C.V.

 

Writing

Books

The Subtle Dance of Impulse and Light–short story collection (Ink Brush Press, April 2013)

Short Fiction

“Golgotha”—Big Muddy, an Interdisciplinary Journal of the Mississippi River Valley 9.1

“Lost and Found”—First Class 35.2

“Hot Wheels for Jesus”—Big Muddy, an Interdisciplinary Journal of the Mississippi River Valley 12.1 (story published under the name Brendan West-Moreland)

“Old Shoes”—Metal Scratches issue 13

“The Cat in the Backyard”—Folio fall 2010/spring 2011 issue

“The Hair on His Cape”—The Evansville Review Vol. XXII

“A Face to Die For”—Blue Lake Review June 2012 update

“Doing It Like a Man”—The Wisconsin Review 46.2

“Hook” (short story)—Allegory 18.45 spring/summer 2012

“An Ending”—Separate Worlds Jan./Feb. 2013 update

“An Element of Blank”—The Evansville Review vol. XXIII (2013)

“Fifth and Cedar”—Red Rock Review 32 (fall 2013)

“Doesn’t Mean They’re not Out to Get You”—The Broadkill Review 4.4

“The Security System”—The Broadkill Review 4.5

“An Anecdote”—The Broadkill Review 5.1

“Dated” —The Broadkill Review 5.2

“A Transcript Found on My Hard Drive (I)”—The Broadkill Review 5.3

“Just Because You’re Paranoid”—The Broadkill Review 5.4

“Phone Tag” —The Mochila Review Vol. 14 (2012)

“Orville’s Song”–The Variety Show, 8-11-2015

“What Lies in Ambush”–Solstice Literary Magazine fall/winter issue 2016

“Far Away from the Path and a Little Bit Lost”–Ghost Town (forthcoming)

“Hyacinth”–The Broadkill Review

“Everyone Here Comes from Somewhere Else”–The Courtship of Winds (forthcoming)

Screenplays

Candy’s First Kiss

Grand Prize Winner in the Horror/Sci-Fi genre, New York Screenplay Contest

LONDON FILM AWARDS

Third Place, 2014 London Film Awards Screenwriting Competition

Gold Prize Winner, Horror genre, 2014 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

Honorable Mention, 2014 WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition

Grand Prize in Horror, 2015 Hollywood Screenplay Contest

Creative Nonfiction

“My Resistance Is not the Same as Your Hate” (essay)–Role Reboot 

“When White Privilege Is a Matter of Life and Death” (essay)–Role Reboot

“Assault, Bigotry, and Self-Hatred: Not All Wounds Bleed” (essay)–Role Reboot 

“Some Jokes Just Aren’t Funny” (essay)–Foliate Oak Magazine

“Past, Present, Popcorn” (essay)–Wild Violet

“We Are All Las Vegas, But We Don’t Have to Be” (essay)–Role Reboot

“Floating the Yacht” (essay)–Rougarou (forthcoming)

Academic

Separation Anxieties: Representations of Separatist Communities in 20th Century Fiction and Film (doctoral dissertation)

Book Reviews

Prophet’s Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints by Sam Brower, Concho River Review 26.1

Teaching

Education

Ph.D. in English, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (May 2006)

Doctoral dissertation—Separation Anxieties: Representations of Separatist Communities in Late Twentieth Century Fiction and Film

Director:          Dr. Rick Moreland

Committee:     Dr. John R. May, Dr. John Lowe, Dr. James Catano

Dr. Gregory Schufreider, Dean’s Representative

Separation Anxieties: Representations of Separatist Communities in Late Twentieth Century Fiction and Film analyzes seven fictional works in which a group is philosophically and/or geographically isolated—sometimes by choice, sometimes not—from mainstream America. Studying these texts leads to a reconsideration of traditional American myth—the “Union,” equality, inalienable rights, the various freedoms that America is supposed to embody—and to a reexamination of why those myths might be rejected, of what kinds of communities might be formed, and of how those communities might succeed and fail.

M.A. in English, American Literature, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA (May 1997)

B.A. in English, Minor in History, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, AR (December 1994)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas/Henderson, NV

Tenured Professor, English Department, fall 2012-present

 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Full-Time Instructor, English Department, fall 2006-spring 2012

 Baton Rouge Community College, Baton   Rouge, LA

          Adjunct Instructor, English Department, fall 2004-summer 2006

 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

         Adjunct Instructor, spring 2006

        Graduate Teaching Assistant, English Department, 1998-summer 2004 (instructor of record in all sections)

University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA

        Adjunct Instructor, English Department, 1997-98

       Graduate Assistant, English Department, 1996-1997 (instructor of record in all sections)

COURSES TAUGHT

Senior-Level Courses

Advanced Studies in Comparative and Multicultural Literature

Advanced Studies in American Literature

Advanced Studies in African-American Literature

Independent Study

Junior-Level Courses

Forms of Creative Writing–Adapting Literature into Film, Writing Television Pilots, and Writing Genre Fiction

Introduction to English Studies (Literary Theory course)

American Fiction to 1900

American Poetry to 1900

Sophomore-Level Courses

Fiction Writing

Contemporary Literature

Introduction to the Short Story

Themes of Literature–The Literature and Film of the Vietnam War; A Tour of American Creative Nonfiction; The Screenplay/Teleplay as Fifth Literary Genre

Introduction to Creative Writing

African-American Literature

Literature and Ethnicity

Introduction to Fiction

Honors American Literature I

American Literature I

American Literature II

World Literature I

World Literature II

Freshman-Level Courses

Honors Freshman Composition

English Composition II

English Composition I

Remedial Grammar and Composition

Composition and Introduction to Literature

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