An interview/profile about my teaching, written for the PSU English Department webpage.
- Literary Form and Analysis (ENG 300)
- Topics in Film and Literature (ENG 335U): Melodrama, Race, and Authenticity
Department of English, Portland State University (2014-)
- Major Figures: Henry James and Joseph Conrad (ENG 448/548; mixed grad/undergrad)
- Topics in Critical Theory and Methods (ENG 494). Topic: “Theories of Failure.”
- Topics in Film (ENG 305U). Topic: “Melodrama, Race, and Authenticity.”
- Topics in 20th-century Literature (ENG 480/580; mixed grad/undergrad). Topic: Imperial Adventures in the Modern Novel.
- Contemporary Literature (ENG 384). Topic: “Object Lessons: The Materials of Contemporary Literature.”
- Critical Theory of Cinema (ENG 304)
- Modern Drama (ENG 484). Topic: “From Stage to Radio: Brecht, Beckett, Stoppard”
- Major Figures: James Joyce (ENG 448/548; mixed grad/undergrad)
- Intro to the English Major (ENG 300)
- Topics in Literature and Film (ENG 335U): “Melodrama, Race, and Authenticity“
- ENG 480/580: Modernism (mixed grad/upper-division). Topic: “Hearing Modernist Cultures: Music, Media, and Performative Textuality.”
- History of Cinema and Narrative Media I (through WWII) (ENG 332U).
- Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies (ENG 449/549; mixed grad/upper-division). Topic: “The Art of Losing: Literary and Cultural Theories of Failure”
- History of Cinema and Narrative Media II (post-WWII) (ENG 333U).
- Modern British Literature (ENG 345U)
Department of English, TAMUCC (2012-2014)
- Themes and Genres in English Literatures. Topics: “Colonial Encounters in Modern ‘British’ Writing”; “Art, the Self, and the Other”; “Human Desires, Human Bodies, Human Technologies”
- Modern “British” Literature. Topic: “‘Survival’: Writing Canada in the Twentieth Century”
- Film and Literature. Topics: “The Literary Kubrick”; “Constructing Authenticity”
- Bibliographic and Research Methods (graduate)
- Senior Capstone/20th- and 21st-century Literature. Topic: “Ritual, Community, Culture”
- British Literature of the 19th-21st Centuries (survey)
- British Lit from 1900-present (graduate). Topic: “Modernism and Media”
- Drama. Topic: “Modern Drama After Brecht”
Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara (2010-2)
- Senior Capstone: Joyce’s Ulysses and the Stage.
- Studies in Modern Literature: “Urban Symphonies: Music, Noise, and Modernism in the City”; cross-listed in Dept. of Music.
- Topics in Literature: “Literature, Music, and Adaptation”; cross-listed in Dept. of Music.
- British Literature from 1900 to the Present.
- Studies in Modern Literature: “Tom Stoppard and Modernism”
- Media History and Theory: “Audio Books”
- Readings in the Modern Short Story.
Department of English, Vanderbilt University (2004-10)
- Prose Fiction
- Intro to Literature
- Literary and Cultural Analysis
- Intro to Literary Criticism
- First-year Writing Seminar: “Riots, Scandals, and Panics in 20th-century Literature and Arts”
I began teaching in 2004 as a graduate student at Vanderbilt University, where I taught classes in prose fiction, drama, poetry, composition, and literary theory. I also worked with the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching and Vanderbilt Writing Studio, helping to train teaching assistants and to organize public workshops on writing techniques, and as an academic advisor for Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science. As a postdoctoral fellow at UCSB and as a faculty member at TAMU-CC, I taught upper-division courses on modernism, media studies, adaptation, drama, theory, and film. In 2014 I was hired to the faculty of Portland State University, where I teach courses on these and other topics.