Selected Invited Lectures, 1994-Present

"The Significance of the Frontier in American Culture after The Cold War" (roundtable). The USC/Huntington Library Institute on California and The West (ICW), an interdisciplinary symposium, "The Signfiicance of The Frontier in The Age of Transnational History," Huntington Library, February 25, 2012

"Developing an Interest in Quirky Little Things: Stegner in the College Classroom", Wallace Stegner Symposium, Quinney Law School, Salt Lake City, March 2009.

"Stegner’s Harvard and his Yale: Another Five Foot Shelf of Books," a conference celebrating Wallace Stegner on the centennial of his birth, Pt. Reyes Station, Ca., March, 2008.

"Situating Deadwood in a U.S. Literary Tradition." Lamar Center for the Study of the American West, Yale University, September 2006.

"Building an International West." Invited keynote address at "The American Literary West: First International Conference," Vitorio-Gasteiz, Spain, October 2005.

"Give Me Land, Lots of Land, under Starry Skies Above: Internment Camp Art in WWII," Symposium on "Space," Montana State University History Department, Bozeman, October 2004.

"Monopolizing The Virginian—or Railroading Wister," Utah Westerners, Salt Lake City, February, 2003.

"Euro-American Women’s Photography of Native North Americans" and "Japanese American Internment Camp Photography and Art," Montana State University, Bozeman, March, 2002.

"Photography in Western Women’s Memoirs." The Colorado Historical Society, February, 2001.

"Assumptions of Citizenship: Rereading the Yearbooks of Japanese Americans, 1941-45." University of Arizona, Tucson, April 2000.

"Internment Camp Art and Writing," American Studies Program, Purdue University, April, 1999.

"Mary Hallock Foote and Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose," University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, March, 1999.

"Gettin' Hitched in the West" and "Feminist Criticism of Western American Literature," University of Montana, Missoula, October 1996.

"Opening Windows Toward the Sea: Harmony and Reconciliation in American Women's Sea Literature," New England Maritime Museum Historical Conference, April, 1994.

Conference Presentations, 1980-2013:

Numerous conference presentations (at least two a year) at the Western Literature Association Conference, American Studies Association Conference, Regional American Studies conferences, National Women's Studies Association Conference, American Literature Association Conference, Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, and at many humanities venues and historical societies.