Craig R. Medvecky

Creative Writer and English Teacher

Teaching Profile: Classes Taught

Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor, Writing

Loyola University Maryland (Aug 2013 - present)

Writing 100, Effective Writing

Introduces students to the discipline of writing in the university through the critical and creative study of the contemporary essay within a rhetorical framework that constructs the writing and reading in terms of purpose, audience, and context. (5 sections).

Writing 323, Writing Center Theory and Practice

Provides students with the knowledge and practical experience to develop as a peer tutor of writing. The course includes a service learning component, the Bridges program, that provides after school tutoring assistance to local high school students.

Associate Lecturer, English

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Sept 2012 - Jun 2013)

English 102, College Writing and Research

A first-year writing class and Gen-Ed requirement emphasizing research practices, academic conventions, and the ethics of reading, writing and interpreting (2 sections).

Adjunct Instructor, English

Cardinal Stritch University (Sept 2012 - Dec 2012)

Written Communication I

The course provides study and practice in rhetoric and essay writing, emphasizing writing as a process of invention, drafting, revising and editing. The main goal of the course is to encourage good habits of writing for students' lives in and out of college (1 section).

Instructor (GTA), English

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2008-2012)

English 263, Introduction to the Novel

In this English elective, students read American novels of the post-World War II era. Texts focus on representations of science and technology with particular attention to themes of utopia/dystopia, paranoia and alternative reality (1 section).

English 234, Writing Fiction: Structure and Technique

A prerequisite for Creative Writing majors, students engage in close-reading for craft and discussion demonstrating the basic structural and technical elements of modern fiction, with opportunities for workshop (1 section).

English 233, Introduction to Creative Writing

A prerequisite for Creative Writing majors, students engage in close-reading for craft, write in multiple genres, and explore various creative practices in the context of a workshop community (2 sections).

English 224, American Writers: 1900-Present

An elective for English majors, students read works of American literature from late nineteenth century to the present and combine close reading with study of the historical and cultural contexts (1 section).

English 215, Introduction to English Studies

A prerequisite for English majors, students practice a variety of methods for approaching texts as both literary and cultural objects across a range of time periods (1 section).

English 102, College Writing and Research

A first-year writing class and GED requirement emphasizing research practices, academic conventions, and the ethics of reading, writing and interpreting (6 sections face-to-face classroom instruction; 2 sections online instruction).

English 101, Introduction to College Writing

A first-year writing class and GED requirement with emphasis on college-level critical and interpretative practices (4 sections).

Instructor, Continuing Education

Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA. (2003)

Flannery O’Connor & The Short Story

This blended literature-creative writing class presented Flannery O’Connor’s short fiction and literary aesthetic as the basis for the students’ own efforts to develop original short stories in the American Modernist tradition.

Student Evaluations

His demeanor and the way he taught were both incredibly engaging.

— First-Year Writing Student

The best English course I took all year.

— Creative Writing Student

This course was intellectually stimulating.

— Literary Studies Student

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