Teaching

Academic Year 2021-22:

EL 110: Writing I, an introductory composition course designed to develop students’ skills in argumentation and analysis.

EL/EMS 207: British Literature to 1800, an introductory survey of British Literature to the late 18th century, with an emphasis on medieval literature.

EL/EMS 247: Shakespeare, a writing-intensive survey of William Shakespeare’s tragedies, histories, comedies, and sonnets.

EL/EMS 405: Chaucer & Medieval Literature, an upper-division seminar on Middle English poetry anchored by Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and Langland’s Piers Plowman.

EMS 498: MEMS Senior Seminar, a capstone seminar for seniors in the Medieval and Early Modern Studies minor, co-taught with MEMS faculty.

Past Courses:

At Whitworth University

EL/EMS 296: Medieval Women’s Writing, an interdisciplinary seminar on the writing, spirituality, and cultural context of the English mystics Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe.

EL/EMS 338: Arthurian Literature, a writing-intensive seminar on the Arthurian tradition, from the earliest “historical” records to modern Hollywood film.

EL/EMS 415: Beowulf and Beyond, a writing-intensive seminar featuring each of the six Old English texts in the so-called “Beowulf manuscript.”

GE 126: Legend of King Arthur, a first-year seminar using the legend of King Arthur to encourage and model interdisciplinary thinking.

At the University of Texas at Austin

E314L: Banned Books and Novel Ideas, an introductory literary analysis course focusing on developing analytical skills through the explication of frequently censured texts

E314V: Women, Gender, Literature, and Culture, an introductory literary analysis reading classics of women’s literature alongside modern feminist and gender theory

E316L: Masterworks of British Literature, a writing-intensive survey of British Literature from Old English poetry to Virginia Woolf

E350E: Arthurian Literature and Film, an upper-division seminar centered on the women of Arthuriana, from medieval “historical” record to modern Hollywood film.

E374G: Beowulf, an upper-division seminar which takes the Old English epic Beowulf as its central text. Students engage with the text in Old and Modern English.

RHE 306: Rhetoric and Writing, an introductory rhetoric course centering on the summary, analysis, and development of argumentative texts

RHE 309k: Rhetoric of Fandom, a writing-intensive rhetoric course in which students analyze common narratives about fans, fandom, and “fanatic” behavior

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