Shyam V Patel

Shyam V Patel

Shyam V Patel

Assistant Professor

Composition: Literary and intellectual histories of nineteenth-century Britain; Queer Theory; Marxism and Post-Marxism; Metaethics and Aesthetics; Hybrid and Online Writing Instruction; Public Writing

Shyam Patel received a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California at Irvine, and a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia.  His research focuses on nineteenth-century British literature and culture (particularly politics and aesthetics at the fin de siècle), and the psychology of Composition classroom pedagogies (particularly writing resistance and anxiety in hybrid and online modalities).

Selected Publications

Book Chapter:

“‘That Which is Its Own Evidence’: Oscar Wilde and the Platonic Dialogue.”  Literature, Voice, Meaning: Philosophical Aspects.  Ed. Garry Hagberg.  New York: Palgrave-Macmillan (forthcoming 2024).

Courses Taught

ENGH 101, Composition
ENGH 202, Texts and Contexts ("Satirizing School")
ENGH 302, Advanced Composition ('Multidisciplinary' and 'Business')

Recent Presentations

“Metabolizing Misery: Irrevocable Injustice and the Body Politic in Oscar Wilde's Prison Writings.”  Annual Symposium of the George Mason University Center for Humanities Research (GMU CHR): “Democracy, Disposability, and Repair.”  Fairfax, VA.  April 11–12, 2024.

“‘He–I–or we’: Gender, Medium, and Ekphrasis in Michael Field’s Sight and Song.”  Annual Conference of Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS): “Trans(–)Turns in Nineteenth-Century Studies.”  Cincinnati, OH.  March 21–24, 2024.

“‘All That Jazz’: Flexibility and Improvisation in Hybrid Writing Classrooms.”  (Co-presented with Ariel Goldenthal, Christina Grieco, and Courtney Adams Wooten.)  Annual Conference of the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators (GSOLE): “Visions and Sites of Online Literacy Education.”  Virtual.  February 1–2, 2024.

“Ignore, Prevent, Assimilate: Ancient Virtue Ethics Confronts Structural Injustice in Oscar Wilde’s Prison Writings.”  Annual Meeting of the Victorians Institute (VI): “Hard Times.”  NC State University, Raleigh, NC.  October 7–8, 2023.

“Remixing Teaching Tools for Collaboration in Hybrid Classes.”  (Co-presented with Ariel Goldenthal, Christina Grieco, and Suzy Rigdon-Williams.)  The Future of Writing: A Symposium for Teachers on Pedagogy, Process, and Potential.  University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.  May 1, 2023.