University of florida
A Selection of Courses Designed and Taught
aml 3041: American LIterature 2: The way we weren't
The Myths of American Life (Fall 2015)
An upper-level course in American literature, intended to offer a survey of major themes and figures in American literature from the 20th and 21st century. The course was designed around four major figures in the United States mythology: the adult, the adolescent, the child, and the family.
lit 4305: comics and animation
Comics, Animation, and the Long Arc of Technology (Fall 2014)
An upper-level course in media-studies, designed to explore important issues of content, form, and theme in the study of comics and animation. The course was themed around the development of technology in both forms, considering in particular how differences between print/analog and digital technologies have influenced the fields.
AML4242: Studies in 20th Century American Literature and Culture
The American Teenager & Literature (Summer 2014)
An upper-level course in American literature, focused on the twentieth century. The course was designed to explore depictions of teenagers in American literature and media, including texts like Hangsaman, Rebel Without a Cause, Carrie, and The Breakfast Club.
enc1145: special topics for composition
Writing About the Young Adult Bestseller (Fall 2012)
A first-year composition course, designed to give students experience writing in a range of genres while exploring a given course theme. This course examined a selection of bestselling young adult novels, to ask questions regarding the nexus of commercial and literary interests within the young adult sector.
EnC1145: Special Topics for Composition
Writing About LGBT Young Adult Literature (Spring 2015)
A first-year composition course, designed to give students experience writing in different genres while exploring a given course theme. This course featured various young adult titles with LGBT protagonists, to encourage discussion about the intersections of gender, sexual orientation, and age.
Eng1131: Writing Through Media
Transmedia Adaptations (Spring 2014)
A first year composition course, designed to allow students to engage with media and respond through a variety of multimodal assignments. This course was themed around the rise of transmedia texts that were adapted from existing works, to explore the ways cross-, inter-, and multi-media texts can create worlds and arguments.