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

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


  • 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


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19291 LIT3932 Topics in Popular Fiction Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Not Online

This section of Topics in Popular Fiction is subtitled “Tales from the Other(ed) Side: Literary Re-visions.” We will read works that are based on a variety of literary texts; fairy tales, Greek & Roman epics (including, but not limited to, Homer), and even Shakespeare are all fair game. Our course theme will work in two ways: not only are these literary reimaginings of well-known literature, but they are also texts that emphasize the voice of the racialized, gendered, or sexualized “Other.” We will consider what it means to re-envision a text in such a way, why it might be important to do so, and how these re(en)visionings change the ways we read and think about “classic” literature.

19292 LIT3933 Literature and Law World Wide Web (W) Not Online

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 Date and Time Syllabus
81732 AML3031 American Literature Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Not Online

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
80362 LIT2110 World Literature Ⅰ World Wide Web (W) Not Online

Renegades, rebels, rogues, tricksters, and the like will be the focus of this survey of early world literature. We will examine the evolution of this complicated character at various times, spaces, and places, from the Greeks to the Mayans to Shakespeare. We will investigate how these figures work within and against the prevailing ideas of their day, and what their tricks, cons, and/or challenges mean in their varied cultural contexts. Sometimes, our discussion will focus on individual characters, sometimes it may focus on authors, and sometimes the trickster element will be more implicit than explicit.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50882 LIT3381 Women Writers of Color World Wide Web (W) A Not Online

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. 

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

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