"Mapping Cosmopolitanism," at Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Puerto Rico, October 2013.
“Descartes's Philosophical Fictions,” Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, UC Berkeley, April 2013.
“How We Invented the World: Mapping the Globe from the Renaissance to Google Earth,” Global Studies College Faculty Lecture, Stony Brook University, February 2013.
“The Infinite Spaces of Descartes’s World,” Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University, February 2013.
“Worldmaking in Early Modern Europe: Mercator, Montaigne, Milton,” Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Colloquium, Brown University, Providence, RI, November 2012.
“Cosmopoesis: A Literary History of Mercator’s Atlas,” John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI, October 2012
“Making Connections,” President’s Lunch, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Fort Worth, TX, October 2011.
“Renaissance and Revolution: Cartography in the Early Modern World,” Smith College, October 2011.
“Cartesian Romance and the Making of the World,” Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Faculty-Student Collquium, Humanities Institute, Stony Brook University, November 2010.
“The Mortal World of Montaigne’s Essais,” Romancing The Text: Renaissance Translation and the Question of Genre, Barnard College, December 2009.
“Worldmaking and the Project of Modernity,” Department of Comparative Literature, New York University, November 2009.
Selected Conferences and Symposia
“The Return of the Giants: Challenging Political Order in the New World,” Renaissance Society of America, San Diego, CA, April 2013.
“Montaigne’s Italy: Anti-Italianism and the Alterity of Torquato Tasso,” at conference on “Italy from Without,” Stony Brook University, NY, October 2011.
“Prophecy and Cosmic Translation in Montaigne’s Essais,” Conference on The Global Dimensions of European Knowledge, London, June 2011.
“Sequencing the Lyric: Defining a Collective Form in the Renaissance,” Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Montreal, Canada, October 2010.
“Mapping Origins: The Cosmographic Scope of Indian Genealogies,” Conference on Early American Borderlands, St Augustine, FL, May 2010.
“Imagination as Instrument: Speculation and Knowledge in Descartes’s Le Monde,” American Comparative Literature Association, New Orleans, April 2010.
“Forgotten Science: Natural Philosophy in the Northumberland Circle and the Elizabethan Court,” North American Conference on British Studies, Louisville, KY, November 2009.
“Atomic-Biography: Materialism, Modernity and Selfhood,” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Dallas, October 2009.
“World-Making and its Discontents: Mercator’s Atlas and Hexameral Cartography,” Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, May 2009.
“Scythians in the New World: European Genealogies of the Amerindian,” Society for Early Americanists, Hamilton, Bermuda, March 2009.
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