Fall 2023 and Spring/Summer 2024


I am on a research sabbatical for Fall 2023. My Spring 2024 courses are LIT 102 Approaches to Literature (two sections) and LIT 210 Speculative Fiction (which will include discussion of the books listed below). In Summer 2024 I will teach LIT 499 Dystopian Literature.

Speculative Fiction course:

Butler, Octavia. Bloodchild and Other Stories

Clark, P. Djeli. A Dead Djinn in Cairo, in Tor, https://www.tor.com/2016/05/18/a-dead-djinn-in-cairo/

Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle

El-Mohtar, Amal, and Max Gladstone. This is How You Lose the Time War

Le Guin, Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness

Okorafor, Nnedi, Noor

Roanhorse, Rebecca, editor. The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2022


  • walking and talking trees in Anglo-American speculative fiction
  • early modern British poetry

Latest good read

Rundell, Katherine. Super-Infinite (fascinating biography of John Donne)

Latest good movie or series

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (documentary)