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Monday/Wednesday • 1:40 p.m - 2:3O p.m
Friday • 12:00 p.m - 3:OO p.m
ENC 1101 Freshman Comm. Skills I • Mon. Wed. Fri — 9:15 a.m - 10:30 a.m
ENL 4331 Shakespeare I • Mon. Wed. — 12:20 p.m - 1:35 p.m
ENL 3013 English Literature I • Mon. Wed. — 2:30 p.m - 3:45 p.m
I am from the small town of Black in Southeast Alabama, and thus I have an accent
thick enough to pour on a waffle. From an early age I have been enamored of literature,
that which Wordsworth describes as “the spirit breathed from dead men to their kind,”
and I dang sure love running my mouth about it.
This is my dream job.
I wear flipflops to class, except during the week or so every year when the cold or
the rain forces me to wear real shoes. Regardless of the weather, I wear the same
If I see a student wearing a t-shirt featuring some heavy metal band or other, I will
either recommend songs incessantly or talk about the time I saw them in concert until
the student regrets their fashion choice. So far, I have been unable to break myself
of this habit.
I am of Generation X, the last of those who grew up before the internet, so my classes
are not exactly technologically progressive. Students must not expect Powerpoints,
Prezis, or “such-like drolleries,” as Ben Jonson once called The Tempest, but they can expect to learn many things they did not know before.
- Early Modern English Literature
- Twentieth Century British Literature, most especially the works of James Joyce, Evelyn
Waugh, Aldous Huxley and George Orwell
- Twentieth Century American Literature
- Satirical Literature
- Marxist Theory
- University of Alabama • 2010
Ph.D. in English,
Dissertation: “Thou Art Unreal, My Ideal: Nostalgia as Ideology in the Works of Evelyn
Waugh, Aldous Huxley, and George Orwell” defended 30 June 2010
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Patti White
- University of Florida • 2001
M.A. in English,
Thesis: “No New Thing Under the Sun: Old Testament Prophets and Patriarchs in James
Committee Chair: Dr. R. Brandon Kershner.
- University of Alabama • 1999
B.A. in English (cum laude)
- University of Wales at Aberystwyth • 1998
- Associate Professor • Present
Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
- English Instructor • 2008-2014
Enterprise State Community College
“Slaughterhouse-Five,””Herland” “T.S. Eliot,” “Pearl Buck,” “John Kennedy O’Toole” and “A Confederacy of Dunces” Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context, edited by Linda De Roche, ABC-CLIO, 2021.
“Church Burning.” Penumbra, an Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry. 1.6 (2019): 40-45.
“Independent Systems of Ideology: Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall.” Journal of English Literature and Cultural Studies. 2.2 (2019): 131-154.
“Perennial Rule of the Masses: Class, Sex and Decline in Ape and Essence.” Extrapolation. 58.1 (2017): 21-43.
“Crazed by the Moon: The Duality of the Heron in Yeats' Calvary,” Yeats-Eliot Review. 23 (2006): 2-12.
“The Way It Started,” The Rectangle. 76 (2001): 73-75.
“Men of Black, Alabama,” The Rectangle. 72 (1998): 25-28.
“Report Concerning the Dreadful Case of Enoch Threats,” Heath Anthology of American Literature Newsletter. 17 (1998): 4-5.
“Gordon MacInnes.” The Waiting Room. Directed by Luther Wells. FAMU Essential Theatre, February 16-20, 2022.
ENC 0015 Developmental Writing I
ENC 1101 Freshman Communication Skills I
ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills II
ENL 3013 English Literature I
ENL 3034 English Literature II
ENL 4331 Shakespeare I
ENL 4332 Shakespeare II