Though certainly not an exhaustive list, the following sources (published 2012-2018) have been instrumental in shaping our NCTE 2018 panel presentation, “Raising (Critical) Voices: Preparing Teachers for Critical Pedagogies in the ELA Classroom.” By sharing this list, we hope these resources also might help others think through the challenges of teaching critically in the 21st … Continue reading NCTE 2018: Critical Literacy Resources
In this first "500 Word Review," I look at how Emily Apter's UNEXCEPTIONAL POLITICS (Verso, 2018) catalogues the smaller, quieter moments of political action.
Now that I've completed Year 3 on the tenure track, I'm finally reaching a point where I feel ready to work on serious, in-depth scholarship again. (At teaching-heavy institutions -- and especially in service-heavy disciplines -- the time and space to crank out anything more than a conference paper or an on-campus talk is impossible … Continue reading Getting Back to Writing…
Part One: Imagining New Worlds When teaching speculative fiction in the high school or undergrad classroom, it can be difficult to get students to “transfer” the experiences of fictional characters off the page and into the real-world contexts of their own lived experiences—especially with a novel as complex as China Mieville’s The City & The … Continue reading NCTE 2016: Teaching Speculative Fiction
Course syllabus for this fall's ENG 110: College Writing I
Sharing my syllabus for this fall's ENG 341: Adolescent Literature course