Teaching

(Selected)

BA
Introduction to Anglo-American Literature, from 1750 to the present
Poetry Post-1945
John Milton’s Paradise Lost
Wordsworth and Nature Poetry
Poetry and Letters of John Keats
The Poetry of Birds
Poetry of the Anthropocene
Eco-writing: the poetry and prose of Kathleen Jamie
Sacred and Profane: Don Paterson’s poetry and prose
Four Elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air in Seamus Heaney’s poetry
Oxford Fantasists: Carroll, Lewis, Tolkien, Pullman
Animal and Child: animal stories for child readers

MA
Climate Change and the Literary Imagination
Katabasis: the Descent to Hell from Virgil and Dante to the present
Crossover Fiction: Children’s Literature and Adult Readers
Kazuo Ishiguro and Memory Fiction
Translation and Poetics: Seamus Heaney’s Aeneid Book VI
Modern Poetry and the Auditory Imagination
Romantic Poetry and Music
British Magic Realism
Fantasy Before Tolkien: Morris, Dunsany, Buchan, Lindsay
Critical Approaches: Mikhail Bakhtin’s Dialogism; Ecocriticism

External

University of Provence: Lecturing Fellowship, Centre for Anglophone Studies, Aix-en-Provence (24 May- 25 June, 2007).

Lodz University: Invited Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, Lodz, Poland (5-20 March, 1995).

The Charles University: Visiting Lecturer in English Literature, Department of English and American Literature, Prague (full-time, Aug1990 – July 1992).

University of Geneva: ‘George Herbert and the Impossibility of Poetry’, guest seminar leader, Renaissance Literature Doctoral Workshop, Spring 2010.

University of Neuchatel: ‘What it Means to be Human: the writings of Primo Levi’ (MA) guest seminar leader, Spring 2010.

University of Neuchatel, Modern British Literature from 1785 to the present (BA), Lecture Series, Autumn 2013.

University of Geneva, ‘The Poetics of Listening: Jean-Luc Nancy’s A l’écoute and Seamus Heaney’s District and Circle‘, guest seminar leader, Modern Literature Doctoral Workshop, Autumn 2014.