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Charles Cox

Senior Professorial Lecturer Department of Literature

Chuck Cox joined AU’s faculty in 1998, as part of the Writing Studies Program, where he teaches the full range of first-year writing courses. His writing seminars typically use pop culture to explore interdisciplinary academic work, with such themes as speculative writing, the rhetoric of video games, and the writing ecology of fandoms. These courses reflect his research interests in composition pedagogy, with particular emphasis on information literacy, using theories of play to enhance learning, and the intersections between the popular and the scholarly; he has presented at numerous conferences on such subjects. He earned an MA in Literature, with a concentration in the Teaching of Writing, from American University and a BA in English from Temple University, the latter not far from his Pennsylvania hometown. In addition to his teaching, Chuck recently served as the chair of the Faculty Senate’s Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. He is current one of the Faculty Directors of Complex Problems and University College.


MA, Literature, American University BA, English, Temple University

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CAS - Literature
Battelle Tompkins - T15
TBD for Fall 2018
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  • Fall 2018

    • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Myth, Fantasy, and Meaning
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