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Courtney Novosat

Teaching Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
English

College Hall 631
Phone: 412.396.6427
novosatc@duq.edu

Education:

PhD, English, West Virginia University, 2016
MA, English, Duquesne University, 2005
BA, English & Psychology, Duquesne University, 2002
Bio

Dr. Novosat has taught first-year writing, professional writing, literature, and humanities courses at thirteen colleges or universities in three states since 2003. She has also worked as professional writer for Bedford/St. Martin's press since 2005. For Bedford, she has contributed to a dozen composition, rhetoric, and literature textbooks and has co-authored five Resource Guides advising instructors on course design, assignments, and teaching approach. Dr. Novosat's own pedagogical research explores the application of cognitive science research about literature and empathy to cultivating teaching practices that foster psychological openness and minimize racial prejudice in the classroom.

Like her pedagogical scholarship, Dr. Novosat's literary scholarship explores the discourses of race and racism in American literature from the nineteenth century to the present. She has previously published work exploring racial dynamics in Poe Studies, MP: An Online Feminist Journal, and MOSF: Journal of Science Fiction and has two chapters forthcoming (2019-2020) in edited collections.

Courses
  • HON 104
  • UCOR 101
  • UCOR 101c (Justitia)
Publications
Peer-reviewed Scholarship

"‘Gazing hopelessly into the future': Utopia and the Racial Politics of Genre in Pauline Hopkins's Of One Blood; or, the Hidden Self." In A Record of Growth from Generation to Generation: New Essays on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, University of Georgia Press. Forthcoming, 2019.

"Sass, Scenery, Sorcery and Sidekicks: Hallmark's Tired Caricatures of Blackness." In The Hallmark Channel: Critical Essays on Comfort Television, edited by Emily L. Newman and Emily Witsell, McFarland Press. Forthcoming, 2019.

Review of Afrofuturism2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness, by Reynaldo Anderson and Charles E. Jones, MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, 2018.

"Outside Dupin's Closet of Reason: (Homo)sexual Repression and Racialized Terror in Poe's ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue,'" Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation, 2012.

"Calories for Sale: Food Marketing to Children in the Twenty-First Century." Co-authored. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2008.

Instructor Resources for Textbooks

Language Awareness Instructor's Manual. Co-authored. For Language Awareness, 13th ed. Paul Eschholz, Alfred Rosa, Virginia Clark. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's. Forthcoming.

Language Awareness Instructor's Manual. Co-authored. For Language Awareness, 12th ed. Paul Eschholz, Alfred Rosa, Virginia Clark. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2017.

Resources for Teaching Rereading America. Co-authored. For Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing, 10th ed. Gary Columbo, Robert Cullen, Bonnie Lisle, Eds. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2016.

-----. 9th ed. Gary Columbo, Robert Cullen, Bonnie Lisle, Eds. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2013.

Resources for Teaching Practical Argument. Co-authored. For Laurie G. Kirszner's & Stephen R. Mandell's Practical Argument. Co-authored. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011.

Resources for Teaching Remix: Reading & Composing Culture. Co-authored. For Kate Latterell's Remix: Reading & Composing Culture, 2nd Ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010.