Writing 121, Advanced Creative Nonfiction: an upper-division writing workshop in which students expand on skills and methodologies learned in the Writing 105CN course and write in a variety of nonfictional subgenres, including narrative "fact piece," profile essay, and more experimental forms.
Writing 105CN, Introduction to Creative Nonfiction: an upper-division writing workshop in which students read and write in a variety of nonfictional subgenres, including autobiographical narrative essay, segmented essay, and shorter forms.
Writing 109SS, Writing for the Social Sciences: research, discussion, and analysis of current issues in the social sciences, with a content focus on cultural impacts of digital technology, and the effects of hypertext on traditional methods of information presentation.
Writing 109F, Writing about Film: analysis and practice of various forms of writing about film, Including source-based argumentation, film reviews, movie-centered personal narrative, and dialectical journal responses to prose pieces of interest to majors In Film Studies, English, the humanities generally, and related social sciences.
Writing 109ED, Writing for the Teaching Professions: research, discussion, and analysis of current issues in educational theory, practice, and policy. Appropriate for prospective teaching credential students.
Writing 50, Writing and the Research Process: a writing course addressing the analytical skills underlying the research process of academic and professional communities.
Common Culture: Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture, with Madeleine Sorapure. Seventh Edition. New York, Prentice Hall. Copyright 2012. Paper format. ISBN-10: 0205171788
Reading Popular Culture, with Madeleine Sorapure. New York, Penguin. Copyright 2011. Paper format. ISBN-10: 0205717349
The Graceful Lie: a Method for Making Fiction. New York, Prentice Hall. Copyright 1999. Paper format. ISBN-10 0132874180
Academic Communities/Disciplinary Conventions, with Bonnie Beedles. New York, Prentice Hall. Copyright 2001, 610 pp. Paper format, ISBN 0-13-040169-2.
Doctor Syntax, a novel. Vintage / Black Lizard Books, 1989; Capra Press, Joshua Odell ed., 1990. ISBN 1-877741-03-5.
Captain Zzyzx, a novel. Capra Press, Joshua Odell ed., 1992. ISBN 1-877741-03-5.
ARTICLES"Cornyphones and Cardboard Flamingos: a Green Consumer Reads His Breakfast." Journal of American Culture, v19, n2.
MELVYL Abstract: Cereal boxes are being used in an apparent attempt to increase environmental awareness but with generalizations that subvert this intent. On the Kix cereal box, for example, geographical regions are depicted as possessions and industrialization is shown as the only viable basis of economy. Cereal box manufacturers have a responsibility to portray environments as a complex arrangement of interrelated parts in a constant state of change.
Styles of the Late Night Talk Show Stars."Far
West Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference,
"Comparing Computer-based and Text-based Research Writing: a Course Model." WebNet World Conference on the World Wide Web and Internet, Honolulu.