I've taught undergraduate literature and writing courses since 2011 at varied institutions, including a community college, small liberal arts colleges, and a state school. I have particular expertise in British literature of the eighteenth century (especially women's literature), although I also teach fictions of science broadly conceptualized, including contemporary sci-fi and YA, as well as historical texts. I currently teach eighteenth-century British literature at Cornell College.
I am particularly interested as an educator in exploring how writing and literature pedagogy can best inform one another, and how they can be successfully integrated in the modern classroom. I employ digital media techniques, classic humanistic skills, and creative assignments and assessment to best serve the needs of my students. I also believe strongly in supporting the whole student, at whatever stage of their educational journey they may be in.
I have listed here below some courses I have taught or will teach.
Literature & Upper-Level Courses
Eighteenth-Century British Literature (Upper-Level Course)
Queering the Restoration (Upper-Level Course)
Grammar & Politics of the English Language (Upper-Level Course)
Introduction to Literary Studies (Sophomore-Level Course)
Shakespeare (Upper-Level Course)
Writing Courses & First-Year Seminars
Advanced Critical Writing (Upper-Level Course)
FYS: Women's and Gender Studies
FYS: Bodily Narratives: Disability, Illness, and Literature
FYS: Science Fiction & Science Fact
FYS: Challenging Boundaries: Travel Literature & Identity Formation
FYS: Utopian Fiction
FYS: Young Adult Literature