Courses Taught

I have taught a broad range of literature and culture and other liberal arts/ humanities subjects at the college and high-school level over the past twenty years. Below is a summary of my teaching experience, including links to some of my syllabi. Course descriptions are included for the first listing of all university-level courses taught. If you are interested in seeing others of my course descriptions or syllabi, just drop me a line and let me know.

At Lindenwood University

Course Offerings, Spring 2018

English 170, Research and Argumentation

English 280 Honors, The British Arthurian Legend (study abroad)

English 338, Medieval Literature

Course Offerings, Fall 2017

English 170, Research and Argumentation

English 201, World Literature I

English 380, Medieval Afterlives: Modern Representations of the Medieval (online)

English 404, History of the English Language

Lindenwood Learning Community, The Global Arthurian Legend (freshman seminar)

Course Offerings, Summer 2017

English 205, British Literature I (online)

Course Offerings, Spring 2017

English 170, Research and Argumentation

English 201, World Literature I

English 332, Chaucer

Course Description

This course focuses on the reading of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, with primary emphasis on questions of authorship, readership and audience, genre, language, and interpretation and analysis.A secondary focus on relationships, including close reading of the texts in the Marriage Group and of how men and women interact with one another in the Tales, enables students to develop critical approaches to reading Chaucer that are grounded in gender studies, including feminist, masculinity, and queer interpretations. Students read the Canterbury Tales in Middle English.

Course Offerings, Fall 2016

English 170, Research and Argumentation (College Writing)

English 201, World Literature I

Course Description

This course is a survey of World Literature from earliest recorded texts through the 16th century, with an emphasis on companionative and comparative reading practices. I have organized the course thematically, rather than chronologically, and we consider five major human-centered ideas: faith, war, death, journeying, and love, organized in three-week units. Each unit includes texts from at least five different world cultures and from multiple time periods, permitting students to explore each theme’s development across time and place as well as within different societies. Each text is contextualized in brief lectures that feature cultural facts, images of artworks, architectural structures, and important figures, and whenever possible, recitations in the text’s language of origin. At the end of each unit, students are tasked with locating, reading, and writing about a text written in any culture and after 1500 that feaures the unit theme, but that we have not read in class, with the goal  of showing first, that they can identify the theme’s presence in unfamiliar texts, and second, of observing and recording how a given theme has been developed in a time and place we have not studied yet, thus furthering their knowledge and allowing them to read and write about texts of personal interest to them.

English 205, British Literature I

Course Description

This course is a survey of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 18th century, considering questions of authorship, readership and audience, genre, language, and interpretation, and reading literary texts in companionative fashion alongside contextual materials like maps, primary source documents including letters and inventories, manuscript evidence, and artworks and architecture.

English 404, History of the English Language

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the study of the English language. The phonology, history, and grammar of English are examined in the context of cultural, social, and political history with attention also to current linguistic theory. Students learn to describe in summary fashion the history and development of the English language. identify and understand the phonological, morphological, and syntactic characteristics of Old English, Middle English, and Modern English, recognize and articulate the major patterns and causes of linguistic change, use appropriate scholarly resources to research and discuss language acquisition, dialect, and semantic change in English, understand and analyze the subject of language acquisition and development, and examine and interpret historical, cultural, and political aspects of language use from an informed linguistic perspective.

At UNC Greensboro

Course Offerings, Spring 2016

English 105, Introduction to Narrative: Heroes and Monsters

English 101, College Writing I (Rhetoric and Composition)

Course Offerings, Fall 2015

English 101, College Writing I (Rhetoric and Composition)

English 210 Literature and the Arts: Medieval Afterlives

Course Description:

This course will consider both the medieval origins and popular afterlives of major cultural figures including King Arthur, Lancelot, and Guinevere; Tristan and Isolde; Robin Hood, and Joan of Arc; the origins of J.R.R. Tolkien’s middle-Earth fantasy books; and how the modern world has re-imagined the medieval period through stories and poetry, graphic novels and comics, art, opera, symphonic metal, television, and film. Students in this class will compile lists of medieval references in everyday life, conduct a multimodal Internet scavenger hunt for medieval subjects resulting in an annotated bibliography, write a critical essay explaining how medieval subjects are put to contemporary use, and develop a 15-minute oral presentation on one medieval subject and its pop culture afterlife, including at least 3 multi-media components. By the end of the term, students will have foundational knowledge of the medieval literature and culture of Northern Europe and a broad understanding of the continued influence of the medieval period on modern pop culture.

Course Offerings, Summer 2015

English 105 online Introduction to Narrative: Heroes and Monsters: Narratives of Identity and Alterity

Course Offerings, Spring 2015

English 106 (2 sections) Introduction to Poetry: “Dreamers, Dreams, and Dreaming”

Course Description:

The oldest recorded poem composed in the English language—“Caedmon’s Hymn,” c. 658-680 CE—was the product of a dream, and since that first recorded dream vision, poets’ fascination with dreams and dreaming has never waned. The dream language of metaphor, symbolism, imagery, and allusion is also the poet’s toolkit, a means by which to explore and seek to describe, explain, and understand things that seem beyond our grasp intellectually and emotionally, and it is through our dreams that human beings seek to understand our realities on a subconscious level. In this course, we will explore the poetry of dreamers, dream visions, and dreaming in the English and American literary traditions through poems ranging from the 8th century through the 21st. We will study a wide variety of poetic forms, including sonnets, ballads, hymns, free and blank verse, and poetic genres, including lyric and narrative poetry. Students will create online dream journals (commonplace books of poetry), and will try their hand at writing their own, original works and creating a multimedia poem. Other course assignments include weekly Blackboard discussion participation, a poetic analysis, a 3-5 page essay, a midterm and a final examination, student led discussions, and a group project consisting of an 8-10 minute oral presentation with a visual component.

Course Offerings, Fall 2014

English 101, College Writing I (Rhetoric and Composition)

Freshman Seminar 120, Transnational and Transcultural: The Global King Arthur Tradition

Course Description:

Do you or someone you know live on Camelot Drive, drive a Toyota Avalon, or use King Arthur flour to bake cookies? The legend of King Arthur has become so finely interwoven into our everyday lives that it is difficult to imagine the world without Arthuriana in it. In this course we will trace the development of the Arthurian legend from its medieval origins through the literature of our own time, with particular emphasis on its global nature. This course is writing intensive. Written assignments include critical analysis of character and theme; performing close reading of texts; developing a compare/contrast essay on texts from two different cultures; compiling a researched dossier on a student’s knight of choice; keeping track of Arthurian references encountered outside of class and using the results to write a critical reflection on the legend’s presence in contemporary culture; and engaging creatively with the material by exploring how students might fit into the Arthurian tradition through reflection on their own strengths and weaknesses and the development of their own knightly identity. By the end of the term, students in this course will have a broad understanding of the complexity and richness of the global Arthurian tradition. They will also have engaged in and successfully negotiated many of the acts required of a college student: critical reading, analysis, and reflection on texts; research; theoretical application; and synthesis.

Course Offerings, Spring 2014

English 101, College Writing I (Rhetoric and Composition)

English 104, Literary Alchemy: Texts of Transformations and Becoming (Introduction to Literature)

Course Description:

C.S. Lewis famously said: “we read to know we are not alone.” Each new text we engage with as readers presents us with an opportunity for transformation. When we read — every time we read, and whether we are aware of it or not — we also experience a personal change that can be either profound or infinitesimal, but always results in a shift in our thinking so that over time, our reading becomes an integral aspect of our identity. As readers, we are always becoming – becoming better readers, becoming better thinkers, becoming more informed, and finally, becoming part of the literary tradition we are studying, as its audience. In seeking to understand literature not only on its own merits, but also through consideration of the historical, cultural, and literary traditions that produce it, we are also in no small part seeking to understand ourselves and the world around us. In this course, we will consider a variety of texts written from the medieval era to the present day, including plays, short stories, poems, and novels, that deal on many levels with this idea of transformation and becoming as a road to understanding, through a lens of “literary alchemy” – a theory of physical and metaphysical change and transformation that includes the examination of such themes as birth, life, death, and regeneration; nature, science, and the supernatural; nurture and becoming; the Self and the Other; the individual and the collective; and isolation and relationships. By the end of the course, we will have acquired a basic vocabulary of literary terms and conventions… and we will also have undergone our own transformation as readers of literature. You may find that you never again look at reading, or yourself as a reader, in quite the same way.

Course Offerings, Fall 2013

English 101, College Writing I (Rhetoric and Composition)

English 105, Heroes and Monsters: Narratives of Identity and Alterity (Introduction to Narrative)

Course Description:

This course will provide a variety of critical lenses for considering the relationships between culture and narrative, focusing on the themes of heroism and monstrosity. Drawing on a selection of narratives ranging from epic poetry, medieval romance, and the gothic novel to middle-grade fantasy, YA paranormal romance, and the graphic novel, we will consider the relevance of stories and storytelling to our daily lives, how our narratives shape the roles we play in society, and the various conventions of identity and otherness that they reinforce or undermine. We’ll look closely at what constitutes a narrative, how narrative forms change and develop over time and between cultures, how narratives codify and subvert cultural beliefs, and how writers and readers use narrative to articulate their own ideologies. We will develop a vocabulary for discussing, analyzing, and writing about narrative documents. As we read the texts for this class, we will also be asking and constructing answers for the following questions: What is a hero? What is a monster? Can a hero be monstrous? Can a monster be heroic? What is the role of heroes and monsters in a culture? And finally, (why) do we need heroes and monsters?

Course Offerings, Spring 2013

English 101, College Writing I (Rhetoric and Composition)

Course Offerings, Fall 2012

English 101, College Writing I (Rhetoric and Composition)

Course Description:

The purpose of English 101 is to help you become a better writer and critical thinker through the study, analysis and application of foundational rhetorical principles to the common scholarly (one might even say simply, “human”) activities of reading, writing, listening, and response. By the end of the course, students will have extensively studied the rhetorical process and applied it to their writing. Course readings are chosen to help you understand the writing process and use structural tools more confidently, while class instruction and activities focus on reading rhetorically, choosing and developing an idea, paper organization, editing and peer editing, and the summarizing, quotation and paraphrasing, and proper documentation of source materials.

Previous Teaching Experience (Carlbrook School, 2002-2012)

Carlbrook was a year-round private boarding school with a teaching load of 6 courses per term, 5 terms per academic year (30 courses per year). Below is a list of the courses I taught there, many with links to their corresponding syllabus. Right-clicking on syllabus links will give you the option to open them in separate tabs as Word documents. If there is a course for which you do not see a syllabus link but would like a copy of the syllabus, please let me know.

Course Offerings, Term 3, 2012

The Literature of Genocide

AP Art History: 17-19th Century Art

Shakespeare’s Comedies

Tolkien and the Epic Tradition

Medieval British Literature

Women in Medieval Literature

Course Offerings, Term 2, 2012

AP Art History: Medieval/Renaissance Art

The “Other” in Shakespeare

Monsters in British Literature

Wicked Women in Literature

Mythology and Folklore

Arthuriana

Course Offerings, Term 1, 2012

Pilgrimage to Paradise (Chaucer, Malory, Spenser, Milton)

AP Art History: Greek & Roman Art & Architecture

Harry Potter & The Art Of The Allusion

The Bible and Literature

Epic Literature

Shakespeare’s Women

Course Offerings, Term 5, 2011

British Literature: The Victorians and the Moderns

Race and Ethnicity in Medieval Literature

Bad Boys in British Literature

Wicked Women in Literature (Witches and Bitches)

Arthuriana

AP Art History: 16th-19th Century Art

Course Offerings, Term 4, 2011

Lewis and Tolkien
Literature of Genocide
Creative Writing
AP Art History: Medieval & Renaissance Art
Shakespeare’s Comedies
British Romanticism

Course Offerings, Term 3 2011

English Renaissance Excluding Shakespeare

Research Methods

Greek and Roman Art & Architecture

19th and 20th century women’s writing

Monsters in British Literature

Tissues and Issues

Course Offerings, Term 2, 2011

Medieval British Literature

Epic Literature

Women’s Writing

Research Methods

Modern Art History

Shakespeare’s Latin Plays

Course Offerings, Term 1, 2011

The Bible and Literature

Viking Literature

Women in Medieval Literature

Irish Literature

From Pilgrimage to Paradise

Nonwestern Art History

Course Offerings, Term 5, 2010

Harry Potter and the Art of the Allusion
Wicked Women in Literature
Monsters in British Literature
The Victorians and the Moderns
The “Other” in Shakespeare
AP Art History: 17th-19th Century Art

Course Offerings, Term 4, 2010

Lewis and Tolkien
Literature of Genocide
Creative Writing
AP Art History: Medieval & Renaissance Art
Tissues and Issues: Female Archetypes in Literature
British Romanticism

Course Offerings, Term 3, 2010

Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Arthuriana
Literature of the British Renaissance, excluding Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s Comedies
Women in Medieval Writing
Mythology and Folklore

Course Offerings, Term 2, 2010

Medieval and Renaissance Art
Medieval British Literature
Bad Boys in British Literature
Tolkien and the Epic Tradition
19th and 20th Century Women’s Writing
The Bible and Literature (New Course Offering)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/Thebibleandliterature.doc?attredirects=0&d=1

Course Offerings, term 1, 2010

Early British Epic and Saga

Bad Boys in British Literature

Tissues and Issues (Female archetypes in literature)

Epic Literature (J.R.R. Tolkien and Nation Building in the Classical and Modern Epic Traditions)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/EpicliteratureTolkien.doc?attredirects=0&d=1

Harry Potter and the Art of the Allusion (research methods class)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/HarryPotterandtheArtoftheallusion.doc?attredirects=0&d=1

Greek and Roman Art and Architecture (Art History)

Course Offerings, Term 5, 2009

Children’s Literature (New Course Offering)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/Childrenslitsyllabus2009.doc?attredirects=0&d=1

Irish Literature

Witches and Bitches in Literature

Literature of Genocide

Shakespeare’s Comedies

AP Art History: Art of the Nonwestern World

Course Offerings, Term 4, 2009

British Literature: Bad Boys in Medieval British Literature (new course offering)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/ElmesBadBoysinMedievalBritishLiterature2009.doc?attredirects=0

Gendered Voices (New course offering)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/Elmes%2CGenderedVoices2009.doc?attredirects=0

British Romanticism

Mythology & Folklore

Creative Writing

AP Art History: Modern art

Course Offerings, Term 3 2009

British Literature: English Renaissance Excluding Shakespeare

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/LiteratureoftheEnglishRenaissancesyllabus2009.pdf?attredirects=0

19th & 20th Century Women Writers (New course offering)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/19th%2620thcwomen%27swriting2009.pdf?attredirects=0

Monsters and Violence in British Texts (New course offering)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/MonstersandViolenceinBritishLiterature2009.pdf?attredirects=0

19th Century Russian Prose

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/RussianProse2009.pdf?attredirects=0

Performance Literature II: 19th and 20th Century Drama

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/PerformanceLiteratureIIsyllabus2009.pdf?attredirects=0

AP Art History : 17th-19th Century Art and Architecture

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/17thto19thcenturyrevisedsyllabusarthistory2009.pdf?attredirects=0

Course Offerings, Term 2 2009

British Literature: Medieval (restructured course offering – new track)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/MedievalBritishLiteratureSyllabus2009.doc?attredirects=0

Survey of Women in Medieval Literature (new course offering)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/WomeninMedievalWriting.doc?attredirects=0

Tolkien’s Women: Female Archetypes in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (new course offering)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/Tolkienswomensyllabus2009.doc?attredirects=0

French Literature: Survey Medieval – 19th Century

Performance Literature I: Theatre History, Classical – 17th-Century Drama

AP Art History: Medieval / Renaissance Art and Architecture

Course Offerings, Term I 2009

Early British Epic and Saga (Viking Literature) (New course offering)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/EarlyBritishEpicandSagasyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

Epic Literature

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/epiclit2009.doc?attredirects=0

AP Art History: Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

Arthuriana

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/Elmes-BritLitV2009.doc?attredirects=0

Tissues and Issues (Female Archetypes in Literature)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/TissuesandIssues2009.doc?attredirects=0

Course Offerings: 2008-2009

Irish Literature (new course offering)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/IrishLiteraturesyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

Witches and Bitches in Literature (new course offering – Negative Female Archetypes)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/WickedWomeninLiterature.doc?attredirects=0

Shakespearean Comedy (new course offering)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/Shakespearecomediessyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

British Literature: The Renaissance Excluding Shakespeare (new course offering )

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/LiteratureoftheEnglishRenaissancesyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

Mythology and Folklore

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/MythologyandFolkloresyllabusterm52008Elmes.doc?attredirects=0

AP Art History: Nonwestern Art

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/arthistoryrevisednonwesternsyllabus2008.doc?attredirects=0

British Literature: Arthuriana

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/ElmesBritLitV2008.doc?attredirects=0

Shakespeare’s Latin Plays

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/ShakespeareLatinPlays2008.doc?attredirects=0

Early American Writing

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/ElmesEarlyAmericanWritings2008.doc?attredirects=0

Epic Literature

Women’s Writing

Greek & Roman Art & Architecture

British Literature I: Middle Ages – 17th Century

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/britlitI2008.doc?attredirects=0

French Literature: Author Study-Alexandre Dumas

Asian-American Literature

Medieval/Renaissance Art History

Performance Literature I: Ancient Drama- 17th Century European Drama

17th-19th Century Art History

American Literature 1900-1945

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/AmericanLiterature19001945syllabus20082.doc?attredirects=0

British Literature II: Victorians and Moderns

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/CourseSyllabusbritlit2revised2.doc?attredirects=0

Literature of Genocide

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/LiteratureofGenocidesyllabus20082.doc?attredirects=0

Creative Writing

Russian Prose

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/RussianProse20082.doc?attredirects=0

Lewis & Tolkien

Performance Literature II: 19th and 20th Century American and European Drama

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/PerformanceLiteratureIIsyllabus2.doc?attredirects=0

Tissues & Issues: Female Archetypes in Literature

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/TissuesandIssues2.doc?attredirects=0

Mythology & Folklore

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/MythologyandFolkloresyllabusElmes.doc?attredirects=0

British Romanticism

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/BritishLiteratureIIIsyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

Modern Art History

Courses: 2007-2008

Greek & Roman Art and Architecture

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/ArthistoryrevisedGreek%26Romansyllabus2007.doc?attredirects=0

British Literature I: Middle Ages- 17th Century

Shakespeare’s Latin Plays

Epic Literature

Early American Writing

Women’s Literature

British Literature II: Victorians and Moderns

Performance Literature I: Ancient Drama- 17th Century European Drama

Medieval/Renaissance Art

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/ArtHistoryrevisedMed-Rensyllabus2007.doc?attredirects=0

American Literature 1865-1900

Literature of Genocide

French Literature: Author Study – Alexandre Dumas

Jewish-American Literature

Russian Prose

17th-19th Century Art History

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/17thto19thcenturyrevisedsyllabusarthistory2007.doc?attredirects=0

American Literature 1900-1945

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/AmericanLiterature19001945syllabus2007.doc?attredirects=0

Performance Literature II: 19th-20th Century European and American Drama

British Romanticism

American Literature 1945-1975

Modern Art History

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/ModernArtHistoryrevised2007.doc?attredirects=0

Asian-American Literature

Lewis & Tolkien

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/lewisandtolkiensyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

Nonwestern Literature

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/nonwesternlitsyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

Courses: 2006-2007

Performance Literature II: 19th & 20th Century Drama in Europe and America

Contemporary American Literature

British Literature III: Romanticism

Epic Literature

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/epiclit.doc?attredirects=0

Greek & Roman Art & Architecture

Women’s Literature

African-American Literature

French Literature

Shakespeare’s Latin Plays

American Literature 1865-1900

Medieval/Renaissance Art

British Literature I: Middle Ages-17th Century

Performance Literature I: Survey Ancient Drama – 17th Century European Drama

American Literature 1900-1945

British Literature II: Victorians and Moderns

17th-19th Century Art History

Russian Prose

Literature of Genocide

Jewish-American Literature

Performance Literature II: 19th-20th Century European and American Drama

World Literature Special Topics: Vikram Seth & The Modern Indian Novel

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/WorldLiteratureSpecialTopicssyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

American Literature 1945-1975

British Literature III: The Romantics

Modern Art

Art of the Nonwestern World

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/arthistoryrevisednonwesternsyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

Contemporary American Fiction

Creative Writing

Nonwestern Literature

Lewis & Tolkien

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/lewisandtolkiensyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

Asian-American Literature

Courses: 2005-2006

Performance Literature II: 19th & 20th Century Drama in Europe and America

Contemporary American Literature

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/ContemporaryAmericanLiterature.doc?attredirects=0

British Literature III: Romanticism

Epic Literature

Greek & Roman Art & Architecture

Women’s Literature

African-American Literature

French Literature

Shakespeare’s Latin Plays

American Literature 1865-1900

Medieval/Renaissance Art

British Literature I: Middle Ages-17th Century

Performance Literature I: Survey Ancient Drama – 17th Century European Drama

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/PerformanceLiteratureI.doc?attredirects=0

American Literature 1900-1945

British Literature II: Victorians and Moderns

17th-19th Century Art History

Russian Prose

Literature of Genocide

Jewish-American Literature

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/Jewishamericanlitsyllabus2006.doc?attredirects=0

Courses: 2004-2005

Epic Literature

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/epiclit.doc?attredirects=0

Early American Literature

Women’s Literature

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/Women%27slitsyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

Russian Literature

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/Russianliteraturesyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

American Literature: 1865-1900

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/AmericanLiterature1865-1915.doc?attredirects=0

African-American Literature

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/AfricanAmericanLiterature.doc?attredirects=0

French Literature

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/FrenchLiterature.doc?attredirects=0

American Literture 1900-1945

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/AmericanLiterature19001945syllabus.doc?attredirects=0

British Literature I: Middle Ages-Renaissance

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/BritishLiteratureI.doc?attredirects=0

Literature of Genocide

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/LiteratureofGenocidesyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

Nonwestern Literature

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/nonwesternlitsyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

American Literature 1945-1975

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/AmericanLiterature1956-75.doc?attredirects=0

British Literature II: Victorians and Moderns

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/CourseSyllabusbritlit2revised.doc?attredirects=0

Performance Literature I: Survey Ancient Drama- 18th Century European Drama

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/PerformanceLiteratureI.doc?attredirects=0

AP Art History: 17th-19th century art

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/17thto19thcenturysyllabusarthistory.doc?attredirects=0

AP Art History: Greek and Roman Art

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/ArtHistoryGreekArtcourseoutline.doc?attredirects=0

AP Art History: Medieval/Renaissance Art

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/ArtHistoryMedRensyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

AP Art History: Nonwestern Art

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/arthistorynonwesternsyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

AP Art History: Modern Art

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/ModernArtrevisedforaudit.doc?attredirects=0

French History

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/FrenchHistory.doc?attredirects=0

Courses: 2003-2004

French I (2 sections)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/FrancaisIsyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

French III

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/FrancaisIIIsyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

French IV

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/FrancaisIV-Vsyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

French IV/AP: Sample examinations

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/APFrenchmidterm.doc?attredirects=0

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/APFrenchLiteraturefinal.doc?attredirects=0

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/FrenchIV.doc?attredirects=0

Creative Writing (2 sections)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/CreativeWriting.doc?attredirects=0

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/TheWritingWorkshopPortfolio.doc?attredirects=0

Russian Prose (3 sections)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/nonwesternlitsyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

Nonwestern Literature (3 sections)

http://sites.google.com/site/melissaelmes/Home/publications-and-papers/courses-taught/nonwesternlitsyllabus.doc?attredirects=0

Courses taught prior to 2003:

French 201-D05, Intermediate Fr I, College of William and Mary. TA, responsible for creating and implementing once-weekly discussion sessions for 16 students. 1995

French 201-D07, College of William and Mary. TA, responsible for creating and implementing once-weekly discussion sessions for 4 students. 1997

English 10, 10 honors, 11 honors, 12 – Nottoway County High School, Nottoway, VA 1997-1999

French 1-IV AP – Nottoway High School, Nottoway, VA 1997-1999

French I – R.L. Hardy Middle School, Washington, D.C. 1999-2000

French I, II, III – Kennedy High School, Richmond, VA 2000-2001

Spanish I, II – Chandler Middle School, Richmond, VA 2000-2001

French I – Henderson Middle School, Richmond, VA 2001-2002

Creative Writing – Henderson Middle School, Richmond, VA 2001-2002

French I – Binford Middle School, Richmond, VA 2001-2002

French I-AP, Spanish I-III, Latin I – The Carlbrook School, Halifax County, Virginia, 2002-2003

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