It’s been a minute, but I’m back to blogging! My first semester as a tenure-track Assistant Professor starts on September 5th, and it can’t come soon enough! I’ll be taking part in a number of back-to-school activities in the coming weeks, including a new faculty dedication ceremony in the University Chapel which will almost certainly reduce me to tears. This is my fifth year teaching as instructor of record at the university level, but I still feel the same excitement I felt on my first day as a TA back in 2011. I can’t wait to meet my new students and colleagues and truly become a part of the Whitworth community.
In the mean time, I thought I’d share syllabi for the two literature courses I’ll be teaching this semester. Click on the link to download a copy of the syllabus; a detailed course schedule can be found at the end of both documents.
EL 207: British Literature to 1800 is the first part of our British literature survey. In news that will surprise no one, the first seven weeks of this 12-week class are dedicated to medieval literature. The syllabus ends about a hundred years early with Paradise Lost.
EL 247: Shakespeare is…exactly what it sounds like. I’ve divided the course into generic units on the tragedies, histories, and comedies. I really wanted to include some of the narrative poetry, but I just don’t have time.
I’m really excited about teaching both of these courses. I’m also teaching one section of Writing I, and I’ll share that syllabus soon. If you have any thoughts on these syllabi, or any advice on my first year, please comment below!