Saving all her Love for Glory: Juxtaposing Human Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Novel. New Voices International Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta (April 2006)

The Soluble Woman: Images of Ophelia in Jane Austen. New Directions in Feminist Scholarship, Clark University, Worcester (March 2006)

Talking Orange: Rene Magritte and Derridian Theories on Reality. Sigma Tau Delta Conference, Boise ID (May 2002)

Breaking Bread: short fiction.8th Annual Undergraduate Conference, Boston MA (May 2001)After-Birth: short fiction. 7th Annual Undergraduate Conference, Boston MA (May 2000)


Sexing the Zombie: The Changing Body of a Timeless, Global Fixation, Invited Talk, Academic Speaker Series, Landmark College (2015)

Sexing the Zombie, Interview, WKVT Radio (2015)

Finding the Balance between Theory and Action
. Invited Talk. English Department Spring Gathering, Westfield State College (May 2007)


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A Contemporary Allegory: Two Apache Sisters

Dina Polizzi’s first novella Two Apache Sisters and a Texas Gigolo was on my read-list for awhile, not only because Polizzi is my friend and neighbor but due to its marriage of magic, tarot, and its esoteric nature, which all interest me.

Two Apache Sisters struck me immediately as an allegory — the caliber that I haven’t experienced, really, since Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” — due to its penchant for placing big-motif meaning in occult-shaded trinkets and persons. There’s the coin, the many bags and satchels, the star, the green fairy, a shell, an arrowhead, a water bottle, salt, and even the Oriental man who recites philosophical tag lines — each in their own time.
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