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

Peter Telep, M.A.

Education

  • M.A. in English from University of Central Florida

Research Interests

Writing for Video Games, Screenwriting, Fiction Writing.

Awards

Inducted into the Scroll and Quill Society at UCF (2016). “The specific focus of this society is on recognizing faculty members who have demonstrated sustained scholarly contributions (over a period of at least 10 years at UCF), and have brought positive national and/or international attention to the institution through this scholarly work.” 

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
Teaching Incentive Program Award
Professional Development Awards (2008, 2015)

Activities

  • College level writing instructor with over seventeen years of service
  • Teaches in all modes: face to face, mixed mode, fully online
  • New York Times bestselling author of over forty novels
  • Collaborator with the late technothriller author Tom Clancy
  • Produced film and television writer with industry experience

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11227 CRW3610 Writing Scripts Web Web Not Online

CRW 3610.0W62: Writing Scripts (Telep)

Spring 2018

This course is designed as an introduction to the writing of scripts for film and television. You'll be required to use some form of formatting software (options will be discussed in class). We will spend a lot of time mastering screenplay format because without proper format, no producer will ever read your work. We’ll also analyze professional and student work for technique as well as meaning. During the course, you will produce 13 short assignments and 20 pages of original work, all of which will be critiqued by your peers. Expect to do a lot of reading and writing with an aim toward producing the next Emmy- or Oscar-winning screenplay!



11182 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online

CRW 4122.0W61: Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop (Telep)

Spring 2018

In this workshop course we will write stories and read those written by our peers. We will get to know each other, share our love of literature, and trade story ideas before we begin reading and critiquing each other's work in earnest. You will be expected to participate in this discussion in three ways: as readers you will be expected to read, consider, and discuss a wide range of contemporary short stories; as writers you will be expected to produce one complete full-length, fully revised short story (length will be approximately 12-25 pages) which will be discussed in workshop; and as peer editors you will be expected to produce thoughtful critiques of all work put forward in workshop (as many as fifteen or more comprehensive critiques) and to actively participate in discussion.

11330 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online

CRW 4122.0W62: Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop (Telep)

Spring 2018

In this workshop course we will write stories and read those written by our peers. We will get to know each other, share our love of literature, and trade story ideas before we begin reading and critiquing each other's work in earnest. You will be expected to participate in this discussion in three ways: as readers you will be expected to read, consider, and discuss a wide range of contemporary short stories; as writers you will be expected to produce one complete full-length, fully revised short story (length will be approximately 12-25 pages) which will be discussed in workshop; and as peer editors you will be expected to produce thoughtful critiques of all work put forward in workshop (as many as fifteen or more comprehensive critiques) and to actively participate in discussion.

10949 ENC3930H Hon Special Topic Rdce Time M,W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online

ENC 3930H.0201: Honors Special Topics-Gaming Literacy and Culture (Telep)

Spring 2018

This course will introduce students to theoretical and applied concepts in video game design and explore the literary impact of video games on our culture. Students will critically evaluate video games as rhetorical devices and will learn techniques for dealing with particular game design strategies such as artificial intelligence, storytelling, cueing, and establishing/maintaining immersion. In order to better understand game literacies, students will be expected to produce a group-produced game design document (GDD). Using milestone presentations and game design pitches, students will be expected to contribute to multimedia presentations that outline the progress on the GDD (analogous to exec reviews / green light meetings in industry). Each contribution should emphasize work that the student has completed to ensure he or she receives credit.


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81806 CRW3713 Writing for Video Games Rdce Time M,W 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online
CRW 3713.0M01: Writing for Video Games
(Telep)

PR: English major or minor, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013 and CRW 3053

This course will introduce students to the basic theories and practices associated with game design, including brainstorming, the elements of gameplay, artificial intelligence, and storytelling within dynamic, interactive systems. Articles written by experts I the field will be analyzed as we explore the challenges and pitfalls of attempting to merge stories with games. Students will begin working alone to conceive and outline their own game and produce interactive scripts for elements such as cut scenes and scripted events to be workshopped in class. Students will then be assigned to "design teams" to produce and present to the class 20-30 page "story bibles" for an original game.
81809 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Rdce Time M,W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80768 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
81430 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50627 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop Web B Web Not Online
CRW4616.BW60: Advanced Script Writing Workshop
(Telep)

PR: English major or minor, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3610

In this summer course, students will write approximately twenty pages of screenplay material, along with committed critiques of their peers' work. A wide range of lengths and genres will be considered, including but not limited to short films, feature films, one-hour episodic television scripts, half-hour comedy scripts, and scripts for animated series. Students should come well-prepared to discuss the course materials, the work of their peers, and have a STRONG knowledge of screenplay format, since CRW 3610 (the intro course) is a prerequisite here. At the end of the semester, students will submit their very best (and often heavily revised pages) along with a revision reflection that details this process.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
20930 CRW3610 Writing Scripts Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
11313 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop Web Web Not Online
CRW 4616: Advanced Scriptwriting Workshop
(Telep)

This is an advanced course for those serious about writing the original spec screenplay. Spec simply means you're writing on speculation rather than as a hired writer under contract. Most writers break into the business by writing spec scripts and trying to get agents, managers, and/or producers interested in their work.

Your goal in this class is to write a script that could be produced. There are no restrictions on genre or production budget (although the lower the budget, the easier it can be shot on a shoestring, the better the chance your script might actually be filmed). All I require is that you aim high, work like a professional, and strive to write compelling material.
11314 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop Web Web Not Online
CRW 4616: Advanced Scriptwriting Workshop
(Telep)

This is an advanced course for those serious about writing the original spec screenplay. Spec simply means you're writing on speculation rather than as a hired writer under contract. Most writers break into the business by writing spec scripts and trying to get agents, managers, and/or producers interested in their work.

Your goal in this class is to write a script that could be produced. There are no restrictions on genre or production budget (although the lower the budget, the easier it can be shot on a shoestring, the better the chance your script might actually be filmed). All I require is that you aim high, work like a professional, and strive to write compelling material.
10984 ENC3930H Hon Special Topic Rdce Time M,W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
ENC 3930H: Gaming Literacy and Culture
This course will introduce students to theoretical and applied concepts in video game design and explore the literary impact of video games on our culture. Students will critically evaluate video games as rhetorical devices and will learn techniques for dealing with particular game design strategies such as artificial intelligence, storytelling, cueing, and establishing/maintaining immersion. In order to better understand game literacies, students will be expected to produce a group-produced game design document (GDD). Using milestone presentations and game design pitches, students will be expected to contribute to multimedia presentations that outline the progress on the GDD (analogous to exec reviews / green light meetings in industry). Each contribution should emphasize work that the student has completed to ensure he or she receives credit.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90797 CRW3713 Writing for Video Games Rdce Time M,W 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online
CRW3713.0M01: Writing For Video Games
(Telep)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013 and CRW 3053

Basic theories and practices associated with game design. Students learn effective writing techniques for developing original video games.
90798 CRW3713 Writing for Video Games Rdce Time M,W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
CRW3713.0M02: Writing For Video Games
(Telep)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013 and CRW 3053

Basic theories and practices associated with game design. Students learn effective writing techniques for developing original video games.
80828 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop Web Web Not Online
CRW4616.0W61: Advanced Scriptwriting Workshop
(Rushin)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013, CRW 3053, and CRW 3610

Intensive practice in writing scripts. Peer critique and group discussion of original manuscripts.
81551 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop Web Web Not Online
CRW4616.0W62: Advanced Scriptwriting Workshop
(Rushin)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013, CRW 3053, and CRW 3610

Intensive practice in writing scripts. Peer critique and group discussion of original manuscripts.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50641 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop Web B Web Not Online
CRW4616.BW59: Advanced Scriptwriting Workshop
(Telep)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013, CRW 3053 and CRW 3610

Intensive practice in writing scripts. Peer critique and group discussion of original manuscripts.

Updated: Nov 21, 2017

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