lenk

academics, appointments, & research

CREATING WRITING M.F.A.
& GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT
university of washington
university of south florida

june 2021 - august 2021

september 2020 - present

august 2019 - august 2020

instructor. College Writing · UW STEMsub summer academy

instructor. English 131 · UW expository writing program 

instructor. Composition 1101, composition 1102 · USF FYC curriculum development team summer 2020

B.A. | english (creative writing), history

MINOR | classics, russian studies

university of south florida

january 2015 - may 2019

summa cum laude

creative writing. Fiction I & II; Poetry I & II; Writing for Film; 19th Century British Novel; Honors Seminar: Writing the Body; Honors Seminar: Haunted Narratives; Honors Thesis; Hybrids & Experiments; Literature and the Occult

classics. Classical Greek I & II; Seminar: Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean; Seminar: Death, Burial, and the Afterlife in Antiquity; Gods, Heroes, & Monsters; Daily Life in Ancient Rome; Daily Life in Ancient Greece; Greek Mythology 

history. Russian I-IV; History Seminar: Theory and Methods of History; World War II; History of 19th Century Europe; History of Imperial Russia; History of the Soviet Union; Russian Civilization 

VICTORIAN LITERATURE

CLASSICS

Interplay of myth and history, religion and cult, queer studies.

  • “Eros: Figure, Force, and Cult.” Spring 2018, University of South Florida. Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean, Dr. Dave Thomas.

  • “Patroklos, Honor of the Non-War Hero: A literary analysis in conjunction with historical and archaeological evidence.” Fall 2017, University of South Florida. Death, Burial, and the Afterlife in Antiquity, Dr. Davide Tanasi.

  • “Romanitas and Memory: Death of the Invisibles.” Fall 2017, University of South Florida. Death, Burial, and the Afterlife in Antiquity, Dr. Davide Tanasi.

Queer studies, counterculture, occult.

  • “Rearranging the Room: Authorial Resonance and Writing an Adaptation of ‘Jane Eyre.’” (Critical Introduction to original short story) Spring 2020, University of South Florida. Victorian Literature, Dr. Marty Gould.

  • “Reflections, Refractions, and Reviews: Contemporary Response to Henry James’ ‘Turn of the Screw.’” Spring 2018, University of South Florida. The Nineteenth-Century British Novel: Mystery and Sensation, Jessica Cook.

  • “Boy Worship and the Victorian Cult of Masculinity: A Brief Historiography.” Spring 2016, University of South Florida. Theory and Methods of History, Dr. Darcie Fontaine.

RUSSIAN STUDIES

Imperial Russia, Revolution, culture and language studies.

  • Русская Душа: The Imminence and Inevitability of Russian Revolution.” Fall 2015, University of South Florida. History of Imperial Russia, Dr. Kees Boterbloem.