Put simply, I love teaching.
My pedagogical strategy in all the courses I teach is to stress the necessity of developing critical reading and thinking skills through an incorporation of close textual analysis and instruction in cultural and theoretical contexts. In the classroom I emphasize the importance of both established critical and analytic methodologies and the integration of fresh and original interactions with literature. This has led me to expand the definition of “text” beyond the traditional work of literature to include non-literary texts (such as Inuk throat singing or installation work).
Courses taught (selected):
Writing in the Digital Age
Writing for University
Halifax and the World
Canadian Literature: Scripting Community
Contemporary Canadian Literature: Images of the Nation
Contemporary Canadian Literature: Oppositional Archives
Contemporary Canadian Literature: Collapsing the Commons
Cultural Production and Civic Engagement
Representing the Urban (graduate course on Canadian literature)
Contemporary Critical Theory
Introduction to Literature