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

Christian Beck, Ph.D.

Christian Beck received his Ph.D. in Medieval English Literature and Cultural Studies from Binghamton University (SUNY). Christian teaches courses on British Literature, Literature of Place and Space, and Literature and Law.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Medieval English Literature and Cutlural Theory from Binghamton University (SUNY) (2010)

Research Interests

  • The history of emotions
  • Spatial theory
  • Anarchist literature and thought
  • Political Movements and activism
  • Chaucer

Recent Research Activities

Christian is currently working on a book project: Spatial Resistance: Literary and Digital Challenges to Neoliberalism

Selected Publications

Articles/Essays

  • “Web of Resistance: Deleuzian Digital Space and Hacktivism.” Deleuze: Spaces of Change and Challenge in Journal for Cultural Research 20.
  • “Shaping Our (Medieval) Future Through Nomadic Insurgency: A Radical Reading of Ywain and Gawain.” Medievalia 36/37: A Special Issue on Medieval Futures

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81639 ENL2012 English Literature Ⅰ Web Web Not Online
ENL.2012.0W61: English Literature I
(Beck)

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

This course offers a broad survey of authors, texts, and genres from the medieval period through the late eighteenth century, covering approximately 1000 years of English literature. As a survey, this class presents particular challenges, as we seek to cover a breadth of material without sacrificing depth of understanding. A wide base of knowledge, effective communication skills, and critical thinking are integral to success in virtually every discipline, both in college and beyond, and practicing these vitally important skills lays the groundwork for success in your future as you read and ponder the works of the earliest and greatest writers in the English language. To this end, it is essential that you read the assigned texts carefully.
92538 ENL3451 Topics in British Literature Face2Face M,W,F 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
80392 LIT2110 World Literature Ⅰ Web Web Not Online
LIT2110.0W61: World Literature I
(Beck)

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

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
50750 ENL2012 English Literature Ⅰ Web A Web Not Online
ENL.2012.AW61: English Literature I
(Beck)

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

This course offers a broad survey of authors, texts, and genres from the medieval period through the late eighteenth century, covering approximately 1000 years of English literature. As a survey, this class presents particular challenges, as we seek to cover a breadth of material without sacrificing depth of understanding. A wide base of knowledge, effective communication skills, and critical thinking are integral to success in virtually every discipline, both in college and beyond, and practicing these vitally important skills lays the groundwork for success in your future as you read and ponder the works of the earliest and greatest writers in the English language. To this end, it is essential that you read the assigned texts carefully.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11237 ENL2012 English Literature Ⅰ Web Web Not Online
ENL2012.0W61: English Literature I
(Beck)

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

This course offers a broad survey of authors, texts, and genres from the medieval period through the late eighteenth century, covering approximately 1000 years of English literature. As a survey, this class presents particular challenges, as we seek to cover a breadth of material without sacrificing depth of understanding. A wide base of knowledge, effective communication skills, and critical thinking are integral to success in virtually every discipline, both in college and beyond, and practicing these vitally important skills lays the groundwork for success in your future as you read and ponder the works of the earliest and greatest writers in the English language. To this end, it is essential that you read the assigned texts carefully.
10712 LIT2110 World Literature Ⅰ Web Web Not Online
LIT2110.0W61: World Literature I
(Beck)

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

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, form 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.
11390 LIT3206 Place and Space in Literature Rdce Time M,W 12:30PM - 1:20PM Not Online
LIT3206.0M01: Places and Space in Literature
(Beck)

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

This course is designed to identify and analyze various uses of space and place in both literature and society. Places and spaces, as we will see, are complex matrices of ideologies, interpellation, geography, architecture, and social planning. A single space can be the intersection of various, if not conflicting, ideas; a space that is both constructed by human subjects and constructs human subjects. Think, for example, of this classroom and how it is constructed and how, in turn, the classroom constructed/determined your behavior/expectations (this will be a perennial example). For the first part of the course, we will be reading and discussing theories of place and space from a variety of perspectives (i.e., Geographically, Marxist, Gender Studies, Anarchist, etc.). At which point we will turn to literature. There are three main goals to this course: 1) To identify and critically analyze the way space is utilized in literature; 2) To identify and critically analyze the way places and spaces are constructed in our society; 3) To think critically about the places and spaces of education (all levels) and how a different structure might produce improved results within critical thinking/education. To meet the goals of the last two goals, we will be taking regular “outings” and hold class in different settings. These different settings and your experience of them while discussing literature will be the topic of your discussion posts.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80118 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study Rdce Time M,W 9:30AM - 10:20AM Not Online
ENG3014.0M01: Theories and Techniques of Literary Study
(Beck)

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

Theories of Literature will introduce you to ways of accessing texts that will open them up to more varied and challenging readings. Although the critical and theoretical approaches we will study are often complex and daunting, by the end of the semester you will be able to recognize and apply the approaches to a variety of literary and cultural texts. The theoretical background and writing skills you acquire should increase your understanding of literature, authorship, and literary analysis. Questioning the assumptions behind our ways of reading and meaning making is an activity we will engage in often, and as a result, we will have dynamic class discussion, discussion that leave nothing uncontested but discussions that are always respectful of others. We will work hard not to stereotype or marginalize critical or theoretical approaches that seem "strange" or "old-fashioned" to us.
81830 ENL2012 English Literature Ⅰ Web Web Not Online
ENL2012.0W61: English Literature I
(Beck)

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

This course offers a broad survey of authors, texts, and genres from the medieval period through the late eighteenth century, covering approximately 1000 years of English literature. As a survey, this class presents particular challenges, as we seek to cover a breadth of material without sacrificing depth of understanding. A wide base of knowledge, effective communication skills, and critical thinking are integral to success in virtually every discipline, both in college and beyond, and practicing these vitally important skills lays the groundwork for success in your future as you read and ponder the works of the earliest and greatest writers in the English language. To this end, it is essential that you read the assigned texts carefully.
81518 LIT3933 Literature and Law Rdce Time M,W 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online
LIT3933.0M01: Literature and Law
(Beck)

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

How do you understand the Law? What is your relationship to it? Many of you undoubtedly "obey the law", but why? Is the law also how we understand morality? What if by obeying the law you find yourself being immoral? In this course, we will approach the Law with a healthy dose of suspicion and question its authority/legitimacy. When much of the population hears the term "anarchy", the think of chaos (an attempt of Marx to malign anarchist thought) or people dressed in black breaking windows. In fact, the popular image of the "A" inside a circle (or rather and "O"?) is from a quote from Pierre-Joseph Proudhon: "Anarchy is the mother of Order". Anarchy and Anarchisms (there are a variety of them) believe, simply put, that a centralized state government is not necessary for the control of a people. Many anarchists believe the State, oppressive hierarchies, or any centralized form of governance is a consolidation of power that uses that power to sustain itself on the backs of those that do not possess power - i.e., oppression. In this vein, the course will seek to identify the variety of powers, oppressions, hierarchies, and general forms of restrictive power that are utilized to control, manipulate, interpolate, and cajole individuals into a desired behavior.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50769 ENL2012 English Literature Ⅰ Web A Web Not Online
ENL2012.AW61: English Literature I
(Beck)

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

This course offers a broad survey of authors, texts, and genres form the medieval period through the late eighteenth century, covering approximately 1000 years of English literature. As a survey, this class presents particular challenges, as we seek to cover a breadth of material without sacrificing depth of understanding. A wide base of knowledge, effective communication skills, and critical thinking are integral to success in virtually every discipl8ine, both in college and beyond, and practicing these vitally important skills lays the groundwork for success in your future as you read and ponder the works of the earliest and greatest writers in the English language. To this end, it is essential that you read the assigned texts carefully.
61270 LIT3206 Place and Space in Literature Face2Face C - Not Online
LIT3206.CP61: Place and Space in Literature
(Beck)

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

This course is designed to identify and analyze various uses of space and place in both literature and society. Places and spaces, as we will see, are complex matrices of ideologies, interpellation, geography, architecture, and social planning. A single space can be the intersection of various, if not conflicting, ideas; a space that is both constructed by human subjects and construct human subjects. Think, for example, of this classroom and how it is constructed and how, in turn, the classroom constructed/determined your behavior/expectations (this will be a perennial example). For the first part of the course, we will be reading and discussing theories of place and space from a variety of perspectives (i.e. Geographically, Marxist, Gender Studies, Anarchist, etc.) At which point we will turn to literature. There are three main goals to this course: 1) To identify and critically analyze the way space is utilized in literature; 2) To identify and critically analyze the way places and spaces are constructed in our society; and 3) To think critically about the places and spaces of education (all levels) and how a different structure might produce improved results within critical thinking/education. To meet the goals of the last two goals, we will be taking regular “outings” and hold class in different settings. These different settings and your experience of them while discussing literature will be the topic of your discussion posts.

Updated: Sep 2, 2016

Department of English • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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