I directed five honors juniors through the historical depth and generic breadth of comedy in the western tradition, from Dante to David Foster Wallace. Jokes were made; knowledge was made; the in-class laughter was awkward but still enjoyable. Certificate of Merit in Teaching.
I worked with Helen Vendler, A. Kingsley Porter Professor of English, to cover four poets this term. We bore down on specifically American poetic idioms as they transformed themselves over two centuries. Certificate of Merit in Teaching.
I served as Teaching Fellow for Helen Vendler and guided three classes of undergraduates through our culture's most notable poets. My course evaluations for this guy were 4.97 of 5; when I was awarded a Certificate of Merit in Teaching for the class my parents sent me a bouquet of flowers shaped like a dog.
I served three sections of Professor James Wood's lecture course on the 20th-century novel, a wonderful class. The reading ranged from Bellow to P. Fitzgerald to McEwan to Green. Certificate of Merit in Teaching.