“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge”
Current, Recent, & Upcoming Courses
- Fall 2016:
- “Shakespeare & Media,” co-taught with Jonathan Senchyne (ENGL162)
- “How to Kill a King: Reading, Writing, & History in Shakespeare” (ENGL431)
- Fall 2015 to Spring 2016: On Research Leave
- Spring 2015
- Blood, Sex, & Shakespeare (large lecture) (ENGL 162). An introductory course. Large lecture format plus discussion sections.
- Exploring Spenser’s Faerie Queene (ENGL 433). An upper-level, close-reading course. Small group discussion format.
- Fall 2014
- How To Kill a King: Reading, Writing, & History Making in Shakespeare (ENGL 431)
- Dirty Books: Nature & Narrative (ENGL 236)
Need some inspiration to spur invention? Check out the online resources I most often recommend to students. The page is a new work-in-progress, so suggestions are welcome.
The Research Notebook (RNB) assignment is a semester-long project designed to challenge and improve my students’ research and writing skills. The RNB Hive, designed in collaboration with Ethan Kay as part of a Hilldale Undergraduate Faculty/Research Fellowship, is an active/beta site for teaching reading & research as the starting points of effective writing (rhetoric).
The web site was designed to complement a course on Shakespeare’s History Plays, though the RNB project is easily adapted to other courses (as discussed in a forthcoming essay in the Modern Language Association’s “Approaches to Teaching” Series).