Presentations

2018

Round Table: “Bracebridge and Beyond: Christmas Traditions in American Literature.” Organized by the Washington Irving Society. ALA (American Literature Association) in San Francisco, 25 May 2018. Moderator: Tracy Hoffman, Baylor University. Panel: Brian Garcia, Long Beach City College; Mary Higbie, Irving Heritage Society; Matthew Redmond, Stanford University; Judith Richardson, Stanford University

2017

Panel: “Perspectives on Washington Irving.” Organized by the Washington Irving Society. ALA (American Literature Association) in Boston, 26 May 2017. Chair: Steven Petersheim, Indiana University East. “Washington Irving’s Literary Ecology,” Sean Keck, Bryant University; “Irving’s History of New York,” Joseph J. Letter, University of Tampa; and “Temperance in ‘Rip Van Winkle,’” Tracy Hoffman, Baylor University

2016

Panel: “Organic Washington Irving.” Organized by the Washington Irving Society. ALA (American Literature Association) in San Francisco, 27 May 2016. Chair: Rachel Payne, Independent Scholar. “Irving’s Global America,” Jeffrey Scraba, The University of Memphis; “A Compostable Past: Irving, Agricultural Reform, and Literary Renewal,” Ryan McWilliams, University of California, Berkeley; “Cadijah and the Desire for Female Power in Salmagundi and Mahomet,” Tracy Hoffman, Baylor University

2015

Panel: “Digital Irving.” Organized by the Washington Irving Society. ALA (American Literature Association) in Boston, 22 May 2015. Chair: Rachel Payne, Independent Scholar. “Irving and His Narrators: Using Quantitative Methods to Study Authorship and Style,” Nigel Lepianka, Texas A&M University; “Hanging Out with Washington Irving via Google Hangout,” John Dennis Anderson, Emerson College; and “Visualizing Digital Irving,” Tracy Hoffman, Baylor University

2014

Panel: “A Literary Conversation with Washington Irving.” Organized by the Washington Irving Society. ALA (American Literature Association) in Washington, D.C., 23 May 2014. John Dennis Anderson, associate professor of Communication Studies at Emerson College, will perform a monologue in character and then answer questions, first in character and then out of character. Anderson is a performance studies scholar who focuses his research on narrative theory and performance. He is the author of The Student Companion to William Faulkner. In addition to publishing articles in Text and Performance Quarterly, he has served as Book Review Co-Editor for the journal. He performs nationally in his one-person shows as authors Henry James, William Faulkner, Washington Irving, Lynn Riggs, and Robert Frost. He has received grants to present humanities programs on early America, the Civil War, the 1930s, and the Centennial of Oklahoma statehood. He is a former Chair of the Honors Program at Emerson for ten years.

Panel: “Washington Irving and Islam.” Organized by the Washington Irving Society. ALA (American Literature Association) in Washington, D.C., 23 May 2014. Chair: Chris Apap, Oakland University. “Washington Irving’s Mahomet and the Imperial Biography,” Zubeda Jalalzai, Rhode Island College; “Connecting Irving to the Other: Using Tales of the Alhambra and Mahomet and His Successors as Cultural Analytics,” Geoffrey Clegg, Texas A&M University-Commerce; and “Recording Saints’ Lives and Muhammad’s Biography,” Rachel Payne, Independent Scholar

2013

Panel: “Sketching Authority: The Sketch and the Figure of the Author.” Organized by the Washington Irving Society. ALA (American Literature Association) in Boston, 24 May 2013. Chair: Tracy Hoffman, Baylor University. “Washington Irving’s Sketch of Shakespeare’s Birthplace, and Its Impact on Preservation,” Melanie Hall, Boston University; “Writing and the History of Attraction: Literary Memory and Tourism at Hawthorne’s Old Manse,” Kristi L. Martin, Boston University; ” ‘The Stout Gentleman’: The Sketch as Transatlantic Dialogue,” Jeffrey Scraba, University of Memphis; and “Sketching the Ghosts of Newstead Abbey,” Halina Adams, University of Delaware

2012

Panel: “Washington Irving and the Sketch.” Organized by the Washington Irving Society. ALA (American Literature Association) in San Francisco, 25 May 2012. Chair: Tracy Hoffman, Baylor University. “Mockery, Mimicry, and Mutability: National Character and Literary Tradition in The History of New York and The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon,” Brian J. Garcia, University of California, Irvine; “Gothic Empire: Imperial Catholicism and the Limits of the Sketch in Irving’s The Alhambra,” AnaMaria Seglie, Rice University; and “Going Dutch: Washington Irving and the Dutch-American Memory Machine,” Michael Soto, Trinity University

2011

Panel: “New Approaches to Teaching Washington Irving.” Organized by the Washington Irving Society. ALA (American Literature Association) in Boston, 26 May 2011. Chair: Tracy Hoffman, Baylor University.  “Salmagundi and Early National Print Culture,” Laurel Hankins, Tufts University; “Unearthing the Past: Teaching Irving’s ‘The Money Diggers’ in the Undergraduate Curriculum,” Mary Anne Lutz, Frostburg State University; “Navigating the ‘Global Turn’ with Irving’s Columbus and the Historical Romance,” Lindsay DiCuirci, The University of Michigan; and “Washington Irving’s Washington,” Patricia Roylance, Syracuse University

2010

Panel: “Washington Irving and the American Imagination.” Organized by the Washington Irving Society. ALA (American Literature Association) in San Francisco, 28 May 2010. Chair: Chris Apap, Oakland University. “Washington Irving: A New Yorker’s View of the World,” Judith Richardson, Stanford University; “Writing Against Writing: Washington Irving and the (Im)possibility of a Shared Text,” John Schlueter, Truman College; “Eyeing Washington Irving: Eros and The Sketch Book of John Quidor, Painter,” Peter Betjemann, Oregon State University; and “Irving’s Final Reflections in Five Volumes: The Life of George Washington,” Tracy Hoffman, Baylor University

Panel: “Washington Irving and the West.” Organized by the Washington Irving Society. ALA (American Literature Association) in San Francisco, 28 May 2010. Chair: Tracy Hoffman, Baylor University.  “Translating the Frontier in Washington Irving’s A Tour on the Prairies,” Jeffrey Scraba, University of Memphis; “Alone in the ‘Great American Desert’: Irving’s Western Imagination,” Chris Apap, Oakland University; and “Oriental Folk Tales in the Western Imagination: Washington Irving and the Occidental Self-Identity,” Martyn Oliver, The George Washington University

2009

Round Table: “Washington Irving’s Old Haunts and New Trajectories.” Organized by the Washington Irving Society. ALA (American Literature Association) in Boston, 21 May 2009. Moderator: Tracy Hoffman, Baylor University. Panel: John Dennis Anderson, Emerson College; Peter Antelyes, Vassar College; Chris Apap, University of Michigan; Ben Fisher, University of Mississippi; Jeffrey Insko, Oakland University; and Patricia Roylance, Syracuse University

Panel: “Washington Irving: Perspectives from Home and Abroad.” Organized by the Washington Irving Society. ALA (American Literature Association) in Boston, 23 May 2009. Chair: Chris Apap, University of Michigan.  “Foreign Land: Ethnic Alienation in Irving’s History of New York,” Patricia Roylance, Syracuse University; “Narrative Economy and ‘The Money Diggers’,” Joe Conway, Washington University; “Irving’s Visit to the Alhambra: Re-imagining Spain for a Postcolonial/Imperial America,” Katherine Evans, Kings College London; and “Linguistic Patriotism: A Tour on the Prairies and American Indian Philology,” Korey Jackson, University of Michigan

Tracy Hoffman. “Washington Irving’s ‘The Bermudas’ and ‘The Widow and Her Son’: Portraying George Somers via Jourdain’s Discovery of the Bermudas and Purchas’ His Pilgrimes” presented at SEA (Society of Early Americanists) in Hamilton, Bermuda, 2 March 2009

Tracy Hoffman, “Founding Fathers: George Washington, Washington Irving, and Mohammad” presented at SCMLA (South Central Modern Language Association) in Baton Rouge, 30 October 2009

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