A mostly up-to-date list of talks and presentations

 

• Keynote speaker, J. Frank Dobie Lecture Series on J. Frank Dobie, Coastal Bend College, October 2015.

• "A conversation on Dallas 1963." Friends of the Hillsboro Library, October 2015.

• "The Crossings: Cormac McCarthy on the Trail of J. Frank Dobie." Western Literature Association, Reno, NV October 2015.

• “Dallas in the Kennedy Years.” Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, December 2014.

• “The Brave Bulls Collide: J. Frank Dobie and Tom Lea.” Museum of the Big Bend, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas. October 2014.

• “Dallas 1963,” San Antonio Book Festival, April 2014.

• “Dallas 1963: Did the Tea Party Do It?” Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association annual conference, February, 2014.

• Panel discussion on the Kennedy Assassination, Miami Book Fair International, November 2013.

• “A conversation on Dallas 1963,” CSPAN book tent, Texas Book Festival, October, 2013.

• “Mining Dobie’s Mexico: A folklorist’s influence on Cormac McCarthy and Edwin “Bud” Shrake. Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association annual conference, February, 2013.

• “Seeking Social Justice: The Literature of Dallas 1963.” Western Literature Association, Lubbock, TX. November 2012.

• “Women Writers of Texas: How the Men Got Everything Wrong,” Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Texas Region, San Marcos, TX. February 25, 2012.

• “Texas Literature, the First 470 Years (Give or Take a Few Days),” Philosophical Society of Texas, Dallas, TX. February 4, 2012. Printed by Humanities Texas in its May 2012 newsletter

• “Inventing the Sixties: The Atomic Bomb and the Texas Counterculture as Seen in Bud Shrake's But Not for Love,” Western Literature Association, Missoula, MT. October 6, 2011.

• Conference Presentation: “J. Frank Dobie: A Liberated Mind,” Texas Folklore Society Annual Meeting, San Marcos, TX. April 22, 2011.

• Sponsored talk on J. Frank Dobie. Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX. February 5, 2011

• Sponsored talk: “Cabeza de Vaca and Early Texas History.” Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria, TX. January 27, 2011.

• Sponsored talk on J. Frank Dobie. Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria, TX. November 4, 2010.

• Sponsored talk on J. Frank Dobie. University of Texas at Arlington, Friends of the Library. September 17, 2010.

• Invited talk on J. Frank Dobie. New Braunfels Public Library. August 11, 2010

• Conference Presentation: “The FBI's Secret Investigation of J. Frank Dobie,” Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association annual conference, February 10, 2010.

• Two Texas Firebrands: J. Frank Dobie and Molly Ivins: Discussion with Bill Minutaglio at the Texas Book Festival, October 16, 2009.

• Conference Presentation: “Not Your Grandfather’s Racist: J. Frank Dobie and the Emergence of the Multicultural West.” Western Literature Association annual conference. Spearfish, SD. October 2, 2009.

• Keynote speaker, American Studies Association of Texas Annual Conference, November 14, 2008.


• Conference Presentation: “Strange Peaches: Dallas 1963 and the Making of a Great American Novel,” Western Literature Association annual conference, Boulder, CO, October 3, 2008.

• Moderator: “Writing the Line,” with Sarah Bird, Elizabeth Crook, and Stephen Harrigan. November 9, 2006. Southwestern Writers Collection.

• Conference Presentation: “Eros in Dobie Country: The Undiscovered Archives,” Western Literature Association annual conference, Boise, ID, October 28, 2006.

• Conference Presentation: “Dagoberto Gilb vs. Texas Monthly: What Really Happened?” Paper presented to the SW/Texas Popular Culture Association annual conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 9, 2006.

• Moderator: “Courage at the Typewriter,” with Beverly Lowry, Celia Morris, and Benjamin Alire Sáenz. November 10, 2005. Southwestern Writers Collection.

• Chair, “The Texas Literary Scene in the Late Twentieth Century, Texas State Historical Association Conference. Fort Worth, Texas, March 3, 2005.

• Panel Discussion: Texas Book Festival, moderated by Sarah Bird. October 31, 2004.

• Conference Presentation: “Texas Literary Outlaws.” Paper presented to the SW/Texas Popular Culture Association annual conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 9, 2004.

• Conference Presentation: “Absurdism in the Southwest: Edwin Shrake's Blessed McGill.” Paper presented to the SW/Texas Popular Culture Association annual conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 13, 2003.

• “Pigskin Lit: Sportswriting’s Influence on Texas Literature.” Presented to the SW/Texas Popular Culture Association annual conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 9, 2002.

• Presentation: “Texas Literature: Hell on Women and Horses?” “Herstory” luncheon series, Texas State University. April 2, 2001.

• Panelist: Symposium on Texas Music and Culture. Philosophy Dialogue Series, Texas State University. March 21, 2001.

• “Dallas 1963: The JFK Assassination and Its Impact on Texas Writers.” Presented to the SW/Texas Popular Culture Association annual conference, Albuquerque, NM, March. 10, 2001.

• Panelist: “Care and Feeding of Archives,” Texas Association of Museums annual conference, April 2000.

• “Billy Lee Brammer and the Emerging Texas Counterculture.” Presented to the SW/Texas Popular Culture Association annual conference, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 12, 2000.

• “Screenwriters’ Archives and what They Tell Us About the Film Industry.” Presented to the Austin Screenwriters’ League, Texas State University-San Marcos, Jan 24, 1999.

• “South Texas in Literature, History, and Music.” Presented to Elderhostel group, Texas State University-San Marcos, Feb. 20, 1998.

• “A Multicultural Tour of Texas Music.” Presented to Southwestern Studies Seminar, Texas State University-San Marcos. San Marcos, TX, April 27, 1997.

• “Texas History as Expressed in its Literature.” Presented to Elderhostel group, Texas State University-San Marcos, Feb. 9, 1997.

• “Américo Paredes’ George Washington Gómez: The Novel as History.” Presented to the Conference on the Emerging Literature of the Borderlands. El Paso, TX, Oct. 30, 1995.

• “So Dry the Cows were giving Evaporated Milk: Southwestern Weather in Folklore, Fact, and Fiction.” Presented to the SW/Texas Popular Culture Association annual conference. Stillwater, OK, Feb. 9, 1995.