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The Way of the Fantasist

  The following book chapter proposal was accepted for inclusion in an upcoming book addressing representations of religious faith in young adult fiction. The Way of the Fantasist: Ethical Complexities in the Dualistic Mythopoeic Fantasy of Ursula Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea Master storyteller Ursula K. Le Guin offers an important imaginative twist on […]

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Escaping the Caves of Ice

  The following book chapter proposal was accepted for inclusion in an upcoming book addressing the intellectual, artistic, and cultural relationships between Romanticism and rock music. Escaping the Caves of Ice: Rush and the Romantic Quest for Creative Independence and Visionary Progressive Music My brother first introduced me to the mysterious music of Rush when […]

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The Centrality of Tom Bombadil

  The following proposal was accepted for the C. S. Lewis and Inklings Society 2015 conference, hosted by Grove City College. The Centrality of the Tom Bombadil Episode in The Fellowship of the Ring: Lessons in Friendship, Community, and Grace In this presentation I discuss Tolkien’s use of the traditional quest narrative to create an […]

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Romanticism in Victorian Mythopoeic Fantasy

  The following is a presentation proposal for the Fall 2013 conference of the International Conference on Romanticism. Romanticism in Victorian Mythopoeic Fantasy: The Relationship between Coleridge’s Cognitive Theory and George MacDonald’s Redemptive Imagination In this presentation I examine the influence of S. T. Coleridge’s literary cognitive theory on George MacDonald’s theological view of the […]

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Using Safari Live Web-conferencing Technology in Technical Writing Courses

  The following is a presentation proposal for the Fall 2012 conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Using Safari Live Web-conferencing Technology in Technical Writing Courses: How Nonhuman Software Can Rehumanize Online Learning Spaces Over the past six years the New York Institute of Technology (NYiT) has radically revised its core […]

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Fantasy Literature and the Mythopoeic Voice of Reason (Grant)

  This is the 2010 ISRC-NYiT grant that got my current book project off and running. Fantasy Literature and the Mythopoeic Voice of Reason: Exploring the Ethics of Elfland Overview of Proposed Project I am seeking released time for the Spring 2010 and Fall 2010 semesters to begin work on a new scholarly project analyzing […]

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List of Academic Papers–Literary Studies

  The following is a list of papers and lectures dealing with literary studies that I’ve delivered at various national and international academic conferences since 1992: “Romanticism in Victorian Mythopoeic Fantasy: The Relationship between Coleridge’s Cognitive Theory and George MacDonald’s Redemptive Imagination.” International Conference on Romanticism, Rochester, MI, September 2013. Panel Chair for the session […]

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List of Academic Papers–Computer Pedagogy

  The following is a list of papers dealing with the use of computer technology in teaching that I’ve presented at various academic conferences since 1992: “Using Safari Live Web-conferencing Technology in Technical Writing Courses: Can Nonhuman Software Rehumanize Online Learning Spaces?” Society for Literature, Sciences, and the Arts Conference, Milwaukee, WI, September 2012. “Effective […]

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