Presentations and Readings

I have read conference papers or creative works at the following conferences or readings:

July 2017: Southern Writers Southern Writing Graduate Conference

Conference Paper: “The Loyal Opposition: Southern Unionism”
Short Story: “Down By The Riverside”

  • Read the above conference paper and short story during the Southern Writers Southern Writing Graduate Conference reading

April 2017: College Language Association Conference
Conference Paper: “The Mammy, The Sapphire, The Jezebel, and The Queen: The Portrayal of Women in Langston Hughes’s Not Without Laughter”

  • Presented the above conference paper during the College Language Association Conference’s Langston Hughes and The Crisis panel

November 2016: South Central Modern Language Association Conference
Conference Paper: “Orange as Omen in Alice Walker’s The Third Life of Grange Copeland

  • Presented the above conference paper during the South Central MLA Conference’s African American Literature IV panel

October 2016: Shaheen Symposium
Conference Paper: “To Be Young, Gifted, Black and Still Marginalized: The Othering of Fellow Others in the Black Arts Movement.”

  • Presented the above conference paper during the University of Memphis’s Shaheen Symposium

July 2016: Southern Writers Southern Writing Graduate Conference
Short Story: “Time”

  • Read the above short story during the Southern Writers Southern Writing Graduate Conference reading

April 2016: All the Pretty Words
Short Stories: “Graduation Day” and “Freedom, Mississippi”

  • Read the above short stories during the end of year MFA reading

April 2016: College Language Association Conference
Conference Paper: “Teaching Color Struck In A Color-Blind 21st Century”

  • Presented the above conference paper during the CLA Scholars Conference’s Zora Neale Hurston, the Wizard of Oz, and Conjuring Cultural Practices panel

October 2015: Cormac McCarthy Society Conference
Conference Paper: “The First Published Works of Cormac McCarthy”

  • Presented the above conference paper during the Special Session For First-Time Conference Presenters panel