Teaching

Current courses

Reading Historically II

(LoyNO) English A218

Posthumanism

(LoyNO) English A444

Areas and Interests

Digital Media and Culture; New Media Studies; Video Game Studies; Digital Textuality; Web Composition; Digital Art and Aesthetics; Transmedia Storytelling; Metafiction; 20th/21st-Century Fiction; Modernism/Postmodernism; Posthumanism; Literary and Critical Theory.

Course Archive (arranged by topic and date)

(Digital) Media and Culture

Media and Mediation

(LoyNO) English A220

Violence and Videogames

(LoyNO) English T121

Videogames & Literature

(LoyNO) English N294

Remix: Music, Art, Culture

(LoyNO) English N294

How to Do Things with Videogames

(LoyNO) English A294

Narrative Across Media

(LoyNO) English A394

Posthumanism

(LoyNO) English A487

Web Composition

(LoyNO) English A408

Introduction to Film + Digital Media Studies

(LoyNO) English A220

Cyberspace and Everyday Life

(LoyNO) English A394

Close-playing, or, Bioshock as Practicum

(UW) Comparative History of Ideas 496: Focus Group

Keywords for Video Game Studies

(UW) Comparative History of Ideas 496: Focus Group

Why So Serious?: Video Games as Persuasion, Politics, and Propaganda

(UW) Comparative History of Ideas 496: Focus Group

Composing for the Web

(UW) English 282

Bioshock: Cyborg Morality and Posthuman Choice

(UW) Comparative History of Ideas 496: Focus Group

Pandora’s Wake: The Idea of Hope across Post-Apocalyptic Media

(UW) Comparative History of Ideas 496: Focus Group

Literature

New Orleans Review Internship

(LoyNO) English A406

Reading Historically II

(LoyNO) English A218

  • Spring 2013 (with Chris Schaberg) [syllabus]
  • Spring 2014 (with Sarah Allison) [website]
  • Spring 2016 [website]
A Close Reading of Infinite Jest

(UW) Comparative History of Ideas 496: Focus Group

Make it New Media

(UW) English 213: Modernism/Postmodernism

Immersion and Interactivity

(UW) English 242: Reading Fiction

Reading Literature, Reading Reality

(UW) English 200: Reading Literature

Against Interpretation

(UW) English 250: American Literature

Composition

Writing about Texts

(LoyNO) English A205

Writing about Literature

(LoyNO) English 125

  • Summer 2012
  • Summer 2011
So What?: Stakes in Short Fiction

(UW) English 111: Composition, Literature

Images, Semiotics, and Hegemony: The Politicization of Pictures

(UW) English 131: First-year Composition

  • Fall 2004, Winter 2005, Spring 2005 [website]