LITERARY CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:
Sears, Jennifer. (Presenter) ‘Kissing Her Ellipses: Dreams and Narrative Texture in Nabokov’s “Ultima Thule” 2019 Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Chicago, IL. Jan. 3-6, 2019
Sears, Jennifer. (Presenter) “What Mennonite Girls are Good For.” Mennonite/s Writing VIII: Personal Narratives of Place and Displacement. University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. October 20-21, 2017.
Sears, Jennifer (Co-chair). “The Quest: Being Female, Mennonite, and an Artist in New York City.” Crossing the Line: Women of Anabaptist Traditions Encounter Borders and Boundaries. Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA. June 22-25, 2017.
Sears, Jennifer. Participant. “Round Table on Today’s Academic Job Market in American Literature: Strategies and Considerations II.”American Literature Association 27thAnnual Conference on American Literature. Hotel Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA. May 28, 2016. http://www.alaconf.org. Participant in roundtable discussion on navigating the academic job market. Moderated by Sandra Petrulionis, Pennsylvania State University.
Sears, Jennifer. Emerson’s Egypt.American Literature Association National Conference. San Francisco, CA. May 27, 2016. Panel: “Global Emerson,” presented by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
Sears, Jennifer. Other People’s Sons.Mennonite/s Writing VII Literary Conference: Movement, Transformation, and Place. Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA. March 14, 2015.
SELECTED READINGS AND PERFORMANCES:
“Canticle for Gigi Sauvageau.” By Jennifer Sears. Producer/Director: Elinor Nauen and Martha King. Prose Pros Reading Series. New York, NY. Oct. 5, 2017. Live reading of short story; performed with Nova Renek. This is a long running literary event in NYC’s East Village.
“Canticle for Gigi Sauvageau.” By Jennifer Sears. Producer/Director: Patrick Gallagher. Animal Farm Reading Series. New York, NY. Sept. 15, 2015. Live reading of short story in evening of featured readings, including Christine Smallwood.
“Invisible: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2015.” By Jennifer Sears. Producer/Director: Andrew Lloyd Jones. Liar’s League, KGB Bar, New York, NY. 5 Aug. 2015. Live reading by actor Tiffany Mae McCray. This performance, part of a juried reading series features professional actors reading original works.
“Fantasy Givers.” By Jennifer Sears. Producer/Director: Andrew Lloyd Jones. Liar’s League, KGB Bar, New York, NY. 4 Dec 2014. Live reading by actor Jennifer Farrugia. This juried reading series features professional actors reading original creative works and publications on iTunes.
Sears, Jennifer. Interview and reading. “Studio A with Jennifer Sears and Francesca Giacco.” WKCR, 89.9 FM, Columbia University. 4 October 2015. Radio. Live interview taped by Studio Producer, Danielle Smith
PEDAGOGICAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND ACTIVITY:
Sears, Jennifer. (Panelist) “Dynamic Strategies for Preparing First Year Learning Communities Faculty for Student Success” 2018 CUNY CUE Conference: The World Runs on STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, Medgar Evers College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY. May 11, 2018. Panelist with City Tech Faculty and administrators Karen Goodlad, Sandra Cheng, Mariah Rajah, Lauri Aguirre, and Julia Jordan
Sears, Jennifer. (Panelist) “Creative Collaborations: First Year Learning Communities on City Tech’s OpenLab,.” 2017 CUE Conference: Accelerating Progress, Accelerating Equity: Improving Student Success in Developmental and Gateway Courses. Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, 199 Chambers Street. New York, NY. May 5, 2017. Panelist with fellow First Year Learning Communities Faculty co-ordinators Karen Goodlad and Sandra Cheng and members of the City Tech Open Lab Team: Jill Belli, Charlie Edwards, Kristen Hackett, M. Genevieve Hitchings, Phil Kreniske, Andy McKinney, Tyler Peckenpaugh, Jody R. Rosen, Jenna Spevack, and Bree Zuckerman.