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Book Review

Kelly, Casey Ryan. Apocalypse Man: The Death Drive and the Rhetoric of White Masculine Victimhood. The Ohio State University Press, (2020) in Rhetoric & Public Affairs (forthcoming).


“On Human Extinction” in The Routledge Handbook to Material Religion, ed., S. Brent Plate (London: Routledge, forthcoming 2023).                 


"Aeneas, Anthropocene, and Apocalypse, or, Aeneas in Space," in J. R. O’Neill, Adam Rigoni, eds., The Aeneid and the Modern World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vergil’s Epic in the 20th and 21st Centuries, Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies (Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, 2022) pp. 247-266.


“On Creating a Useable Future” in Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments, ed., Laura Macaluso (American Association for State and Local History: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019)



"A Brief Taxonomy of Confederate Monument Apologism”                                        

Monument Lab, <> (2018)


’Going Aboard? The NBWM Moby-Dick Marathon,” Harvard Magazine, November-December Issue (2015)


Foreshadowing Disaster, a Coming Storm,” Coriolis The Interdisciplinary Journal of Maritime Studiesl <>, Vol 1(2) (2011).

In Preparation


"The Artifice and Pseudoscience of De-Extinction" Configurations (2024); revised from my conference presentation at The Art and Science of Species Revival Symposium (Dec 2022).


"Gatsby in the Anthropocene" Fitzgerald Review; revised from my conference presentation at The 16th Annual Fitzgerald Society Conference (July 2023).

Conference Papers

Recent conference papers, with some recordings.

Nov 2023

"Gigaton: On The Measure of the End of the World" (poster)
Science, Technology, and Society Symposium

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen 


Jul 2023

“Euphemism in Environmental Discourse”
Symposium on Critical Thinking and General Education
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (香港中文大學)

Shatin, Hong Kong

July 2023

“The Valley of Ashes: Gatsby in the Anthropocene”
In Our Time: F. Scott Fitzgerald in the 21st Century
The 16th Annual Fitzgerald Society Conference

Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden

Feb 2023

“Prospecting Apocalypse: Survival Bunkers & Doomsday Preppers” (recorded)
After Earth? Religion and Technology on a Changing Planet

International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture Conference
Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

Dec 2022

“Killing Lazarus: On the Artifice and Pseudoscience of De-Extinction”                       

The Art and Science of Species Revival Symposium

Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity
University of York, United Kingdom

Mar 2022

“The Whole Earth Religion for the Few: The Faith of the Technophiles" (recorded)

Northeast Modern Language Association
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD

April 2021

“Bezos’ ‘Long Now’: The 10k Clock in Theory and Practice”

Center for Religion and the Human Colloquium
Indiana University, Bloomington IN

Nov 2020

“The Myth of the Golden Record”

Lecture for Alexander Rehding’s Gen Ed 1006: Music from Earth 
Harvard University, Cambridge

Jan 2020

“Hawthorne Online: The Digital Faun”

Panel: Hawthorne and the Digital Humanities 

Modern Language Association Conference

Seattle, WA

Jan 2020

“Confederate Future Monuments: Alt-Future, Alt-Right”

Panel: Confederate Monuments, Memory, and Memorial

Modern Language Association Conference

Seattle, WA

*Diverse: Issues on Higher Education published an article on our panel.

May 2019

“Huma Bhabha’s Time Warping Monumentality”                                                           

Invited Gallery Talk to accompany the upcoming exhibition They Live.
The Institute of Contemporary Art

Boston MA

Nov 2017

“Take Time, or, Grandpa Gernsback's Paradox” (recorded)

Lecture given in Professor Stephanie Burt’s ENG182: Science Fiction
Harvard University    

Cambridge MA                                                                                                                                  

May 2017

“The Future Monument” (recorded)

Harvard Horizons Symposium  
Harvard University

Cambridge MA

Nov 2017

“Setting the Ten Thousand Year Clock” 

Out of Time Conference
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
University of Arizona

Tempe AZ                                                                                                  

Jun 2017

“Vergil in Outer Space”                

The 9th Annual Beyond Humanism Conference
John Cabot University

Rome, Italy

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