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3 Approaches to Teaching McCarthy’s The Road

A while back, I blogged about teaching genre and convention in an introductory literature course geared towards the non-major. As I mentioned, I like using the post-apocalyptic narrative to teach genre and convention because students are familiar with this kind

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Teaching Genre and Convention using the Post-Apocalyptic Narrative

I recently finished teaching an 8-week, introductory fiction and intensive writing class–a course I’ve taught six times as the instructor of record, including three times during the regular semester. The course aims to teach non-majors how to read and discuss

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Amy Rubens
Amy Rubens

I'm an Assistant Professor of English at Radford University and have over ten years of experience teaching at the college level.

I regularly teach courses in business and professional writing; new media writing; composition; and the medical humanities.

My primary research interest is the medical humanities, particularly the depiction of contagious disease in American lifewriting. I also have research interests in the rhetoric of social media and the ways networked, digital spaces shape notions of health.

In the past, I've worked as a freelance writer and editor for clients on both sides of the Atlantic. I currently consult on web design, social content creation, and grantwriting.

I'm inspired by the great outdoors and enjoy hiking. Eventually, I'd like to resume backpacking. When I'm not reading or writing, I like to spend time with my family members (both human and animal).

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