Teaching

As an assistant professor of English, I work with students to develop close-reading skills, to recognize textual nuance, and to consider modes of reception. I have taught a range of courses and topics, from surveys of British literature and Shakespeare, to film production, first-year writing, and fiction seminars.
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  • Current Courses
    • HUM 100: #OthelloSyllabus:
      Cyprus, Ferguson, Forest Grove (First-Year Seminar)
      Targeting first-semester freshman (who are supported by a peer mentor), this course introduces students to college life and the skills needed for success.
      › MWF 11:45 - 12:50PM
      › Walter Annex 105
    • ENGL 232: In Albion's
      Wake; or, British Literature
      A lower-division Humanities course surveying British literary history from the Medieval period to the 21st century.
      MWF 1:00 - 2:05PM
      › Walter Annex 105
  • Upcoming Courses
    • ENGW 338: Reform, Rebirth, and Rediscovery in English Renaissance Literature
      An upper-division study of the major works of the Renaissance (1485–1660 CE) exploring the question: how does a culture make itself again—see itself anew? This question will be explored via major movements in poesis and political though, as well as the changing representation of female and minority voices in England.
      › MWF 11:45 - 12:50PM
      › Walter Annex 105
    • ENGW 201: The Craft of Academic Writing
      A lower-division composition course that focuses on the fundamentals of college-level argumentation and research practices across the disciplines.
      › MWF 3:30 - 4:45PM
      › Marsh 206
    • ENGW 305: Research Methods in the Humanities
      A lower-division composition course that focuses on the fundamentals of college-level argumentation and research practices across the disciplines.
      › TBD
      › TBD
  • Past Courses
    • Shakespeare,
      Text, Performance
      An upper-division Humanities course focusing on the conjunction of print and original performance practices as it informed the life of an early modern playtext.
    • Estrangéd Woods: Theatre
      and the Environment
      An upper-division Studies in Drama course exploring, in plays from a range of periods and perspectives, the ways in which performance constitutes an environmental act.
    • Vikings, Vulgates, and the
      Making of Medieval English
      Literature
      An upper-division study of the major works of Anglo-Norman and Middle English literature (673–1485 CE), whose production was informed by vernacular developments in religious life, commonwealth politics, and the rise of the individual.
    • World Literature
      and Magical Realism(s)
      A lower-division Humanities course focusing on Magical Realism as a genre that interrogates what separates fiction and non-fiction, and the ways in which literature is an act of resistance.
    • Word Limits: The Life and
      Times of the Essay
      (First-Year Seminar)
      Targeting first-semester freshman (who are supported by a peer mentor), this course introduces students to college life and the skills needed for success.
    • An Introduction to Film
      A lower-division Humanities course surveying technical and analytic fundamentals of film.