Midterm Advice from Your Kooky Southern Aunt

I’ve been giving students advice a lot lately. It’s that time of the semester. For me, pumpkin lattes are the harbinger of panicked emails. It’s midterm, and in the best of times, it’s the moment when a lot of students recognize that they are no longer in the orientation phase but actually on the downhillContinue reading “Midterm Advice from Your Kooky Southern Aunt”

Making a Class Podcast

I’ve been philosophical about the feeling of teaching virtually in a pandemic, but now it’s time to get specific. Here’s a thing I’m doing with a literature survey class that seems to be working: a class podcast. In short, it’s the “audio_only” part of a Zoom recording. I tack on a little musical jingle-jangle atContinue reading “Making a Class Podcast”

Simple Presence

When classes adjourned in March amid stay-at-home orders and campus closures all over the country, I moved my classes online for the last four weeks of the term like everyone else. I quickly pared down my literature courses into only their most essential parts: read, demonstrate evidence of reading, and write the final literary analysisContinue reading “Simple Presence”

About Me

I am a PhD candidate in the English Department at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where I teach courses in composition. Last year, I served as the Associate Editor of descant,TCU’s literary journal, and I am currently serving as Graduate Lecturer. My academic interests include 20th Century Southern women writers, gender studies, food culture,Continue reading “About Me”