My teaching covers a wide range of U.S. Literature, with a focus on Nineteenth-Century American Literature and courses at the intersection of the humanities and the sciences.
At Wake Forest I have offered lower-divison courses, which include "Literary and Scientific Methods: The U.S. Nineteenth Century" and
"Detectives and Detection: U.S. Fiction, 1841-2010." Last year I added an "Introduction to the Environmental Humanities" that focused on "Environmental Destruction," and in Spring 2019 I will offer a new course on "Slave Narratives, Global and Local," which will bring students to Old Salem Museums and Gardens, where they will construct a digital exhibit connected to the "Hidden Town" project.
I also offer courses on American Literature and theory for majors and MA students. These include a seminar on Melville, an introduction to literary criticism and theory, and a future course for MA students on contemporary theory and method, or debates about "How We Read Now."
A future first-year seminar on queer theory will be built around a living-learning community.
Descriptions of courses I hope to offer in the future are available at academia.edu.