Most of my work is as a teacher — ten years of high school teaching, then a few years of work as an adjunct professor at Plymouth State University, then at the University of New Hampshire while I pursued a Ph.D. in Literature, and now back at Plymouth State in the Interdisciplinary Studies program.
Because teaching is a major part of my life, I have tend to write about it here at The Mumpsimus. I've especially fallen into the habit of writing about my plans for classes before they begin and then reflecting on them afterward. You can see all of my posts with the "teaching" label by following this link.
Since joining the Interdisciplinary Studies program at Plymouth State University, I have done most of my teaching reflection on my more academically-focused blog, Finite Eyes.
My current syllabi are available here.
If you're curious what I've taught in the past, here are a few samples:
- First-Year Writing (Spring 2017)
- Survey of American Literature 1865-present (Spring 2015)
- Introduction to Literary Analysis (Fall 2014)
- Murder, Mayhem, & Madness (Spring 2013)
- Outlaws, Delinquents, & Other "Deviants" in Film & Society (Spring 2013)
- Media as Popular Culture (Fall 2012)
- The Outsider (Fall 2012)
- Advanced Prose Workshop (Fall 2012)
- Women in Contemporary American Culture (online, Summer 2012)
- Currents in Global Literature (Spring 2012)
- Introduction to Film (Spring 2012)
- Writing and the Creative Process (Fall 2011)
- Gender and Science Fiction (Spring 2011)
- The F-Word: Feminism(s) in the U.S. (Fall 2010)