Teaching

I have lectured on courses in nineteenth and twentieth-century American, British, and world literatures, along with courses in literary theory, Digital Humanities, literature and publishing networks, and graduate student preparation.

At present, I teach UCF's Literary Modernism course through the framework of "Global Modernisms and Little Magazines." Viewing modernism as an interdisciplinary movement spanning visual arts, literature, dance, drama and film, students trace how modernism's major movements--Imagism, futurism, Dada, and Surrealism--flourished in little magazines. 


I also teach Topics in World Literature and Theories and Techniques of Literary Study. For this course, I ask students to explore the concepts of "Love, Loss, Taboo" across a wide range of global texts, such as Bernhard Schlink's The Reader and Carlos Fuentes's Aura.  


High Impact Teaching Strategies and Assignments
My focus is on ensuring that students receive rigorous introductions to diverse literary texts, critical approaches, and historical and cultural movements, along with realistic and robust preparation for a wide range of global careers in today's challenging job market. I have particular experience in teaching courses and assignments promoting:


*Undergraduate Research

*Student experimentation with Digital Humanities and alternative technologies
*Interdisciplinary approaches to literary texts
*Learning Communities and Peer Collaboration
*Transferable skills and employment preparation: textual editing and publishing, public speaking, multimedia presentations, journalism and academic-related publications through journals, blogs, and other live media sources
*Community Engagement and Service-Learning

Graduate MA/ Undergraduate Thesis Supervision
I'm currently supervising dissertations on psychiatry and shell shock in World War I, classical myth and American modernist poetry, and transnational links between Ezra Pound and the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore.