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

Farrah Cato

Research Interests

  • World Literature
  • American Literature, especially 19th-century slave and women's literature
  • Women's Studies & Feminist Theory
  • Womanist Studies
  • Magical Realism
  • Speculative Fiction, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy

Awards

  • 2016 CAH Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • 2015 UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award
  • 2012 Online Schools Top 20 Latin & Hispanic Professors in Florida
  • 2010 UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award
  • 2010 CAH Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11577 AML3041 American Literature Ⅱ Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available
10702 LIT2110 World Literature Ⅰ Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91258 AML3031 American Literature Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
AML3031.0003: American Literature I
(Cato)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

In this course, we will survey American literature from its beginnings to the middle of the nineteenth century. We will consider the voices of men and women, the enslaved and the free, the colonized and the colonizer. Through first-hand accounts, journals, lectures, novels, and poetry, we will:
• explore how early Americans viewed and responded to the various events of their day,
• consider how these writers try to make sense of their world and their roles within it,
• examine how these texts reflect Pratt’s notion of the “contact zone,”
• consider how these texts reflect a constantly-evolving definition of what counts as “America” and what it means to be an American,
• reflect on the continued relevance (and impact) of these texts today
81403 LIT3933 Literature and Law Web Web Not Online
LIT 3933.0W61 Literature and Law
(Cato)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102
This section of Literature and Law will examine textual representations of literary (in)justice. We’ll encounter vigilantes, avengers, and other provocative figures who urge us to think critically about how we define justice, how we put those definitions into practice, and what happens when those definitions are challenged. Through novels, short stories, and essays, we will wrestle with a host of ethical and moral conundrums, such as:
• What counts as justice?
• To what extent is justice “blind”?
• Who determines fair and just punishment for lawbreakers? Who determines fair and just payment for victims?
• Who determines the value of human life? Who decides which lives are worth saving?
• How do we decide which laws are worth following?
• What is an “unjust” law? What, if any, consequences should there be for someone who breaks one?
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
51083 LIT3381 Women Writers of Color Web A Web Not Online
LIT 3381.AW61: Women Writers of Color
(Cato)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

This course will examine theory, poetry, and fiction produced by women writers of color in the Americas. We will investigate how these writers grapple with complex ideas about gender, ethnicity, class, and sexuality while also thinking about how they engage with one another (and us) across time, space, and genre. We will begin by reading the words of writer-theorists like Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, and Gloria Anzaldúa as a way to start understanding key concepts like Womanism and intersectionality. We'll then use those theories to examine more closely works from writers like Octavia Butler, Ana Castillo, and Nalo Hopkinson, and we'll dabble in everything from the dystopic, to the mythical, the legendary, and the quixotic. And we'll do it all in six very short weeks.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11549 LIT3368 Magical Realism in Literature Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
LIT 3368.0001: Magical Realism in Literature
(Cato)

This course will examine magic(al) realism in a variety of ways, with particular attention to its cultural, social, and postcolonial contexts. We will read many Latin American writers (including Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende), and we will also explore magical realism as a global phenomenon via the works of writers like Salman Rushdie and Naguib Mahfouz. We will begin by familiarizing ourselves with some definitions of magical realism; from there, we will think about how these definitions emerge in the texts, while also investigating their popularity, influence, and larger significance. For much of the course, we will also grapple with the question of what’s at stake in using the “magical” to confront pressing, “real world” issues.
11551 LIT3932 Topics in Popular Fiction Web Web Not Online
LIT 3932.0W61: Topics in Popular Fiction
(Cato)

This online section of Topics in Popular Fiction will focus on Speculative Fiction (fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, and more) written by women authors such as Ursula Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, and N.K. Jemisin. Writers such as these typically ask “what if?” about various social and political issues, and our primary role this semester will be to consider the larger implications of their questions, typically—though not exclusively—through discussions about power, politics, community & the individual, gender, race & ethnicity, or how we use language. We will think about what it means to read popular fiction today (in a college course, no less) as well as its larger cultural, social, and political implications.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81661 AML3031 American Literature Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
AML3031.0001: American Literature I
(Cato)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

Major American writers from beginning through Whitman.
92232 CRW3610 Writing Scripts Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
80399 LIT2110 World Literature Ⅰ Web Web Not Online
LIT2110.0W61: World Literature I
(Cato)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

Poetry, prose, and drama selected from ancient Hebrew, Greek, and Oriental literature and from that of Renaissance Europe.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61211 LIT3381 Women Writers of Color Web B Web Not Online
LIT3381.BW61: Women Writers of Color
(Cato)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

Examines the cultural productions of women writers of color in the Americas with a particular focus on literature, theory, and film.

Updated: Oct 27, 2016

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