Courses Taught

COURSES TAUGHT at SEWANEE (from the present, back to 2004):
PHED 106 & 306 Beginning and Advaned Fencing, Advent 2019
ENGL 359 Renaissance Literature 1, Advent 2019
ENGL 401 Literary Criticism, Advent 2019
PHED 106 & 306 Beginning and Advanced Fencing, Easter 2019
MDST 400 Medieval Lives and Afterlives [NEW COURSE], Easter 2019
ENGL 353 Renaisance Drama, Easter 2019
ENGL 211 Studies in Fiction (19th cen American), Easter 2019
PHED 106 & 306 Beginning and Advanced Fencing, Advent 2018
ENGL 357 Shakespeare I, Advent 2018
ENGL 401 Literary Criticism, Advent 2018
PHED 106 & 306 Beginning and Advanced Fencing, Easter 2018
ENGL 351 Medieval English Literature, Easter 2018
ENGL 358 Shakespeare II, Easter 201
HUMN 105 Early Modern World [NEW COURSE], Easter 2018
PHED 106 & 306 Beginning and Advanced Fencing, Advent 2017
ENGL 203 Roots of Western Literature, Advent 2017
ENGL 401 Literary Criticism, Advent 2017
PHED 106 & 306: Beginning & Advanced Fencing, Easter 2016
ENGL 101: Intro to Literature & Composition, Easter 2016
ENGL 203: Roots of Western Literature, Easter 2016
ENGL 351: Medieval English Literature, Easter 2016
PHED 106 & 306: Beginning & Advanced Fencing, Advent 2015
HUMN 207: WWI & Early Modern Memory [NEW COURSE], Advent 2015
ENGL 101: Intro to Literature & Composition, Advent 2015
PHED 106 & 306: Beginning & Advanced Fencing, Easter 2015
ENGL 101-G: Intro to Literature & Composition, Easter 2015
ENGL 359: Renaissance Drama, Easter 2015
ENGL 203: Roots of Western Literature, Easter 2015
PHED 106 & 306: Beginning & Advanced Fencing, Advent 2014
LITC 401: Literary Theory & Criticism, Advent 2014
HUMN 203: Manifestos, Movements, & Terrorism [NEW COURSE], Advent 2014
PHED 106 & 306: Beginning & Advanced Fencing, Easter 2014
ENGL 203: Roots of Western Literature, Easter 2014
ENGL 101-L: Literature & Composition, Easter 2014
PHED 106 & 306: Beginning & advanced Fencing, Advent 2013
LITC 401: Literary Criticism, Advent 2013
ENGL 352: Chaucer, Advent 2103
HUMN 201: Early Modern World, Advent 2013
PHED 106 & 306: Beginning & Advanced Fencing, Easter 2013
ENGL 203: Roots of Western Lit [NEW COURSE], Easter 2013
ENGL 351: Medieval English Literature, Easter 2013
ENGL 352: Chaucer, Easter 2013
PHED 106 & 306: Beginning & Advanced Fencing, Advent 2012
ENGL 352: Chaucer, Advent 2012
ENGL 353: Renaissance Drama, Advent Term 2012
HUMN 201: Early Modern Atlantic World, Advent 2012
PHED 106 & 306: Beginning & Advanced Fencing, Easter 2012
ENGL 358: Shakespeare II, Easter 2012
ENGL 101: Literature and Composition, Easter 2012
HUMN  102: The Medieval World, Easter 2012
PHED 106 & 306 - Beginning & Advanced Fencing, Advent 2011
ENGL 352 - Chaucer, Advent 2011
ENGL 359 - Renaissance Poetry, Advent 2011
HUMN  201 - Early Modern Atlantic World, Advent 2011
ENGL 101 - Literature and Composition, Easter 2011
ENGL 211 - Studies in Fiction (19th century American), Easter 2011
ENGL 352 - Chaucer, Easter 2011
ENGL 101 - Literature and Composition, Advent 2010
ENGL 211 - Studies in Fiction (19th century American), Advent 2010
ENGL 353 - Renaissance Drama, Advent 2010
HUMN  102 - The Medieval World, Easter 2009
ENGL 352 - Chaucer, Easter 2009
ENGL 353 - Renaissance Drama, Easter 2009
ENGL 359 - Renaissance Literature I, Advent 2008 (after Fall Break)
ENGL 362 - Milton, Advent 2008
ENGL 101 - (two sections)  Literature and Composition, Advent 2008
ENGL 352 - Chaucer, Easter 2008
HUMN  102 - The Medieval World, Easter 2008
ENGL 381 - Modern British Poetry, Easter 2008
ENGL 101 - (two sections) Literature and Composition, Advent 2007
ENGL 362 - Milton, Advent 2007
ENGL 101 - Literature and Composition, Easter 2007
ENGL 352 - Chaucer, Easter 2007
HUMN 102 - The Medieval World, Easter 2007
ENGL 101 - (two sections) Literature and Composition, Advent 2006
ENGL 362 - Milton, Advent 2006
ENGL 101 - Literature and Composition, Easter 2006
ENGL 353 - Renaissance Drama, Easter 2006
HUMN  102 - The Medieval World, Easter 2006
ENGL 101 - (two sections) Literature and Composition, Advent 2005
ENGL 362 - Milton, Advent 2005
ENGL 101 - Literature and Composition, Easter 2005
ENGL 358 - Shakespeare, II, Easter 2005
HUMN  102 - The Medieval World, Easter 2005
ENGL 101 - (two sections) Literature and Composition, Advent 2004
ENGL 253 - Renaissance Drama, Advent 2004
ENGL 101 - (three sections) literature and Composition, Easter 2004

INDEPENDENT STUDY & TUTORIALS (at SEWANEE, beginning 2005; at Vanderbilt, ending 1996):
Seventeenth Century Mercantile Narratives and Economic History (John Crumly), Advent 2019
Byzantine Iconoclasm, Medieval Studies Minor Capstone Project (Ian Storey), Easter 2019
Mary Shelley's The Last Man--HONORS THESIS (Kaitlyn Alford), Easter 2019
Making Amends in Shakespeare's Comedies--HONORS THESIS (Virginia Rayder), Easter 2019
J.R.R. Tolkien as Medieval Scholar--HONORS THESIS (Lillian Hammen), Easter 2019
Literature of transatlantic commerce (Hunter Creech), Advent 2018
Teacher as Trickster, Trickster as Teacher (Sam Scott), Easter 2016
Classical & Renaissance Literary Theory (Curran Greenberg), Advent 2015
Media Studies in the Contemporary Age (Andrew Steuer), Advent 2015
Poe & 19th cen. Printing Practices (Dylan Greer), Easter Term 2015
Neoplatonism in Dante's Paradiso (Caroline Gwaltney), Advent 2014
The Book Review (Marshall Brewer), Advent 2014
Comparative Literary Aesthetics (Toby Hickson), Advent 2014
Epistemology of Dreams in Troilus--HONORS THESIS (Clara Wild), Easter 2014
Geneology and History of Illustrated Novels (Toby Hickson), Easter 2014
Dark Romanticism (Peyton Looper), Advent 2013
Digital Humanities, National Geographic (Georgia Howard), Advent 2013
Liminality in Troilus & Creseyde--HONORS THESIS (Caroline Rogers), Easter 2013
Cultural Linguistics (Espree-Conaway), Easter 2013 [AWARDED WATSON FELLOWSHIP, '13]
Norse & Icelandic Sagas (Ellen Doster), Easter 2013
Satire & Compartive Literature (Toby Hickson), Easter 2013
Arthurian Characterology--CAPSTONE Medieval Studies (Jordan Sharpe), Easter 2013
Origins and Development of Gothic Literature (Milby), Advent 2012
Historical Linguistics and Germanic Philology (Abell, Hardin, Manseau), Easter 2012
Ethics/Levinas (Rutz), Easter 2012 [AWARDED WATSON TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP, '12]
Herrick and Literary Mirage--HONORS THESIS (Pleszczynski), Easter 2012
History, Drama, Epistemology (Aaron Rutz), Advent 2011
Fantasy & Medieval Literature (Jordan Sharpe), Advent 2011
Applied Dramaturgy: Euripides's Hecuba (Aaron Rutz), Easter 2011
Survey of Historical Linguistics (DeAndre Espree-Conaway), Easter 2011
Survey of Theatrical Forms (Aaron Rutz), Advent 2010
Paradise Lost and the Poetics of Interiority--HONORS THESIS (Kelly Morrison), Easter 2010
Mathematics in Arcadia--HONORS THESIS (Philly Williams), Easter 2009
Literary criticism: theory, sources, and samples (Haley Robison), Easter 2009
Byron's Childe Harold & Don Juan (Wilhelm and Stockdale), Easter 2009
Milton's Paradise Lost in context (Hanlan, Jasper, Jortner, Murray), Easter 2009
The Culture of the Illustrated Novel (Shaleem Cholera), Easter 2009
Epic similes in Dante and Milton (Leslie Matthews), Easter 2009
Heidegger's Lectures on Nietzsche (Martha Ivey), Easter 2008
The Fortunes of Dido--HONORS THESIS (Cameron Hodge), Easter 2008
Nietzsche's Aphoristic Style (Martha Ivey), Advent 2007
The Book Review (Cassie Gaul), Easter 2007
Dickens in Transition: 1831-34 (Emily Estes), Easter 2007
Faulkner and Greek Tragedy (Sanford Zeigler), Easter 2007
Spenser, Roland, Nibelungenlied, Gesar (Murray, Crockett, Posson), Easter 2006
Introduction to Phonology and Philology (Joseph Brew), Advent 2005
Epic Traditions: Homer, Virgil, Beowulf (Murray, Battle, Crockett), Easter 2005

                                           * * * * *
After the Postmodern: Tracking Lyotard (Reynolds) Spring 1996
Reading Nietzsche's Zarathustra (Oles) Spring 1996
Readings in Aristotle, Galen, and Thomas Aquinas (Corso) Spring 1996
Politics of Kingship in Shakespeare (Randall) Fall 1995
Studies in the Northern European Novel, 1900-40 (DeSimone) Fall 1995
Latin antecedents to Renaissance English literature (Corso) Fall 1995
Women in Shakespeare (Rich) Fall 1995
Studies in the Postmodern Novel (Welborn) Fall 1995
Goethe and the Culture of Enlightenment (Neary) Summer 1995
Masques and Elizabeth of Bohemia [graduate] (Armstrong) Spring 1995
"Music/Literature/Society" Senior Project (O'Keffe) Spring 1995
Tracking Literary Descents into the Underworld (Spengler) Spring 1995
Contemporary Nature Writing (Coviello) Spring 1995
The Illustrated Novel and Contemporary Theory (Lightman) Spring 1995
The Bible as Literature (Martin, C.) Spring 1995
Oscar Wilde's Uses of Renaissance Allegory (Friedland) Spring 1995
Reading Montaigne's Essays (Phillips) Spring 1995
Reading Melville's Moby-Dick (Mayes) Spring 1995
Reading Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy (Lokey) Spring 1995
Situating Ginsberg's America Through Poetry (Morris) Spring 1995
Ginsberg's Longer Poems (Morris) Fall 1994
Renaissance Ballads and Broadsides [graduate] (Nystrom) Fall 1994
James Dickey's Collected Poems (Wilson, M.) Fall 1994
Representative English Writers [credit by exam] (Patterson) Fall 1994
Melville's Later Novels (Chung) Spring 1994
E. A. Poe's Poetry and Literary Criticism (Piccirilli) Spring 1994
Representative English Writers [credit by exam] (Moore, R.) Spring 1994
Character Sketches in the Renaissance (Purifoy) Spring 1994
Writing/Culture/Difference [senior project] (Eure) Spring 1994
Economics of Salvation, Part II: Melville to Mann (Grogan) Spring 1994
Economics of Salvation, Part I: Marlowe to Goethe (Grogan) Fall 1993
Non-Shakespearean Drama [graduate] (Stewart) Fall 1993
Metaphysical Poetry and Prose (Spann) Fall 1992
City Comedies and Revenge Plays (Wikswo) Fall 1992
Evolution of the Essay: Montaigne to Emerson (Parker) Spring 1992
Genealogy of Skepticism [graduate] (Moore) Spring 1992
Shakespeare's late-plays (Hagewood) Spring 1992
The "Modernisms" of Djuna Barnes and T.S. Eliot (Billingsley) Spring 1991
Milton and Renaissance Ideas of Cosmic Order (Crow) Fall 1990
Montaigne: the place of women (McGregor) Fall 1990
Spenser's Minor Poetry [graduate] (Brand) Spring 1990
Family & Identity in Jacobean Tragedy (Fleming) Spring 1990
Literature & Philosophy: Toward Postmodernism (Mullins) Spring 1990
Renaissance Popular Literature: Commonplaces (Holmes) Spring 1990
Renaissance Popular Literature: The Jest Book (Holmes) Fall 1989
Literature and Philosophy in the Early Modern Era (Mullins) Fall 1989
Bacon and Montaigne (Partridge) Spring 1989
Representative English Writers [credit by exam] (Fernandez) Spring 1989

TEACHING FIELDS AND AREAS OF INTEREST:
Classical Poetic Theory (Plato, Aristotle, Hesiod, Horace, Cicero, Quintilian, Longinus, Augustine)
Bible, Apocrypha, and Saints' Lives (including main Medieval and Early Modern commentaries)
Western Epic (Homer, Virgil, Lucan, Statius, Beowulf, Dante, Roland, Ariosto, Spenser, Milton)
Classical History & Historiography (Xenophon, Plutarch, Pliny, Livy, Herodotus, Suetonius, Tacitus)
Medieval Philosophy (Boethius, Augustine, Anselm, Averroes, Avicenna, Maimonides, Aquinas)
Medieval Romance (Tristan, Parzifal, Volsunga saga, Niebelunglied, prose Edda, lays and lyrics)
Medieval English (drama cycles, Gower, Langland, Lydgate, Pearl, Gawain, Wynnere and Wastoure)
Chaucer (Troilus, Canterbury Tales, Good Women, Fame, Duchess, Fowles, Fame, Boece)
Humanist Educational Theory (Cicero, Seneca, Plutarch, Capella, Erasmus, Mulcaster, Ascham
Reformation (Earmus, Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Belarmine, Tyndall, John Day, Foxe, Perkins) 
Tudor-Stuart Translations (Harington, Golding, Sandys, Florio, North, Holland, Lodge)
Sixteenth Century Poetry (Skelton, Barclay, Wyatt, Surrey, Sackville, Sidney, Spenser)
Renaissance Poetic Theory (Dante, Boccaccio, Scaligar, Sidney, Peacham, Puttenahm, Dryden)
Renaissance Prose (especially allegorical novels, natural history, moral essays, pastoral)
Renaissance Drama (Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson; pageants and masques)
City Comedies (Heywood, Dekker, Munday, Rowley, Beaumont and Fletcher)
Revenge Tragedies (Kyd, Marston, Chapman, Middleton, Tourneur, Webster, Ford)
Seventeenth Century Poetry (Donne, Herbert, Vaughan, Crashaw, Herrick, Lovelace)
Baroque and Encyclopedic Prose (Camden, Ralegh, Bacon, Burton, Browne, Walton)
European Literary Tradition (Petrarch, Rabelais, Montaigne, Cervantes, Goethe)
The Enlightenment (Rousseau, Voltaire, Leibniz, Kant, Schiller, Locke, Hume, Smith)
Romantic Poetry (Thomson, Blake, Burns, Scott, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats)
American Literature (Irving, Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Twain, Roth, Pynchon)
Modern World Literature (Joyce, Borges, Calvino, Pavic, Kundera, Yourcenar)
Continental Philosophy (Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Levinas, Lyotard)
Literature of the Abyss (Sade, Rimbaud, Lautreamont, Bataille, Blanchot, Burroughs, Gaiman)
Envisioning Materialist Historiography (Hegel, Schopenhauer, Marx, Engels, Spengler, Warburg)
Ages of Revolution (Burke, Paine, Proudhon, Bakunin, Lenin, Trotsky; polemics of emancipation)
Modern British Poetry (Hardy, Hopkins, Yeats, Housman, Lawrence, Auden, Larkin)
Modern Drama (Chekhov, Shaw, Wilde, Brecht, Beckett, Stoppard, Pinter, Kushner)
Modern European Cinema (Vertov, Bunuel, Goddard, Herzog, Svebo, Tarr, Svankmajer)
Structuralism (de Saussure, Mauss, Levi-Strauss, Lacan, Jakobson, Barthes, Althusser, Foucault)
Holocaust Studies (Hitler, Wiesel, Levi, Frankl, Lyotard, Weistrich, Gilman, Hilberg, Elon)
Modern Hebrew Poetry (Tchernikhovsky, Shlonsky, Bialik, Amichai, Pagis, Ravikovith)
Modern Hebrew Prose (Amos Oz, Abraham B. Yehoshua, and Aharon Appelfeld)
Opera (Monteverdi, Mozart, Bellini, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Strauss, Floyd, Glass, Adams)
Histories of Natural Science (Alchemy, Astronomy, Cartography, Math, Physics)
Literature and the Arts (mnemonics, applied emblematics, song-cycles, jazz, gospel, r&b)
Pedagogical Theory and Practice (Vygotsky, Dewey, Freire, Giroux, Kozol, Mager, Kohn)