I have been teaching in the University of Washington English Department since Autumn 2004. The UW is on the quarter system, which means that during most years, I teach three courses — one each quarter. Writing courses usually have an enrollment capped at 20-22 students, while literature courses are capped at 40.
I have been fortunate enough to teach in UW’s Expository Writing Program, and more recently, in the UW Interdisciplinary Writing Program, in which 5-credit writing courses are linked with 5-credit lecture courses in a particular field, such as political science or sociology. IWP writing courses focus specifically on the characteristics of academic writing within the linked discipline.
For information on my effectiveness as an instructor, you are welcome to examine a selection of comments from students, and brief statistics; or a larger and more detailed set of statistical evaluations.
Below are a selection of my syllabi and class websites.*
Currently teaching: ENGL 297: Intermediate Writing for the Humanities (linked with ENGL 301)
Selected course syllabi and websites
ENGL 108: Early Fall Start: Writing Ready: a 4-week intensive writing course designed to help incoming UW students develop writing fluency and confidence as they look ahead to college composition courses, and learn about UW writing resources. Syllabus
ENGL 111: Composition and Literature: 18th Century Comedy as Critical Thinking: a writing course focusing on comedy and gender politics in 18th century poetry. Syllabus
ENGL 200: Reading Literature: Literature in the Marketplace: a course presenting a variety of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction economic writings, ranging from the 18th to the 21st century. Syllabus; Class Blog
ENGL 212: Literature of the Enlightenment and Revolution: a survey of literature from approximately 1660-1830, focusing on gender politics and socioeconomic issues. Syllabus
ENGL 230: Literary Culture after 1800: Religion in the British Imagination: a literature course examining the treatment of biblical stories and figures from the 19th to the 21st century; and the influence of Milton and Blake. Syllabus
ENGL 242: Reading Fiction: Literary Transformissions and Deformations: an introduction to key concepts in textual studies, including authorship and authorial intention, the role of the editor, the material book, and adaptation. Syllabus
ENGL 298: Intermediate Writing for Social Sciences, linked with POL S 201: Intro to Political Theory. Syllabus; Class Blog
*Made public with student permission.