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Matthew Miranda

Visiting Lecturer
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

Matthew Miranda

Visiting Lecturer
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, MA, University at Buffalo; MFA, State University of New York at Stony Brook-Southampton

Bio

Matthew Miranda began teaching writing and English at Suffolk Community College in 2012. A year later he started teaching composition & rhetoric at Stony Brook University, where he also taught journalism and the personal essay and alongside two students founded Foreign And Native Speakers, an organization committed to developing English- and social-fluency between native and non-native English speakers. In 2018 he came to RIT to teach creative writing, literature/culture/media, and first-year writing.

Currently Teaching

ENGL-211
3 Credits
This course gives students the opportunity to write in different creative genres such as fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. In producing a portfolio, students will learn concrete elements of craft and techniques of improvisation to generate creative work. The course uses readings, peer feedback, workshops, and collaborative brainstorming to develop and refine texts for the printed page and beyond.
ENGL-210
3 Credits
Students will study literary and cultural texts selected from traditional literature to contemporary media and culture (including mythology, poetry, plays, novels, film, graphic novels, television, and digital literature). Students will analyze these texts from a variety of perspectives and become familiar with the history of debates about literature and/or culture as arenas of human experience. Individual sections will vary in their foci.
ENGL-150
3 Credits
This First Year Writing Intensive course is designed to develop first-year students’ proficiency in analytical writing, rhetorical reading, and critical thinking by focusing on particular uses of narrative. Students will read, understand, and interpret a variety of texts representing different cultural perspectives and/or academic disciplines. Increasingly, scholars, artists, public figures and other professionals recognize the value of using stories across genres to inform analytical practice. Students will gain informed practice in using narrative in different disciplines, and become aware of storytelling as one among a number of rhetorical strategies for inquiry. Students will be expected to give presentations as well as write papers both in response to the reading material and in services of their own independent arguments.