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Most of the papers here have not previously been published and were written in response to assignments in various classes. These papers should not be reproduced in any fashion except with the express written permission of the author. They are provided here as example papers for students and as representative of my writing.


Experiments in Genre: Fantasy and Mimesis in Stephen R. Donaldson

Master's thesis; University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; 1991


"On Writing"

Poem published in Bridging English. Milner and Milner, MacMillan Press, 1993.


"Redeeming Time"

Poem published in the 75th anniversary edition of Science News (1 Mar. 1997: S24). [scroll down to see poem]


The Cat Who Walks Through Walls: Heinlein and Manners

Assignment for ENGL500: Methodology and Bibliography, Dr. Thomas Ware, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Fall 1986.


Anachronies and Their Effects: Nostromo and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Assignment for ENGL431: MODERN BRITISH NOVEL, Dr. Craig Barrow, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 7 Oct. 1987.


Power and Passivity: A Feminist Look at Nostromo and The Mayor of Casterbridge

Assignment for ENGL431: MODERN BRITISH NOVEL, Dr. Craig Barrow, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 7 Oct. 1987.


Narration and Focalization: The Quiet American, A Severed Head, and The French Lieutenant's Woman

Assignment for ENGL431: MODERN BRITISH NOVEL, Dr. Craig Barrow, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 7 Dec. 1987.


Fernando Pessoa's "The Tobacco Shop"

Assignment for ENGL433: Modern Poetry, Dr. Richard Jackson, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 9 Nov. 1987.


Angel Gonzalez: Nostalgia and Inevitability

Final assignment for ENGL433: Modern Poetry, Dr. Richard Jackson, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 3 Dec. 1987.


Gender Oppositions: The Oedipus Complex in Women in Love and To the Lighthouse

Final assignment for ENGL431: MODERN BRITISH NOVEL, Dr. Craig Barrow, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 7 Dec. 1987.


The American Dream: The Individual and Society, The House of Mirth and The Great Gatsby

Assignment for ENGL 501R: Modern American Novel, Dr. Craig Barrow, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 9 Feb. 1988.


Romance vs. Novel: Narrative Effects, The Sun Also Rises and The Great Gatsby

Assignment for ENGL 501R: Modern American Novel, Dr. Craig Barrow, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 9 Feb. 1988.


First Person Interior Monologues: Narrative Distance and Chronology,
The Nation Thief and The Sound and the Fury

Assignment for ENGL 501R: Modern American Novel, Dr. Craig Barrow, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 24 April 1988.


Cognitive Estrangement: The Dispossessed and Invisible Man

Assignment for ENGL 501R: Modern American Novel, Dr. Craig Barrow, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 26 April 1988.


Counterpoint: Tone and Point of View in Mark Helprin's "North Light"

Assignment written for ENGL576: Fiction Writing, Ken Smith, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Spring 1988.


Oppositions in E.L. Doctorow's "The Hunter"

Assignment for ENGL571: Workshop: Writing, Jane Bradley, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Spring 1989.


Editorials for the Academic Exchange Quarterly: Beginning with the second issue, I served as copy editor for the AEQ through May of 2001, when the editorial duties became more than I could manage with my regular school duties. Since that time, the AEQ has gone on to become an established educational journal, and I am proud to have had a part in its inception.

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