I teach and do research on literature, film and new media at the University
of Amsterdam, and I am a contributing member of Amsterdam University College
where I served as Head of Studies for the Humanities from 2008-2010. My research
focuses on literature, film, painting and new media, which I approach from an
economic perspective. I have recently co-edited a collection of essays entitled
"Neo-Victorianism and Feminism: New Approaches"
(http://www.neovictorianstudies.com/contents.htm) with Tara MacDonald and, in
2010, I co-edited The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature:
Critical Essays on the Form, with Dan Hassler-Forest. I am currently
writing a book on the entertainment industries in Hollywood and Las Vegas, and I
continue o publish on gambling, addiction, and finance in various cultural
I am currently supervising a number of M.A. and B.A. theses and serve on a number of Ph.D. committees. I invite students looking for a thesis supervisor at the level of Ph.D., M.A. or B.A. to contact me, and particularly students working on film, literature and new media. I am equally interested supervising theses that address the intersection of film, literature and/or new media with topics such as finance, gambling, money, play and serialization, as well as any other topic listed among my publications and conference lectures.
My most recent Ph.D. supervisees are:
Thijs van den Berg
A History of Our Connected Future: Communication Networks in Dystopian Science Fiction.(Preliminary)
Sum of all Human Knowledge: Wikipedia and the Encyclopedic Urge
Most Recent Publications:
“Like Pocahontas on Drugs: Avatar and Adaptation.” Interfaces: Image, Texte, Language. Special issue: “Expanding Adaptations.” Eds. Hudelet, Ariane and Shannon Wells-Lassagne. Volume 34, 2013: 103-113.
“Bad Economics: Hard Cash/Soft Culture.” Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry. Special issue: “Death and Dying.” Ed. Cynthia Johnson. Vol. 11, No. 2, 2013, pp. 11-24: http://crow.kozminski.edu.pl/journal/index.php/tamara/article/viewFile/321/301
“Adaptation or Something Like It: Karl Reiz’s Gambler”. Conference proceedings, The Silk Road of Adaptation. Ed. Laurence Raw. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013: 64-78.
“White Lies, Noir Lighting, Dark Others.” From the Blank Page to the Silver Screen: Film Adaptation in the English-Speaking World. Ed. Hudelet, Ariane and Shannon Wells-Lassagne. Jefferson: McFarland, 2013: 87-100.
“Red Lights and Legitimate Trade: Paying for Sex in the Branded City.” Paris-Amsterdam Underground: Essays on Cultural Resistance, Subversion,and Diversion. Ed. Christoph Lindner and Andrew Hussey. Amsterdam University Press, 2013: 133-145.
“Romance and Commerce: Imagining Global Amsterdam in the Contemporary Historical Novel.” (With Erinc Salor). Imagining Global Amsterdam: History, Culture, and Geography in a World City. Ed. Marco de Waard. Amsterdam University Press, 2012: 83-101.
“Regulating Virtual Subjects: Finance, Fun and Games.” Journal of Cultural Economy. Special issue: Financial Subjects: Culture and Materiality. Ed. Langley, Paul and Andrew Leyshon. Volume 5, No. 4, 2012: 441-456: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17530350.2012.702121
“Playbour, Farming and Leisure.” Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization. Vol. 11, No. 4, 2011: 357-368: http://www.ephemerajournal.org/sites/default/files/11-4goggin.pdf
"007 Does Vegas: The Diamond Standard and the Experience Economy." The Culturesof James Bond . Eds. Frenk, Joachim and Christian Krug, Trier: Wissenschaflicher Verlag Trier, 2011: 65-81.
"Qu'est qu'on réadapte? Ocean's Eleven et l'esthétique de la finance". De la page blanche aux salles obscures: Adaptation et réadaption dans le monde Anglophone. Trans. Ariane Hudelet. Ed. Hudelet, Ariane and Shannon Wells-Lassagne. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2011: 49-59.
"Of Gutters and Guttersnipes: Hogarth's Legacy". The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form. Ed. Joyce Goggin and Dan Hassler-Forest. Jefferson: McFarland, 2010: 5-25.
"From Remake to Sequel: Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Twelve ". Second Takes: Approaches to the Film Sequel . Jess-Cooke, Caroline and Constantine Verevis Eds. State University of New York Press, 2010: 105-121.
"'Nigella's deep-frying a Snickers Bar!': Addiction as a Social Construct in Gilmore Girls ". Screwball Television: Critical Perspectiveson Gilmore Girls . Eds. Diffrient, David Scott and David Lavery. Syracuse : Syracuse UP, 2010: 257-283.
"It Just Keeps Getting Bigger: Bond and the Political Economy of Huge" (co-author René Glas). James Bond and Casino Royale: Revisioning 007 . Ed. Christoph Lindner. London : Wallflower Press, 2010.
"A Body Hermeneutic?: Corpus Simsi or Reading Like a Sim". The Hand of the Interpreter:Essays on Meaning after Theory . Mitrano, G.F. and Eric Jarosinski Eds. Bern: Peter Lang, 2008: 205-223.
"Gaming/Gambling: Addiction and the VideogameExperience". The Pleasures of Computer Gaming . Ed. Swalwell,Melanie and Jason Wilson. Jefferson and London: McFarland & Company, 2008: 33-52.
" Playbour, Farming and Leisure." Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization . Vol. 11, No. 4, 2011 .
"Neuromancer and the Question of Architectural Space". Creative Forum . Vol. 24, No. 1-2, 2011: 27-43.
"Therapeutic Gaming and 9/11." Cultural Productions of 9/11. Special issue of Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture. Vol. 11: 2, 2011.
"Fantasy and Finance: What Play Money Does in Game Worlds". The Computer Culture Reader . Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009: 125-137.
"Casinos and Sure Bets: Ocean's Eleven and Cinematic Money". Money and Culture. Bern: Peter Lang,2008: 285-297.
"Jane Austen Reloaded: Portraits and Adaptations". Persuasions On-Line . 2007.
"Corpus Simsi: Or Can a Body Tell a Story?". Public 34 , December, 2006: 110-114.
"Modernity and Mind: Addicted to Play". Gaming Realities: A Challenge for Digital Culture . Ed. Manthos Santorineos. Athens:FOURNOS Centre for Digital Culture, 2006: 46-55.
"Architectural Space, Cyber Bodies and theLiterary Text: A Voyage through Neuromancer". Essenses , Vol. 13: 1, 2006: 5-23.
"The Playing Card's Progress: A Brief History", in The Games Reader, 2006
"Dire Straits: Paul Auster's The Music of Chance and Economic Loss". Critical Studies: Metaphors of Economy, 2005, Vol. 25: 125 - 134.
"Metaphor and Madness: Stacking the Deck on Iraq". Bad Subjects, March 2005.
"Stacking the Deck on Iraq: Playing Cards as Generative Metaphor". Literary Research/Recherche littéraire, 2004. Vol. 21: 231-239.
"VANIADA : Cousinage-dangereux-voisinage adage". The Oxford Literary Review . Vol. 25, 2004: 179-198.
"World of Warcraft" (Review of Hoskins, Andrew and Ben O'Loughlin. War and Media: The Emergence of Diffused War , Polity Press: Cambridge, 2010). Radical Philosophy: A Journal of Socialist and Feminist Philosophy, March/April, 2011, pp. 53-54.
"Joyce Goggin herleest Huizinga", Nieuwsbrief Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen, Vol. 121, (2009), 6.
"'Liefde doet veel, maar geld doet alles': over literatuur en geld". Parmentier - Literair tijdschrijft, 18-3, 2009: 29-36.
"Reading and Watching: Literature and Games". Reading and Watching: What Does theWritten Word Have that Images Don't . Amsterdam:Stichting Lezen, 2009: 79-93.
"Excess and the Aesthetics of Finance", Business Guide to Switzerland . No. 4, July/August 2007: 60-63.
Conference Report: "From the Blank Page to the Silver Screen: Re-adaptation". Scope: An Online Journal of Film and TV Studies, June, 2007.
" The Dark Knight: Free-Play, Counter-Playand the Manufactured Middle". Counter-Play . Ed. JackPost. Amsterdam: AUP, forthcoming.
"Of Gutters and Guttersnipes: Hogarth's Legacy". Out of the Gutter: Reading Comic Books and Graphic Novels . Ed. Joyce Goggin andDan Hassler-Forest. McFarland, forthcoming.
"My Future's so Bright, I'm already Dead". Ed. Thomas Bay. Tamara Journal for Critical OrganizationInquiry . Forthcoming.
"Bad Economics: Hard Cash/Soft Culture". Cultural Studies . Special issue, Bad Economics. Ed. Mark Haywood. Under review.
"Charles Williams and the Metaphysics of Otherness". Tarot in Culture . Ed. Emily Auger. Edwin Mellen Press, Forthcoming.
"Being Past and Passing: From Heathcliff to Oberon and Back". Fleshing Out: Racial Passing from Text to Film .
The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form . Ed. Goggin, Joyce and Dan Hassler-Forest. Jefferson : McFarland, 2010, pp. 235.
Travelling Concepts II: Meaning, Frame and Metaphor. Co-editor Michael Burke. Amsterdam: ASCA Press, March 2002, pp. 416.
TravellingConcepts I: Text, Subjectivity, Hybridity . Co-editor Sonja Neef. Amsterdam: ASCA Press, March 2001, pp. 259.
"Early Cinema as a Challenge to Film History" ("Le cinéma des premiers temps: Un défit pour l'histoire du film?") André Gaudreaultand Tom Gunning, in The Cinema ofAttractions Reloaded , Wanda Strauven, ed. University of Amsterdam Press, 2006: 365-381.
"Du vieux vin dans de nouvelles outres: remarques surle'New Historicism.'" ("Alter Wein in neuen Schläuchen: Bermerkungen zum 'New Historicism'") Hans-Robert Jauss, in Texte , Vol. 12, 1992: 49-65.
De avantgarde (Co-ordinator): 2000 -- ALW, Universiteit
Literatuurbenaderingen (Co-ordinator): 2000 -- ALW, Universiteit Leiden
Inleiding literatuurwetenschap (Co-ordinator): 2001 -- ALW, Universiteit Leiden
Reamisme in literatuur (Co-ordinator): 2001 -- ALW, Universiteit Leiden
Informatie vaardigheiden: 2001 -- Media Studies, UvA
Analyse film: 2002 -- Media Studies, UvA
Wetenschapsfilosofie 2002, 2003 -- Media Studies, UvA
Women in Film Noir (MA, Co-ordinator): 2003 -- Media Studies, UvA
European Media: 2003 -- ISSSH
Orientatie neuwe media: 2003 -- Media Studies, UvA
British and American Culture: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 -- (Co-ordinator) English Department,UvA
Canadian Literature in Film(MA) 2004 (Co-ordinator) -- English Department, UvA
The Novel (Co-ordinator): 2004, 2005, 2006 -- English Department, UvA
Perspectives on Games (Co-ordinator): 2004, 2005, 2006 -- MediaStudies, UvA
Inleiding literatuur en film(Co-ordinator):2004, 2005, 2006 --ALW, UvA
Anglo-American Literature (Co-ordinator): 2005 -- English Department, UvA
Zeven meesterwerken: 2004, 2005 -- ALW, UvA
Narrativiteit in literatuur en film (Co-ordinator): 2006 -- ALW, UvA Between Media (MA): 2006 -- ALW, UvA
18th-Century Fiction (BA): 2008 -- English Department, UvA
In 2008 I wrote the curricula for "Cities and Cultures" (History, Art History, Literature and Film) and "Information, Communication, and Cognition" at Amsterdam University College (see link here below).
“Branding, Creativity, and the Red Light District”. International Law Students Association. Universiteit van Amsterdam. February 25, 2014.
“Don’t look up!: Soft Surveillance and Casino Spaces.” Spui25: Big Brother America. December 12, 2013.
“Finance and the “Art” of Gunther von Hagens.” The Department of Art History. University of Toronto. March 26, 2013. “The Narrative Potential of Computer Games.” Transmedial Narration, Universiteit van Amsterdam. February 22, 2013.
Invited speaker. “Gaming, finance, economy: What money does in game worlds.” Ruby Tuesday Lezing. Schnuck, Heerlen. November 21, 2012.
“Mad Men and Serialized Television.” Seriality, Television and the Drama Series, Universiteit van Amsterdam. November 15, 2012.
“Gambling/Gaming: What’s the Difference? Who Cares?” UWE, Bristol, February 28, 2013.
PhD seminar, “Entertainment Industries in a Dematerializing Economy.” Catholic University, Lisbon. May 12-16, 2012.
"From Paris to City Center: How Las Vegas Copes with a Changing Economy." School of Management, University of Leicester, April 11, 2012.
“City Branding and Amsterdam’s Red Light District.” School of Management, University of Leicester, April 11, 2012.
"On Gambling" UWE, Bristol, March 26, 2012.
“Jane Austen and the Rise of the Novel.” University of Split, Croatia, March 6, 2012.
"It Just Keeps Getting Bigger: Bond and the Political Economy of Huge." Revisioning James Bond, Spui25, November 11, 2009.
"Therapeutic Gaming and 9/11", Spui25: NU!: De culturele verwerking van 9/11 , September 11, 2009.
Workshop: "Disaster Capitalism". European Summer School in Cultural Studies , Copenhagen. August 17-21, 2009.
"Hot Spots and Sound Investments: Legitimizing Las Vegas". School of Management, University of Leicester, May 26, 2009.
"Las Vegas and Hollywood Film" and "Heritage Film since the 1970s". Roosevelt Academy, Middelburg April 16-17, 2009.
"Citizen Kane: The GreatestUS Movieof all Time", De Illustere Sc hool. Universiteit van Amsterdam, April 9, 2009
"Reading and Watching: Literature and Games". Cross Media Madness . Media Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam, February, 2009.
"Beauty, Representation and Commerce: The Rise of the Novel". CREA Studium Generale: Filosofie van de schoonheid . Amsterdam, December 1, 2008.
"Reading and Watching: Literature and Games". Lezen en kijken: Wat heeft het woord dat het beeld niet heeft? Amsterdam, November 21, 2008.
"Flirting with Disaster: Hollywood Film and the Shock Doctrine". UvA English Department Faculty Lecture Series. Amsterdam, November 13, 2008.
"My Future's so Bright, I'm already Dead". Spui25: De stelling van... UvA. Amsterdam, September 29, 2008.
"De hedendaagse roman en computer games". Bewogen woord: Literatuur en audiovisuele cultuur . Universiteit Utrecht, September 12, 2008.
Chair: Derek Wallcot, Cola Debrot Lectures . SPUI25: Amsterdam, May 19, 20, 2008.
"The Female Body as Projection Screen". Mooi zo! Over bimbo's, bodybuilders en ethiek . SPUI25: Amsterdam, May 29, 2008.
"Future and Futurity: Research and Risk". Met het oog op onderzoek , UvA. Amsterdam, January 16, 2008.
"Spelen en spellen: De verhalende kracht van het computerspelletje". Nacht van de Wetenschap , UvA. Amsterdam, June 16, 2007.
"Pop goes Beethoven: Shaggy Dog Stories and Popular Culture". Facultietsdag, Uva. Amsterdam, February 21, 2007.
" The Greater Trumps : Charles Williams and the Metaphysics of Otherness". UvA English Department Faculty Lecture Series. Amsterdam, April 20, 2006.
"Casinos and Sure Bets". Department of Media and Culture, Universiteit van Amsterdam. October 26, 2005.
"Past/Future:Jenseits des Videogames". Department of Media and Culture, Universiteit van Amsterdam. April 14, 2004.
"Gambling Debts and Loose Women: Vidor's Gilda and the Economics of Desire". Department of Media and Culture, Universiteit van Amsterdam, October 15, 2003.
Gambling and Finance 2010,2011 -- Cultural Analysis
Comic Books: 2008 -- Cultural Analysis UvA
Postmodern Literature: 2007 -- English Department, UvA
Victorian Fiction and Finance: 2006 -- English Department, UvA
Pornography and Visual Culture: 2006 -- ALW, UvA
Nabokov and Post Modernism: 2005, 2006 -- English Department, UvA
Film and Literature: 2005 -- ALW, UvA
"Leaving Liquid Las Vegas." 30th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism , EAE Business School, Barcelona, July 10-14, 2012.
"Parlez-Vous Poker?: Reading Post/Popmodern." Popmodernism . Copenhagen, The Nordic Summer University, March 18, 2012.
"'Is it true blonds have more fun?': Mad Men , Serialization, and Feminist Narratives." 2012 International Conference on Narrative . Las Vegas, March 15, 2012.
"Las Vegas! And the Iconography of Capital(ist) Cities." NWO, Master of Strategic Urban Studies, Nederlandse School voor Openbaar Bestuur, The Hague, January 9, 2012.
"From Duke to Dude: Adapting True Grit ." With Dan Hassler-Forest The Intellectual Silk Road: Cross-Media and Cross- Cultural Adaptations . Yeni Yüzyil University, Istanbul, Turkey. September 29-30, 2011.
"Like Pocahontas on Drugs: Avatar and Adaptation." Expanding Adaptations . Université de Bretagne Sud, Lorient, France. June 10-11, 2011.
" Live and Let Die : Tarot as Primitive Other in the 007 Universe." PCA/ACA. April 20-23, 2011.
"Hogarth's Legacy." ACLA . Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. March 31-April 3, 2011.
Keynote. "Is it true blonds have more fun?": Serialization, Mad Men, and Feminist Humour. What Happens Next: The Mechanics of Serialization. Universiteit van Amsterdam, March 25-26, 2011.
Invited speaker. "The Perils of Fictional Credit: Gambling Debts and Borrowed Money." (Dis)orders of Credit . Oslo, January 27-28, 2011.
Invited speaker. "Red Lights and Legitimate Trade: Paying for Sex in the Branded City." Paris-Amsterdam Underground . Paris, ULIP, January 21-22, 2011.
"Playbour: Digital Gaming and Work." The Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association. University of Salford, Manchester, January 12-14, 2011.
Invited speaker. "Wearin' Shades:Credit, Futurity and the "Art" of Gunther von Hagens." Department of English Literature, U.C. Santa Barbara, October 25, 2010.
"Sustainable Vegas: FromOutpost to Mega-Themed Leisure Capital." Fifth Biennial Urban History Association Conference: SUSTAINABLE CITIES . Las Vegas, Nevada, October 20-23, 2010.
Invited round table panellist. "Rewriting, Remixing, and Reloading: Adaptations Across the Globe." The Association of Literature on Screen 5th Annual Conference . Centre for British Studies, Berlin, September 30 - October 1, 2010.
"The Holy Game of Poker: Religion and Neoliberalism". Gambling, Entertainment, and Finance . Gotland University. September 22-24, 2010.
"Sex and Money: Reading Zola's L'argent ". Critical Finance Studies III . Universiteit van Amsterdam, August 18-20, 2010.
"Trial by Fire and Water: The Hollywood 1970s Disaster Genre". Cardiff Business School 9th international conference on organizational discourse: Crisis, Corruption, Character and Change . Amsterdam, VrijeUniversiteit, July14-16, 2010.
"The Crisis of Climax: Capital Flows, Jouisance andZola's L'Argent ". Psychoanalysis, Money and the Economy . London, Freud Museum, July 2-4, 2010.
Invited speaker. "No pussy with my sushi, please!: Branding I amsterdam's Red Light District". Inspiring Cities. Amsterdam , July 1, 2010.
Invited discussant. 12th Annual of the Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Finance. Mölle, Sweden, May 7-10, 2010.
"Playbour, Farming and Leisure". Work, Play,and Boredom . University of St Andrews. May 5-7, 2010.
"Like Pocahontas on Drugs: Adapting the Video Game Experience". Siegen Lecture Series on Adaptation , Universität Siegen, April 19, 2010.
"Gaming and Recession Proofing: Regulating On-line Worlds". Finance in question/finance in crisis , University of Manchester , April 12, 2010.
"Writing the Self for Money: Edit Wharton and Gendering the Market". NEMLA . McGill University, Montréal, April 9, 2010.
Invited speaker. " Red Lights, Desire, and Branded Cityscapes". Globe Lecture Series , Amsterdam, 11 March 2010.
Invited round table panelist. "Premediation, Anticipation, Speculation". Premediation, Anticipation, Speculation Governing Futures in Finance and Security . Amsterdam, January 22, 2010.
"Amsterdam and Golden Age Finance through the Eyes of a Sci-Fi Author". Imagining Amsterdam . Amsterdam, November 21, 2009.
"Death and Diamonds: Finance and Art". The Cultural Life of Money . Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon, November 12, 2009.
Invitedspeaker. "Very Possible Objects of Desire?". A Second Exchange:Redlight Art . Amsterdam, September 27, 2009.
Invited chair. "Adaptation and National Identity". Literature on Screen. BFI London ,September 24-25, 2009.
Invited Workshop Chair. European Summer School in Cultural Studies: The Cultural Life of Catastrophes and Crises . University of Copenhagen, August 17-21, 2009.
"Hot Spots and Sound Investments: Legitimizing Las Vegas ". Critical Finance Studies Conference II . Brussels, August 5-7, 2009.
"Diamond Life and the Poetics of Finance". Political Economy, Financialization and Discourse Theory . Cardiff Business School University of Cardiff, May 28-29, 2009.
"Representing Sin City ". Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas , March 22-27, 2009.Invited speaker.
"Reading and Watching: Literature and Games". Rode Hoed, Amsterdam, November 21, 2008.
Invited speaker. "My future's so bright, I'm already dead". Critical Finance Studies Conference , Stockholm University School of Business, August 3-5, 2008.
"Playing at the Borders: Literature, Games and Digital Culture". The Novel and Its Borders . University of Aberdeen, July 8-10, 2008.
Invited speaker, Money, Power, and Print: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Financial Revolution in the British Isles 1688-1776 . St. John's Newfoundland, June 26-28, 2008.
"Flirting with Disaster: Hollywood Film and the Shock Doctrine". Catastrophe and Conversion: Political Thinking for the New Millennium . University of California, Riverside, June 18-22, 2008.
"Disaster and Delirium:Self-will run riot,the war on terrorism and capitalistimperialism". War,Empire,and Culture . Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, April 11-12, 2008.
Invited speaker, " Ocean's 13 and the Cultural Mediation of Risk". Security, Technologies of Risk, and the Political II . Institute for Advanced Studies, Keele University, November 8-9, 2007.
"Pride and Prejudice Reloaded: Navigating the Space of Pemberley". The Association of Literature on Screen 2nd Annual Conference . Atlanta, September 20-22, 2007.
"There's a Narrative Stuck in my Craw(ford): Re-flogging a Dead Horse". 3rd Tampere Conference on Narrative: Knowing, Living,Telling . University of Tampere, Finland. June 27-30, 2007.
"Readapting What? Ocean's Eleven and the Aesthetics of Finance". From the Blank Page to the Silver Screen: Re-adaptation. Université de Bretagne Sud, Lorient, France. May 31-June 1, 2007.
"The Things We Get up to Now!: Trollope on Gambling and Speculation". The False God "Favourable Chance" or "Lady Luck?": The Discourse on Gambling in England. NEMLA , Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, March 1-4, 2007.
Invited speaker, Forces of Concentration in European Financial Geographies . Lancaster University, UK,January 11-12, 2007.
Invited speaker, "Sex and Excess: Hollywood, Vegas and the Aesthetics of Dissipation". Envisioning Finance .Institute of Sociology, University of Basel,December 9-10, 2006.
"Modernity and Mind: Addicted to Play". Gaming Realities: The Challenge of Digital Culture. Mediaterra, Athens, Greece, October 5-8, 2006.
"Addicted to Play". Games and Technology .University of the West of England, Bristol, September 15, 2006.
"White Lies, Noir Lighting, Dark Others". From the Blank Page to the Silver Screen: Film Adaptation in the English-Speaking World. Université de Bretagne Sud, Lorient, France. June 8-10, 2006.
"Corpus Simsi and Narratives of the Body". The Narrative Conference , Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada . April 6-9, 2006.
"The Greater Trumps : Charles Williams and the Metaphysics of Otherness". National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations , Atlanta, Georgia. April 12-15, 2006.
Literary Theory and Games, November 20-22, 2012.
Critical Finance Studies VI, Universiteit van Amsterdam, August 13-15, 2014.
Critical Finance Studies V, University of Stockholm, August 14-16, 2013.
Neo-Victorian Networks: Epistemologies, Aesthetics and Ethics, Universiteit van Amsterdam, June 13-15, 2012.
Annual meeting, “The Standing Conference on Organisational Symbolism”, Universiteit van Amsterdam, May 14, 2011.
Gambling, Entertainment, and Finance . Gotland University, Visby, September 22-24, 2010.
Critical Finance Studies III, Universiteit van Amsterdam, University of Stockholm, August 18-20, 2010.
Imaging Amsterdam with Marco de Waard. Universiteit van Amsterdam (ICH), November 19-21, 2009.
The Association of Literature on Screen's 3rd Annual Conference. Universiteit van Amsterdam (ICH), September 24-26, 2008.
Cultures of Money with Marieke de Goede. Universiteit vanAmsterdam (ICH, NWO), October 27-28,2005.
Regulation and Representation: 17th-Century Economics in the Dutch Republic . Universiteit van Amsterdam (ICH, IGES), November 12, 2004.
Travelling Concepts: Memory, Image and Narrative. Universiteit van Amsterdam, ASCA, March 2002.
Meaning, Frame and Metaphor . Universiteit van Amsterdam, ASCA, March 2001.
Text, Subjectivity and Hybridity. Universiteit van Amsterdam, ASCA,January,2000.
Corps/Corpus: The Body of Literature/Literature of the Body . Université de Montréal, April, 1995.
L'Interaction enprocès -Interaction in Process .Université de Montréal, March, 1991.