Over the past decade, my teaching has spanned the medieval and early modern periods, and has included forays into classical and continental literature.  I have offered undergraduate and graduate teaching on material from Old English riddles and Beowulf to the works of Shakespeare.  With Professor Julia Boffey, I have supervised a PhD dissertation on verba vana in the literature of Ricardian London.

The following is a list of the courses I have taught at the University of Lausanne, at Queen Mary, University of London, and as a PhD student at the University of Cambridge.

University of Lausanne

Chaucer’s Dream Poems

Designed and delivered this semester-long third-year seminar on Chaucer’s dream poems and their sources; designed and marked its assignments, 2014 (c. 25 students; 28 classroom hours).  Provided supplementary reading materials and coordinated student discussion boards on an extensive online course area.

Discovery: Medieval English Literature

Designed and delivered this semester-long compulsory first-year course on medieval English literature; designed and marked its assignments, 2014 (c. 180 students; 28 classroom hours; 11 lectures).  Provided supplementary reading materials and coordinated student discussion boards on an extensive online course area.

Emotions in the Works of the Gawain-Poet 

Designed and delivered this semester-long third-year/MA seminar on the works of the Gawain-Poet; designed and marked its assignments, 2013 (c. 16 students; 28 classroom hours).  Provided supplementary reading materials and coordinated student discussion boards on an extensive online course area.

Love, Sex, and Marriage in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales  

Designed and delivered this semester-long second-year course on the Canterbury Tales; designed and marked its assignments, 2013 (c. 30 students; 28 classroom hours).  Provided supplementary reading materials and coordinated student discussion boards on an extensive online course area.

Introduction to Medieval Language and Literature I 

Delivered this semester-long first-year workshop on Old English language and literature; designed and marked its assignments, 2013 (c. 15 students; 28 workshop hours).  Provided supplementary reading materials and coordinated student discussion boards on an extensive online course area.

Introduction to Medieval Language and Literature II 

Delivered this semester-long second-year workshop on Middle English language and literature; designed and marked its assignments, 2012 (c. 10 students; 28 workshop hours).  Provided supplementary reading materials and coordinated student discussion boards on an extensive online course area.

English Literature Survey

Contributed lectures to this compulsory team-taught first-year course; designed and marked its assignments for the autumn semester, 2013 (c. 120 students).

Dreams, Nightmares, and Visions in 15th-Century Poetry

Designed and convened this third-year seminar on medieval dream poetry; designed and marked its assignments, 2013 (c. 10 students).

PhD Professionalization workshop  

Initiated, designed and delivered this series of workshops for PhD students in the English department at UNIL, 2012 – present (c. 15 students).  I have also been invited to conduct similar workshops at the Universities of Geneva and Neuchâtel.

MA ‘Mémoire’ workshop

Dissertation-writing workshop for MA students at the University of Lausanne, 2012 – present (c. 20 students).

Queen Mary, University of London

ESH110 Literatures in Time: Texts and Contexts from the 8th to the 16th Century

Convened, delivered, and designed and marked assignments for this compulsory first-year module, 2008 – 2011; taught on the course 2011 – 2012 (c. 200 students; 21 lectures).  Managed 6 teaching assistants and 2 assistant lecturers.  Provided all course materials and further resources on an extensive online course area.  Initiated and coordinated guided student visits to the British Museum, Museum of London, National Gallery, and National Portrait Gallery.

ESH250 Chaucer

Convened and delivered this year-long, second-year lecture/seminar module, 2008 – 2010; taught on the course 2010 – 2012 (c. 20-40 students; 20 lectures and 22 seminars).  Placed supplementary course materials, extra resources, discussion groups, and web links on an extensive online course area.  Initiated and coordinated a visit to the Museum of London and a guided introduction to manuscripts and early printed editions of Chaucer at Senate House Library.

ESH374 Shame and Shamelessness in Medieval Literature

Designed, convened, and delivered this semester-long, third-year seminar module, and designed and marked its assignments, 2009 – 2012 (c. 15 students; 22 seminar hours).  Provided supplementary reading materials and coordinated student discussion boards on an extensive online course area.

ESH318 Medieval Troy

Convened and delivered this semester-long, third-year seminar module, and designed and marked its assignments, 2008 – 2009, 2012 (c. 15 students; 22 seminar hours).  Provided supplementary reading materials and coordinated student discussion boards on an extensive online course area.

ESH101 Shakespeare

Wrote and delivered lectures for this compulsory first-year module, 2008 – 2011 (c. 250 students; c. 10 out of 21 lectures).

ESH365 English Dissertation

Supervised the research and writing of undergraduate dissertations on medieval and early modern topics, 2008 – 2012.

Second PhD Supervisor: Robert Ellis, ‘Verba Vana: Empty Words in Ricardian London’

Supervised dissertation research and writing, and conducted annual reviews of doctoral candidate’s progress, 2008 – 2012.

MA Core Course: The Production of Texts in Context

Conducted seminar on Fortune in medieval and early modern literature and visual culture for this compulsory postgraduate module, 2008 – 2012 (c. 15 students).  Supervised and marked course essays.

University of Cambridge

Part I, Paper 1: English Literature and its Contexts, 1300-1550

Taught in supervisions at Newnham College and Churchill College, 2005-2007.

Part I, Paper 6: Literary Criticism

Taught in seminars at St. Catherine’s College, 2005-2006.

Part II, Paper 3: Chaucer

Taught in supervisions at Fitzwilliam College, 2004-2005.

Part II Dissertation

Supervised final-year undergraduate dissertations on medieval and Tudor topics at Jesus College and New Hall.

Middle English Translation

Taught in seminars and supervisions at Emmanuel College, Newnham College, and Queens’ College, 2004-2007.

Revision sessions for Part I, Paper 1: English Literature and its Contexts, 1300-1550

Newnham College, Jesus College, Emmanuel College, and Downing College, 2003-2006.

The following are short videos I produced in conjunction with QMUL’s Learning Institute, which has compiled a publicly accessible collection of videos of tips concerning how to improve teaching and learning. Two of my videos are included below; for the Learning Institute’s full collection of ‘Ideas’ videos, click here.

Presenting secondary material to the group

Hands-on learning