Teaching

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY AT NEWARK

ENGLISH 4598 – Studying the Margins: Movements, Migrations, Memories (Winter 2020; Instructor of Record)

Advanced undergraduate seminar studying twenty-first century margins—national, political, social, cultural, religious, or even physical/physiological—through consideration of a broad range of contemporary literary works in a variety of genres; authors considered include Malik Sajad, Valeria Luiselli, Thi Bui, Marjane Satrapi, Amitav Ghosh, and Mohsin Hamid

ENGLISH 2220 – Introduction to Shakespeare (Winter 2020; Instructor of Record)

General education course, serving as a key conduit to the English Major, on Shakespeare’s life and works; meticulous attention to five major plays while discussing their relevance in our time: The Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure, Othello, Macbeth, The Tempest

ENGLISH 4520 – Shakespeare’s Major Plays (Winter 2019; Instructor of Record)

Advanced undergraduate seminar towards in-depth literary critical evaluation of five of Shakespeare’s major plays, along with a select consideration of their afterlives; Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, King Lear, The Tempest

ENGLISH 3378 – Special Topics in Film and Literature: World Film Shakespeares (Winter 2019; Instructor of Record)

Advanced undergraduate lecture developing students’ close-reading skills of visual and verbal narrative through critical evaluation of film adaptations of seven Shakespearean comedies and tragedies; The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet, King Lear

ENGLISH 4597 – The Disability Experience in the Contemporary World (Autumn 2018; Instructor of Record)

Advanced undergraduate seminar at the intersection of disability studies and cultural studies; materials considered include life writing, contemporary art and film, podcasts, critical essays, opinion pieces in newspapers, and novels

ENGLISH 2201 – Selected Works of British Literature: Medieval through 1800 (Autumn 2018; Instructor of Record)

Survey course exploring the canon of English Literature from its beginnings to 1800

ENGLISH 1110 – First-Year English Composition (Autumn 2018; Instructor of Record)

Academic writing course on the fundamentals of college-level writing, with an introduction to literary analysis

 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

ENGLISH 420 – Reading With Your Laptop (Winter 2018; Teaching/Writing Fellow)

Upper-level course in literature and the digital humanities; authors considered include Aphra Behn, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen; coursework includes use of the open-source programming language R to develop novel interpretations of literary text

ENGLISH 124 – The Literature of Adventure (Fall 2017; Instructor of Record)

Academic writing course with critical evaluation of significant literatures of adventure generated across the world; authors considered include Homer, Tenzing Norgay, Lauret Savoy, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Robyn Davidson

ENGLISH 124 – Mountain Literatures (Winter 2017; Instructor of Record)

Academic writing course with critical evaluation of significant literatures of mountains and mountaineering across the world; authors considered include Leslie Stephen, Dorothy Pilley, Ang Tharkay, Nan Shepherd, and Robert Macfarlane

ENGLISH 124 – The Literature of Wilderness and Exploration (Fall 2016; Instructor of Record)

Academic writing course with critical evaluation of Western literature of wild and unknown places, discovery, exploration, and conservation; authors considered include John Muir, Isabella Bird, Eric Shipton, Aldo Leopold, and Gary Snyder

ENGLISH 125 – Bodies at Work and Play (Winter 2013; Instructor of Record)

Academic writing course with critical discussion of the inter-relationships between our physical and intellectual selves; authors considered include Jamaica Kincaid, Barack Obama, Elie Wiesel, and David Foster Wallace

ENGLISH 125 – The Literature of Embodiment (Fall 2012; Instructor of Record)

Academic writing course with consideration of selected texts from the literatures of sport, performance, and medicine; authors considered include Alan Sillitoe, Carol Ann Duffy, Marilyn Hacker, and Antony Sher

ENGLISH 366 – Shakespeare’s Contemporaries (Winter 2012; Discussion Section Instructor)

Advanced undergraduate lecture and discussion class covering ten plays by some of Shakespeare’s best-known contemporary playwrights, such as Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, John Webster, and Thomas Dekker

ENGLISH 350 – English Literature before 1700 (Fall 2011; Discussion Section Instructor)

Advanced undergraduate lecture and discussion class of a survey of English literature from its beginnings to 1700

  

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN’S OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE

Fiction in English Today (Fall 2016; Instructor of Record)

Reading and discussion—with adult learners—of themes, interests, and urgencies of contemporary English fiction well received in the US; authors considered: Dina Nayeri, Alice Munro, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Anthony Doerr, and Richard Flanagan

 

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge University Summer School (June-July 2009; Guest Lecturer)

Two in-depth lectures and discussion sections: “Milton and Cambridge,” and “Milton and the English Civil War”

  

JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY

Intermediate French Language and Literature (2007-2008; Instructor of Record)

Critical consideration of eight recent or contemporary French texts—Albert Camus to Marguerite Duras to Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio—to interrogate the social, cultural, and political inheritance of the francophone world

Introduction to French Language and Literature (2006-2008; Instructor of Record)

The basics of French language, and critical consideration of some contemporary French texts (with parallel English or Bengali translation)