“Cosmopolitanism, Multiculturalism, and the Promise of Literature,” NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 2009 [PDF]

“Bush-League America: Conservatism and Cosmopolitanism in American Baseball and Politics,” American Culture Lecture Series, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea [PDF]

“Why Emergent Literatures Matter,” 2006 Rheney Lecture, Department of English, Vanderbilt University, November 2006 [PDF]

“A New Capital for American Literary History,” MLA Convention, December 2004 [PDF]