Specialized Writing Courses
Style in the Essay; Advanced Composition; Writing in Art, Education, Health Sciences, History, Internships, Science, the Workplace.
American Literature to
the Civil War, American Literature from the Civil War to the Present, British Literature through the Restoration, Special Topics in British Literature: Fantasy Writers of Oxford, Literature of Science
First Year Seminars
Harry Potter as Cultural Phenomenon, Potter on
Film, The Science Fiction and Fantasy
of Ursula K. Le Guin, The Twilight Phenomenon, So You Think You Can Write.
Summer Abroad Course
Science Writing Site
Ursula K. Le Guin's Journey to Post-Feminism
The Twilight Mystique: Critical Essays on the Novels and Films
âTales from the Distaff: A Parallax View of
Earthsea,â PARADOXA 21 (2008).
âMartian Odysseys: Narrative Unrest in Kim Stanley Robinson,â Fantastic Odysseys. Ed. Mary Pharr. Westport, CT: Greenwood,
"Like a Japanese Paper Flower in Water: An
Interview with Kim Stanley Robinson,â Writing on the Edge 12 (2001): 5-14.
Selected Media Coverage
Interviews On the Twilight Series
Goodale, Gloria. "Twilight: Eclipse Taps Magical Powers of Youth Tradition," Christian Science Monitor, 30 June 2010.
Schou, Solvaj. "Women Sink their Teeth into Urban Fantasy," Associated Press, 18 July 2009.
Idea Network, Host: Joy Cardin, Wisconsin
Public Radio, 24 Nov 2008.
Evening News, Producer: Barbara Pierce, 14 Nov 2008.
Yao, Laura. âBitten and Smitten,â The Washington
Post, 1 Aug 2008: CO1.
âAmy Clarke on the Twilight Series,â
School Library Journal, July 2008.
On the Harry Potter Seminar
âHarry Potter, A Scholarly Endeavor,â College Currents Spring 2008: 6-7.
âHarry Potter, A Different Class.â
CBS News, Reporter: Kris Pickel, 9 Oct 2008.
âFreshmen Flock to Small Seminars on Unorthodox
Topics.â The Davis
23 Sept 2007: 1+.
Davis, Haley. âItâs Back to School
Time for Students.â Dateline [Davis, CA]
21 Sept 2007: 1+.
Kane, Elise. âOne Enchanted
Evening.â The California
Aggie [Davis, CA] 19 July 2007: 1+.