Teaching and Pedagogy

My approach to teaching is informed by queer, feminist, and anti-racist pedagogies which prioritize student-centered creation and transformation. My main areas of teaching are:

  • Premodern Literary History

  • Literary History of Gender, Sexuality, Embodiment

  • Queer and Feminist Science Studies

  • Transgender Studies/Literature/Activism

  • Queer Theory/Literature/Activism

  • Disability Studies/Literature/Activism

  • Pre- and Post-Modern Technologies of the Body

  • History of science, medicine, and technology

  • History of the English Language

  • British Literature

At the University of Connecticut, I teach a variety of courses within the English Department, First-Year Writing Program, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, including first-year writing seminars, upper-level literature courses, Intro to Queer Studies, Gender and Globalization, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life, and STEM-based composition courses in FYW. The FYW program offers instructors creative flexibility in the design of a composition course and my course inquiries vary semester to semester. Below you may access a selection of my syllabi. ​Note: I am working on uploading all of my syllabi, so some courses may not yet be available.

I practice feminist citation and work. That means that I value collaboration and group-thinking alongside singular, individual credential-based work. That said, to protect my intellectual labor, all documents and information is under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) and any material adapted or remixed should give credit to Micah James Goodrich. If you have questions about how to cite my work please get in contact.

Nature and Artifice

The political, social, ethical, and scientific uses of nature as an epistemological and ontological category govern debates over bodies and their rights. This course will investigate the long-standing debate between nature as the governing model of normative time and embodiment and artifice, the counterfeit byproduct of such a system.

SYLLABUS