Ryan Calvey

Ryan CalveyJob Title: Full-Time Lecturer

Phone: (631) 632-7390

E-mailrcalvey@gmail.com

Office Location: H-2038

 

Education:

  • Stony Brook University—Stony Brook, NY.  5/2012.  Ph.D. in English Dissertation Title: “Points of Contact: Shared Work of Religious Myth and Literary Fantasy and Science Fiction.”

    My dissertation argues that contemporary fantasy and science fiction allow us to explore and assess theological models in ways mainstream discourse on religion and spirituality often does not.

    Committee: Profs. Ira Livingston, Krin Gabbard, Patricia Belanoff, Susan Scheckel, and Brian Attebery

  • Stony Brook University—Stony Brook, NY.  12/2002, M.A. in English.

  • Dowling College—Oakdale, NY 05/2000, B.A. in English; Minor in Psychology.

Courses Taught:

  • Composition Courses Stony Brook University—Part Time Lecturer (Fall 2006—Fall 2007)
    • WRT 102: Intermediate Writing Workshop (three sections)
      • Guided by the broad theme “pop culture,” we’ve used Steven Johnson’s book Everything Bad is Good for You and a course packet of additional short texts (articles and short stories by writers such as Malcolm Gladwell and George Saunders) to explore some of the following questions: Is pop culture a positive, unifying force or a “manufactured” formula passing itself off as culture? Should we embrace it or try to escape? How does pop culture affect us as a society, as individuals? Can something be both art and popular culture? We’ve also devoted some time to satire/irony and, through an “email challenges” assignment, applied compositional and rhetorical strategies gleaned from papers to practical, everyday situations.

  • Stony Brook University—Graduate Instructor (Fall 2001—Spring 2006)
    • WRT 102: Intermediate Writing Workshop (eight sections)
    • WRT 101: Introductory Writing Workshop (three sections)

  • Suffolk County Community College—Adjunct Instructor (Fall 2003—Spring 2006)
    • EG 11: Freshman Composition (two sections)
      • EG 11 is comparable to WRT 102. EG 10: Developmental Writing (two sections) EG 10 is comparable to WRT 101.

  • Dowling College—Adjunct Instructor (Fall 2003—Fall 2007)
    • ENG 1001: Principles of Writing (three sections) ENG 1001 is comparable to WRT 101.
    • Literature Courses Stony Brook University—Graduate Instructor (Fall 2004—Fall 2007)
    • EGL 393: Rethinking Escapist Texts, Escapist Reading Fall 2007
    • EGL 393: Science Fantasy Summer 2007
    • EGL 192: Introduction to Fiction: Literary Fantasy, Before & After Realism Spring 2005
    • EGL 192: The Science Fiction Short Story

  • Fall 2004 Dowling College—Adjunct Instructor (Fall 2003—Fall 2007)
    • ENG 2033: Survey of British Literature I (four sections)
    • ENG 2034: Survey of British Literature II (four sections)
    • HUM 100: Western Literature I (one section)
    • ENG 103: Coming of Age Literature Fall 2005
    • ENG 103: The Science Fiction Short Story Fall 2004
    • ENG 103: Heroes and Hero Stories in Literature Fall 2003

  • Suffolk County Community College—Adjunct Instructor (Fall 2003—Spring 2006)
    • EG 13: Introduction to Literature (two sections)

Presentations:

    • “Escape, Solace, and Reflection: Why I Have Read Fiction,” keynote speech at Sigma Tau Delta(English Honor Society) Induction Ceremony, Dowling College. (Spring 2005)

    • “The Partially Realized Myth of the Total Videogame: The Past, Present, and Future of(Non)Linearity in Video Games,” at the 33rd/25th Annual Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, New Orleans, LA. (Spring 2003)

  • “Fanny Hill and John Cleland’s License to Guilt-Free Rape,” at Stony Brook Graduate English Conference, “Guilt: The Culture of Manipulation,” Stony Brook University. (Spring 2002)

Additional Achievements:

    • Professional Equity Project Grant to attend 2007 C.C.C.C. Conference in NYC. (Spring 2007)

    • University Graduate Student Teaching Award Nominee, Stony Brook University. (Spring 2006)

    • Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society) Inductee, Dowling College. (1998)

    • Presidential Scholar, Dowling College. (1996-2000)

    • Full Academic Scholarship Recipient, Dowling College. (1996-2000)

 

 

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