If you have already read Sam’s post, ‘Vampire and Undead Studies 2016-17’, you’ll know that I have received some incredibly exciting news. As of the final week of September this year I will be teaching the module ‘Generation Dead: YA Fiction and the Gothic’ whilst Sam is on research leave. I’ve delayed announcing this because, as Sam mentioned, I am currently in the final months of my PhD and I’m looking to submit the same week that I start teaching.
However, I’ve been working closely with Sam to finalise the reading list for this semester whilst drafting, re-drafting and perfecting footnotes. There have been some changes to the list of texts which reflect my own research interests; though the themes covered will still remain vampires, werewolves, dark fairies, and zombies. Having been able to watch the inception of this module I am deeply honoured that I can take the mantle from Sam (even temporarily) and it will be the perfect start to my teaching career.
In the first week I’ll post up the final reading list so you can see the changes that have been made. Each week there will also be a blogpost covering what has been discussed during the workshop sessions and the issues/ideas/comments raised by the students. It’s going to be an exciting few months for OGOM as a whole and for myself personally. So I’m off to touch wood, cross my fingers, and find a lucky black cat.
I am sure I will gain some insight myself just from seeing all this unfold. Really looking forward to the blog posts…not long to go!! You won’t have to look far to find your lucky black cats (bog cat included). You’re a natural re: teaching. It is my pleasure to hand over and keep it within OGOM. You are good to go…cherish it.
I think you’ll be marvellous Kaja–I envy your students. I might even enrol!
Good luck with everything