Law Through Literature, ENG 3401

I leveraged my long-standing interests in human rights, constitutional protections, and jurisprudence to design and teach a syllabus for Law Through Literature, ENG3401 using only public domain or open culture readings, including Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, A Sailor; Franz Kafka’s The Trial, E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India, and Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother and Homeland. I encouraged students to view our class through the same lenses that we employed to understand the issues, influence, and shared culture of law and literature.

Fall 2016

Syllabus, “Law Through Literature”

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He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

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