Teaching Experience

Teaching (Select)
A selection of course web sites and assignments can be found on the “Teaching” section of this site. A complete summary of my teaching experience is available on my c.v.  in pdf.

Florida Atlantic University

Dystopian Fiction (LIT4001).  This upper-division course explores the relation between utopian and dystopian fiction.

Literature and the Environment (LIT4434).  This upper-division course explores intersections between literary and natural ecologies.

Introduction to Literary Theory (LIT3213). This undergraduate course introduces students to important instances of literary and aesthetic theory from antiquity to the present day.

Science Fiction and Simulation (LIT3313). This upper-division course provides an introduction to the genre, with a focus upon simulation, semblance, and virtuality.

Utopian Literature (ENG6932). This graduate seminar considers the inextricable links between utopian practice, impulse, and aesthetics.

Principles and Problems of Literary Study (ENG6009). This graduate seminar provides a survey of literary theory, terminology, and methodology.

Science Fiction and the Environment (LIT6318). This graduate seminar considers expressions of nature within science fiction.

Colloquium in English (ENG6925). This discussion-based workshop is offered to the FAU English Department’s graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) and focuses upon pedagogical practices in their composition courses.

Literary Criticism I (LIT5018). This graduate seminar provides a survey of major literary/philosophical movements from antiquity to the 18th century.

20th Century American Novel (AML3121). This upper-division course introduces students to major literary and aesthetic movements within the American novel.

Science Fiction (LIT3313) This upper-division course provides an introduction to the genre, with a focus upon representations of nature and environment.

Introduction to Literary Studies (ENG3822). This gateway course offers an introduction to techniques of literary analysis.

Interpretation of Fiction (LIT2010). This lower-division course offers a writing-intensive introduction to writing and research methods in the study of fiction.

New Cyborg Theory (LIT6932). This graduate seminar charts an alternative literary-aesthetic genealogy of the concept of the cyborg

Fantasy Literature (LIT3312). This upper-division course provides an introduction to this enduring literary genre.

Brandeis University

Mediums and Messages (Comparative Literature 163A). This course explores how human beings and human bodies participate in expressive communication technology, digital or otherwise.

Introducing (New) Media (English 48A). This course offers a broad orientation to issues in the digital humanities.

Self.net (Humanities 125A / 6320). This course examines how network technologies of the current age can be seen as co-extensive with representations of identity in contemporary aesthetic works.

University of California, Santa Barbara

Comparative Literature 30C Major Works of European Literature from the Romantic to the contemporary period

Comparative Literature 146 “Robots,” an upper division course focusing on intersections between literature and technology

Writing 50 “Technology and Society,” Writing and the Research Process

English 10 “Data Made Flesh or Flesh Turned Code? Issues of Identity in the Digital Age,” Introduction to Literature and the Culture of Information

Writing 2 “Introduction to Academic Writing”

(A complete version of my c.v. is available in pdf.