My recent presentations include the following. If you would like to receive a copy of an item, e-mail me at this address: email@example.com.
"Growing Up at Brice's Cross Roads." Cape Girardeau County Civil War Roundtable, 2001.
"Literature in the 21st Century: Directions and Contexts." Keynote Address to Symposium on Literature and Language, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, 2008.
"Major Themes in Southern Literature." Shandong University, Jinan, People's Republic of China; Qingdao University, Qingdao, People's Republic of China, 2006.
"Southern Literature: Authors and Subjects." Hiroshima University, Japan, 2006.
"Teaching Literature: Approaches and Methods." Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, 2008.
"Who Says America Is Dumbing Down!" Honors Day Address, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, 2000.
"Writing: Its Own Reward." Awards Ceremony Address, Missouri Writers' Guild, Monett, Missouri, 2000.
"James Meredith at Ole Miss." Southeast Missouri State University, 1998.
"Monuments and Roads: One White Southerner's Education in Civil Rights." Mary Hubbard Jones Memorial Lecture Series, Union University, 1997; Black History Month, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1998.