1. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  2. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  3. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  4. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  5. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  6. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  7. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  8. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  9. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  10. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  11. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  12. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  13. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  14. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  15. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  16. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  17. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  18. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  19. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  20. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  21. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  22. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  23. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  24. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  25. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  26. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  27. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  28. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  29. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  30. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  31. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
Tison Pugh

Tison Pugh, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Medieval English Literature from University of Oregon (2000)
  • M.Ed. in English Education from University of Massachusetts, Amherest (1993)
  • B.A. in English Literature from State University of New York, College at Purchase (1991)

Research Interests

Medieval English Literature; Queer and Gender Studies; Pedagogy; Film; Children's Literature; Southern Literature

Selected Publications

Books

  • The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2018. 

  • Precious Perversions: Humor, Homosexuality, and the Southern Literary Canon. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016.

  • Folse, K., & Pugh, T. (2015). Great Writing Book 5 (3rd Ed.). Boston: National Geographic Learning.

  • Chaucer's (Anti-)Eroticisms and the Queer Middle Ages. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2014.

  • Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2014.

  • Literary Studies: A Practical Guide. Co-written with Margaret E. Johnson. Abingdon: Routledge, 2014. 

  • Queer Chivalry: Medievalism and the Myth of White Masculinity in Southern Literature. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013. 

  • An Introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013.

  • Medievalisms: Making the Past in the Present. Co-written with Angela Jane Weisl. New York: Routledge, 2012.

  • Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's Literature. New York: Routledge, 2011.

  • Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

  • Queering Medieval Genres. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Edited Collections

  • Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the Other. Co-edited with Miriamne Ara Krummel. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

  • Chaucer on Screen: Absence, Presence, and Adapting the Canterbury Tales. Co-edited with Kathleen Coyne Kelly. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2016.

  • The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy-Tale and Fantasy Past. Co-edited with Susan Aronstein. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

  • Queer Movie Medievalisms. Co-edited with Kathleen Kelly. Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2009. 

  • Men and Masculinities in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde. Co-edited with Marcia Smith Marzec. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer. 2008.

  • Race, Class, and Gender in “Medieval” Cinema. Co-edited with Lynn Ramey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

  • Approaches to Teaching Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and the Shorter Poems. Co-edited with Angela Jane Weisl. New York: Modern Language Association, 2007.

Awards

• UCF College of Arts and Humanities Excellence in Research Award, 2012.

• Southeastern Medieval Association Award for Scholarly Achievement, 2011.

• Council of Editors of Learned Journals Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement. Co-Awardees Noah Guynn, University of California-Davis; Patricia Ingham, Indiana University; Peggy McCracken, University of Michigan, and Elizabeth Scala, University of Texas; for Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2011.

• UCF College of Arts and Humanities Research Incentive and Development Award, 2011

• National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute on “Representations of the ‘Other’: Jews in Medieval Christendom,” at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Director, Irven Resnick, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Summer 2010.

• UCF College of Arts and Humanities Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2009 and 2016

• UCF College of Arts and Humanities Distinguished Researcher Award, 2007

• UCF Research Incentive Award, 2006, 2011, and 2016.

• UCF Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, 2006 and 2011.

• UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award, 2006, 2013, and 2018.

• National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute on Anglo-Saxon England at Trinity College, Cambridge. Director, Paul Szarmach, The Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University. Summer 2004

• UCF College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2004

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18957 ENL3378 Harry Potter Studies Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online

ENL 3378

Harry Potter Studies (Spring 2019)

J. K. Rowling created a global phenomenon with her Harry Potter novels, and this course explores their popularity through the multiple lenses available through literary theory. Students will read the seven books of the Harry Potter series as well as critical studies of them. They will also write several essays of varying lengths, as well as facing numerous quizzes and a final exam. Studying children’s literature requires sophisticated critical and analytical skills, which this course will assist students in honing.

11353 LIT3930H Hon Special Topic Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online

LIT 3930H

Honors Special Topics: Harry Potter Studies (Spring 2019)

J. K. Rowling created a global phenomenon with her Harry Potter novels, and this course explores their popularity through the multiple lenses available through literary theory. Students will read the seven books of the Harry Potter series as well as critical studies of them. They will also write several essays of varying lengths, as well as facing numerous quizzes and a final exam. Studying children’s literature requires sophisticated critical and analytical skills, which this course will assist students in honing.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
92106 ENL4311 Chaucer Face2Face M,W,F 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online

ENL 4311: Chaucer (Fall 2018)

This course satisfies the pre-1865 requirement.

PR: A grade of C or better in ENG 3014

Geoffrey Chaucer is often called the “Father of English Literature.” In exploring his writings, this course offers student the opportunity to consider his foundational role in the English literary tradition. We will read Chaucer’s writings in his Middle English, and the first weeks of the course will be devoted to helping students achieve fluency with this early form of their language so that they can enjoy The Canterbury Tales and other texts without the intermediary of translations. Students can expect extensive and engaging readings, three papers, a final exam, and a presentation. No prior experience with Middle English is necessary, but an appreciation of bawdy medieval humor is essential.

81460 LIT3132 Legend & Lit King Arthur Face2Face M,W,F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online

LIT 3132 The Legend and Literature of King Arthur (Fall 2018)

The legend of King Arthur is one of the most popular and enduring in Western literature. Why? What is so appealing about the mythic Arthur and the fall of Camelot? In this course, we will analyze Arthurian texts covering a 1500-year span, from the earliest “historical” references to the latest Hollywood interpretations, as well as from a range of British, French, German, and American authors. Likely texts and authors include Marie de France, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Thomas Malory, Chretien de Troyes, Tristan and Isolde, Alfred Tennyson, Mark Twain, and Monty Python. Students can expect extensive and engaging readings, three papers, a final exam, and a presentation.

No courses found for Summer 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
20167 ENL4311 Chaucer Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Not Online

ENL 4311.0001: Chaucer (Pugh)

Spring 2018

This course satisfies the pre-1865 requirement.

PR: A grade of C or better in ENG 3014

Geoffrey Chaucer is often called the “Father of English Literature.” In exploring his writings, this course offers student the opportunity to consider his foundational role in the English literary tradition. We will read Chaucer’s writings in his Middle English, and the first weeks of the course will be devoted to helping students achieve fluency with this early form of their language so that they can enjoy The Canterbury Tales and other texts without the intermediary of translations. Students can expect extensive and engaging readings, three papers, a final exam, and a presentation. No prior experience with Middle English is necessary, but an appreciation of bawdy medieval humor is essential.

11481 LIT3930H Hon Special Topic Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online

LIT 3930H

Honors Special Topics: Harry Potter Studies (Pugh)

Spring 2018

J. K. Rowling created a global phenomenon with her Harry Potter novels, and this course explores their popularity through the multiple lenses available through literary theory. Students will read the seven books of the Harry Potter series as well as critical studies of them. They will also write several essays of varying lengths, as well as facing numerous quizzes and a final exam. Studying children’s literature requires sophisticated critical and analytical skills, which this course will assist students in honing.  

Honors courses contain additional requirements for students, including longer essay assignments, more readings, and higher expectations for classroom participation.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81650 LIT3132 Legend & Lit King Arthur Face2Face M,W,F 2:30PM - 3:20PM Not Online
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91287 LIT6936 Studies in Lct Theory Face2Face M 7:30PM - 10:15PM Not Online
Why do King Arthur and the legends of the Round Table persist throughout the Western cultural imaginary? In this course we will explore the Arthurian legend from its inceptions in medieval England to its modern incarnations. King Arthur’s Middle Ages serves as a preferred setting for literary, theatrical, and cinematic works to explore contemporary society's concerns; however, the union of art and history is often inharmonious when viewers assume that “accuracy” should be the artist’s chief concern, whether such accuracy entails a slavish retelling of a literary work or the perfect re-creation of a lost—if not altogether fictional—historical past. In this course, we will explore how artists deploy King Arthur’s Middle Ages to grapple with issues deeply relevant to their societies, as well as examining the various process of remediation that make such adaptations possible. Texts to be studied range from Chrétien de Troyes’s Lancelot to Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Updated: Sep 21, 2018

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