton. 2011.
“All I Want is a Room Up There:" Frank O’Hara, Cosmopoetics, University of Durham, UK. 2010.
Crowded New York Poetry, American Literature Association, San Francisco, CA. 2010.
"The Houses are All Gone:" Eliot Spaces, Utopian Spaces, Oxford. 2009.
“…She is Clumsy in Places:" Alice Notley, New Clear Forms, Glasgow. 2009.
New York School Studies Association: Annual Meeting
Dr Rona Cran and I will be co-organizing what hopes to be the inagrual meeting of the New York School Studies Association. It will be hosted by Olivier Brossard, in Paris. This event has been postponed until 2021, and further up to date information available on the project site.
Making Home Away: Symposium (Covid Canceled--> Journal)
Alongside co-investigators Professor Vicki Squire and Professor Suzan Ilcan, I am co-investigating a one day symposium on migration, with an attention to what it means to make home, away, at the University of Reading on June 12, 2020.
We have had to delay this event due to emerging situations, and its work will be collated instead within various outputs. More information will be available on our digital archive, "Making Home Away" to be launched in June, 2020.