Teaching

Areas & 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.

Active Courses

English A222: How to Do Things with Videogames

Spring 2018 [website]

English N205: Postapocalypse (Writing about Literature / online)

Spring 2018

Course Archive

Loyola University New Orleans

English A205: Writing about Texts

Fall 2016 [syllabus]
Fall 2015 [syllabus]

English A218: Reading Historically II

Spring 2017 [website]
Spring 2016 [website]
Spring 2014 (with Sarah Allison) [website]
Spring 2013 (with Chris Schaberg) [syllabus]

English A220: Media and Mediation*

Fall 2017 [website]
Fall 2015 [syllabus]
Spring 2015 [website]
Spring 2013 [website]
Spring 2012 [website]
Fall 2011 [website]

* Until 2014, this course was titled Introduction to Film and Digital Media

English A222: How to Do Things with Videogames

Spring 2016 [website]
Spring 2014 [website]

English A333: Narrative Across Media

Fall 2016 [website]
Spring 2014 [website]

English A376: Studies in Technoculture: Virtual Reality

Fall 2017 [website]

English A394: Cyberspace and Everyday Life

Fall 2011 [website]

English A406: New Orleans Review Internship

Spring 2015 [website]

English A408: Writing Technique & Technology

Fall 2014 [website]
Fall 2012 [website]

English A444: Posthumanism

Spring 2017 [website]
Fall 2014 [website]
Fall 2012 [website]

English T121: Violence and Videogames (First-Year Seminar)

Fall 2014 [website]

English T122: Critical Reading and Writing

Summer 2015

Writing about Literature

Summer 2017 English N204: Videogames and Literature (online)
Summer 2017 English N205: Postapocalypse (online)
Summer 2016 English N204: Videogames and Literature (online)
Summer 2016 English N205: Postapocalypse (online)
Summer 2015 English N220: Texts and Textuality
Summer 2014 English N294: Videogames and Literature (online)
Summer 2012 English T125
Summer 2011 English T125

English V294: Remix: Music, Art, Culture (Creative Arts & Cultures)

Summer 2014 [website]

University of Washington

Close-playing, or, Bioshock as Practicum

Comparative History of Ideas 496: Focus Group
Winter 2011 [website]

Keywords for Video Game Studies

Comparative History of Ideas 496: Focus Group
Fall 2010 [website]

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

Comparative History of Ideas 496: Focus Group
Winter 2010 [website]

English 282: Composing for the Web

Winter 2009 [website]
Winter 2006 [website]

Bioshock: Cyborg Morality and Posthuman Choice

Comparative History of Ideas 496: Focus Group
Fall 2009 [website]

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

Comparative History of Ideas 496: Focus Group
Winter 2009 [website]

A Close Reading of Infinite Jest

Comparative History of Ideas 496: Focus Group
Spring 2010 [website]

Make it New Media

English 213: Modernism/Postmodernism
Spring 2009 [website]

Immersion and Interactivity

English 242: Reading Fiction
Fall 2008 [website]

Reading Literature, Reading Reality

English 200: Reading Literature
Winter 2008 [website]

Against Interpretation

English 250: American Literature
Fall 2007 [website]

So What?: Stakes in Short Fiction

English 111: Composition, Literature
Spring 2008 [website]

Images, Semiotics, and Hegemony: The Politicization of Pictures

English 131: First-year Composition
Fall 2004, Winter 2005, Spring 2005 [website]