Medieval English Literature; Queer and Gender Studies; Pedagogy; Film; Children's Literature; Southern Literature
Chaucer on Screen: Absence, Presence, and Adapting the Canterbury Tales. Co-edited with Kathleen Coyne Kelly. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2016.
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.
Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy-Tale and Fantasy Past. Co-edited with Susan Aronstein. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
• 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 and 2013.
• 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
|Course Number||Course||Title||Mode||Date and Time||Syllabus|
|19555||ENL3378||Harry Potter Studies||Face2Face||Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM||Not Online|
|ENL3378.0001: Harry Potter Studies
J.K. Rowling created a global phenomenon with her Harry Potter series, and this course explores their popularity through the multiple lenses available through literary theory, including such perspectives as children's literature, gender theory, and philology, among many others. Students will read the seven novels of the Harry Potter series and critical analysis of them; they will also write several essays of varying lengths. Analyzing children's literature requires sophisticated critical skills, which the course will assist students in honing.
|18290||LIT3930H||Hon Special Topic||Face2Face||Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM||Not Online|
|LIT3930H.0201: Honors Special Topic - Harry Potter Literature, Film, and Children's Culture
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|
|81856||LIT3132||Legend & Lit King Arthur||Face2Face||M,W,F 2:30PM - 3:20PM||Not Online|
|LIT3132.0001: The Legend and Literature of Kind Arthur
PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102
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.
|81229||LIT6216||Issues in Literary Study||Face2Face||M,W 6:00PM - 7:15PM||Not Online|
|LIT6216.0001: Issues in Literary Study - Literary Gaming
PR: Graduate standing in English
Is literature a game? Are games literary? This course tackles the intersection of narratology and ludology, examining their key structural similarities in a variety of cultural artifacts. Literary texts will likely include the medieval romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Jane Austen's Persuasion, and Bernard Malamud's The Natural; games will likely include King Arthur: The Card Game, The Legend of Zelda, and Candyland; theoretical texts will likely include Johan Huizinga's Homo Ludens, Roger Caillois's Man, Play, and Games, and Bernard Suit's The Grasshopper, among numerous others. Students will be expected to bring at least one game for classroom analysis and discussion.
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Updated: Jan 12, 2017