322-B Bryan Hall
W 2:00 - 3:30
Ph.D. New York University 1990
M.A. University of New Mexico 1985
B.A. University of California at Santa Barbara 1980
I study and teach the intersections among composition, literature, and creative writing—fields that are usually separated in the curriculum but that I find most interesting when explored together. To my mind the curricular divisions within English Studies are more harmful than enabling, and I look for productive ways to bring different realms of literacy into contact. My literature courses are courses in writing just as my writing courses are courses in literature—and by and large I think my students value the interplay. I also like to bring my interests in music, film, television, art, and athletics into my courses, from first-year writing to fourth-year literature. My graduate teaching focuses on pedagogy and curriculum development, with an emphasis on how we can make the teaching of English and the Humanities more meaningful for today’s students.