School of Arts & Science
BA, Taylor University; MA and PhD, Northern Illinois University.
Mission & Passion
I love stories, and our God is a god of stories. He’s designed a unique one for each of us; through reading and watching stories, we can learn how to (and how not to) live them out. By doing so, we can be fully alive as we were created to be in order to better point to Him for His glory.
“On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:37-38
“The world will never starve for want of wonders, but only for want of wonder.” G. K. Chesterton,Tremendous Trifles
English Literature I and II
Shakespeare & Western Drama
Linguistics & Modern Grammar
English Composition I and II
Advanced Composition: Theory & Practice
Topics of Interest
Modern and Contemporary British Literature, Film and Literature, Graphic Narratives, Art History, Critical Theory
“Changing Spaces of ‘Englishness’: Psychogeography and Spatial Practices in This is England and Somers Town.” Shane Meadows: Critical Essays. Ed. Martin Fradley, Sarah Godfrey, and Melanie Williams. (Forthcoming Edinburgh University Press.)
Review of Teaching the Graphic Novel edited by Stephen E. Tabachnick. ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies 5.3 (2010). Web. 10 paragraphs.http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v5_3/petrovic/
“Tipping the Odds Ever in Her Favor: Katniss’s Power through Narrative Control in the book and the filmThe Hunger Games,” with Anne Canavan. Midwest Popular Culture Association and Midwest American Culture Association. Columbus, OH. October 2012.
“Transgression and Decay of Spatial Practices in J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise.” Midwest Modern Language Association. St. Louis, MO. November 2009.
“‘The city is a sinner’: The Contested Space of Belfast in Eoin McNamee’s Resurrection Man.” Midwest Conference on Christianity and Literature. Wheaton, IL. September 2009.
“Text-Savvy: New Media and Visual Rhetorical in the Composition Classroom,” with Cortney Barko and Kathleen Turner. Midwest Modern Language Association. Minneapolis, MN. November 2008.