On April 15, 2008 I was elected by my colleagues in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to the UPRM Academic Senate. I wish to thank the faculty for placing their trust in me. I will work diligently to provide the best representation of the faculty’s interests and wishes at the Academic Senate meetings.
My duties begin on July 1, 2008, but I am always receptive to and available for suggestions on issues, ideas, or other concerns the faculty may have.
And be on the lookout for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Senators Blog coming this Fall 2008.
In the Fall of 2008 (and in the Spring of 2009) I will be teaching INGL 3345, a Topics in Film course that will focus on the fantasy genre. This is a course that takes a formalist and historical approach to this genre in film, which has its roots in the very beginnings of cinema with George Melies’ A Trip to the Moon in 1902. The course is at its core a formalist exploration of film as a medium for expression and is designed to provide you with the critical vocabulary and attention to technical detail that will enable you to look at movies with new eyes and get more from the experience. It will also survey major works of fantasy in film throughout the 20th century, paying special attention to directors and writers whose work had a strong impact in the genre.
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In the Fall of 2008 I will be teaching INGL 3300, a Special Topics course that will focus on Victorian and Modern High Fantasy. Here’s the course description as it appears in the proposal:
Continue reading “Worlds of Fantasy Course”
On Tuesday, April 15 at 10:30 am there will be an extraordinary Faculty of Arts and Sciences meeting to elect a new member for the Academic Senate. I am one of two nominees for this position and would like to express what I have to offer the faculty of Arts and Sciences if elected.
Continue reading “Academic Senate Nomination”
Once again, welcome to my blog. I have updated the contact information, office hours, and other items of potential interest. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Greetings to all guests! This is my humble little blog dedicated to my professional life at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. This will be a place to learn about contact information for me, as well as new developments in my professional life: trips, presentations, publications, and so on. It will not be a blog for high posting activity– at least for the time being– but it will be up to date on a semester basis. Thank you for visiting.