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George Gordon
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A place dedicated to highlighting my growing skills as a technical and creative writer.

My Courses

CST1102ID Prog Narr, SP2019

CST1102ID Prog Narr, SP2019

Write and program a short choice-based interactive adventure game.

ENG3407 D618 Gothic Lit & Visual Cult FA2018

ENG3407 D618 Gothic Lit & Visual Cult FA2018

In the eighteenth century, the Gothic genre emerged to enable a new type of reading and thinking about what it means to be human: it created a new imaginative space in which to consider not only dreams and nightmares, but also fantasies of alternate identities. It was possible, through the Gothic, to imagine vampires, zombies, werewolves, and other types of monsters that reflect and mutate human desires. The purpose of this course is to gain a better understanding of the popular genre of the Gothic as it was developed and practiced in the late-eighteenth century and through to today in a variety of cultural contexts. An important foundation to this class is the idea that the Gothic is more than simply mysterious or strange; it is a transgressive and provocative sort of strange. The course will focus on key concepts such as horror, haunting, madness, monsters, and the undead, concepts that serve as entry points to theories such as the uncanny, queerness, and the sublime. Students will critically read, analyze, and write about the ways that the Gothic questions what it means to be normal or accepted. The class will learn about and practice using tools for reading, interpreting, and critically responding to fiction, film, poetry, and other cultural manifestations of the Gothic. In addition, students will participate in conversations about contemporary American identities and also engage in experiential learning through field trips to Gothic architectural spaces.

Professor Leston Science Fiction ENG 2420 Spring 18

Professor Leston Science Fiction ENG 2420 Spring 18

Study of science fiction literature and film, with attention to cultural implications of the genre. Explores the questions science and technology raise about past, present, and future societies. Projects, presentations, and exams based on readings.

LIB1201 Research and Documentation for the Information Age Fall 2016

LIB1201 Research and Documentation for the Information Age Fall 2016

This course explores research and documentation for all media formats including text, images, sound, and multimedia. Students will explore information issues, especially in terms of their relevance today: how information is produced and organized in both traditional and emerging media, how information access is affected by political, economic and cultural factors, and the ethics of information use. Students will also acquire the practical skills of locating information sources in a variety of media and formats, critical evaluation of sources, and documentation and citation of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will apply what they learn to create and present research and documentation projects.

ENG 2700, Intro to PTW, Fall 2015

ENG 2700, Intro to PTW, Fall 2015

Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing (ENG 2700), surveys a broad range of issues related to the domains of professional and technical writing. Students will be introduced to the central issues, debates, and methods from both fields; consideration will be given to the ways in which traditional forms of technical and professional writing have evolved alongside technologies.

My Projects

The GMO Project

The GMO Project

Collectively working to uncover the real truth about GMO’s

Credible Sources

Credible Sources

Helping students find credible sources.

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