I was invited to lecture on the History of Reality Television several times by journalism and communication faculty at the University of Oregon. Here's the Prezi that accompanied my lectures.
*screenshot from Queen for a Day
ENGL 1101: Contemporary U.S. Celebrity Culture
In Fall 2014, I am teaching a writing and multimodal communications course at Georgia Tech using contemporary celebrity and gossip culture as a lens. We're talking about the convergence of race, gender, and class as represented and remediated through popular culture and mass media. The course blog is loaded with information and examples, the syllabus is also available, and my students are working on some exciting creative projects (sculptures, board games, short films, and video games!) that I hope to be able to share soon. Check back for updates.
*the artwork is entitled, "Kash Kurrency," created by CJ Hendry
ENGL 1102: Teenage Dreams: Inventing the American Teenager
In Spring 2015, Dr. Phoebe Bronstein and I co-taught a course focused on the popular film and television representations of the figure of the American teenager. We talked about the ways that gender, race, and class inform those representations, their circulation, and their persistence in the national imagination. Check out the course blog with lots of everyday and assignment details here, the course calendar with details on the readings we assigned, and, for the bigger picture, the syllabus.
ENGL 1101: Surveillance Culture
In Summer 2015, I taught a short five-week course focused on exploring the functions and representations of surveillance in contemporary U.S. culture. Students engaged with texts such as Edward Snowden's New York Times editorial and Lifetime's new series UnREAL. The course blog includes details about assignments and the syllabus and course calendar with readings can be found here.
Image: Lifetime's UnREAL
ENGL 1101: Visual Culture
In Fall 2015, I am co-teaching a course on visual culture with my colleague Dr. Michael Griffin. We will have students annotate images, visit Atlanta's High Museum (of art), and read critically about selfies and portraiture. I'll post the syllabus once it's finalized.
Image: Kandinsky's "Composition IX" (which makes for an excellent first-day-of-class group analysis activity)