I locate my teaching and research interests in postcolonial theory, Middle Eastern and North African literatures, composition theory, and masculinity and terrorism studies. My publications include Crossing Borderlands: Composition and Postcolonial Studies (U of Pittsburgh P, 2004), African Masculinities: men in Africa from the late 19th century to the present (Palgrave, 2005), Islamic Masculinities (Zed Books, 2006), and Men in African Film & Fiction (James Currey, 2011).
This variable content course introduces methods of literary research as an in-depth process through one or more case studies. Not to be taken by students with *6 in approved junior English. This course can only be taken once for credit. Note: refer to the Class Schedule and the Department of English and Film Studies website for specific topics.Summer Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
This course, designed to increase the student's ability to write effective essays, emphasizes the study of grammar, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure. The study of models of prose style is integrated with frequent practice in writing. ENGL 299 is not a remedial course. Note: Restricted to students in the Faculty of Education. Prerequisite: *6 of junior English, or *3 of junior English plus WRS 101.Fall Term 2021
Selected works from the Middle-Eastern context. Content and period focus may vary. Prerequisite: *6 of junior English, or *3 of junior English plus WRS 101 or 102.Fall Term 2021
To increase the student's ability to write clear nonfiction prose. Models of prose style are central, combined with frequent practice in writing on the basis of such models. Prerequisite: *3 of junior English (or equivalent). Not to be taken by students with credit in WRITE 298.Winter Term 2022