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Recent Courses

first-year writing

English Writing 1111
northeastern university, spring 2021

Students listen for voices they have not yet heard in their communities, including their own, by generating op-eds and think pieces that ask them to adopt new critical lenses.

first-year writing

English Writing 1111
northeastern university, fall 2020

Students explore problems facing their communities today by composing op-eds, argument essays, and experiential narratives grounded in their findings.

senior seminar

English & Women's Studies
vassar college, spring 2020

Pairing studies on siblings from history,  anthropology, psychoanalysis, and gender studies with 19th to 21st-century literature, we examine the nature of these relations.

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literature & gender

English & Women's Studies
vassar college, spring 2020

Tracing a legacy of female authorship, we discuss novels and short fiction that query women's positioning in relation to madness, anger, and subjective expression.

 

introduction

Approaches to Literary Study
vassar college, spring 2020

A vocabulary of literary studies is introduced by reading Romantic poetry and prose via new criticism, feminist and queer theory, trans studies, race studies, and eco-criticism.

 

first-year writing

English 101
vassar college, fall 2019

Tracking themes of monstrosity through the  bodies of both literal and figurative monsters, we explore how literature intersects with cultural anxieties of the other.

 

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