Pedagogy

   Full-Length Courses Devised and Taught
(Also see 'Lectures & Workshops' Tab)
  • Dreams of Reason: Satire & Travel in the Enlightenment. Ongoing. Multi-disciplinary humanities course for 10 students, grades 10–12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Spring 2017.
  • Literary Forms. Ongoing. Introductory course to literary analysis and criticism for 10 students, grades 9–11. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Spring 2017.
  • Creative Writing. Ongoing (Fall 2016), Theory and Practice course for 9 students, grades 9-12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. 2015-17.
  • Global Surrealism. Multi-disciplinary humanities course for 6 students, grades 10-12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Fall 2015.
  • The First World War. Ongoing. (Fall 2016) w/Warren Fry. Multi-disciplinary humanities course for 12 students, grades 10-12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Fall 2016.
  • Introduction to Research & Writing. Ongoing (Fall 2016), Theory and Practice course for 11 students, grades 9-10. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Fall 2016.
  • Don Quixote. Multi-disciplinary humanities course for 8 students, grades 10-12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Spring 2016.
  • U.S. History. With 33 students in two sections, grades 9-10. Community High School, Roanoke VA. 2015-16.
  • Introduction to Creative Writing. Theory and Practice course for 9 students, grades 9-12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. 2015-16.
  • Sherlock Holmes, The British Empire, and the Roots of the Information Age. Multi-disciplinary humanities course for 8 students, grades 10-12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Fall 2015.
  • Special Topics in Essay Writing. Weekly series of optional sessions and demos available to all students in school. Community High School, Roanoke, VA. 2014-15.  
  • Utopia/Dystopia. Multi-disciplinary humanities course for 13 students, grades 10-12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Spring 2015.
  • Writing Long-Form Fiction. Taught year-long course to two students, grades 11-12. Community High School, Roanoke, VA. Fall 2014.
  • Puppetry: Construction and Performance. Assisted/consulted in class by Brian Counihan with 7 students, grades 10-12. Community High School, Roanoke, VA. Fall 2014
  • Two Centuries of -Isms. One-semester multi-disciplinary humanities course for 13 students, grades 10-12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Fall 2014.
  • Literature of Horror and the Macabre. Interdisciplinary humanities course taught for 10 students, grades 10-12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Spring 2014.
  • Classical Tradition and Innovation in the Argonautika of Apollonius.  Multi-disciplinary humanities Independent Study with one student. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Spring 2014.
  • Experimental Writing: Composition and Dissemination. Independent Study/Internship with one student, covering poetics and self-dissemination in printed, online, and media formats. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Spring 2014.
  • Creative Writing. w/Josh Chapman. Workshop-based course taught for 8 students, grades 10-12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Spring 2014.
  • Chieftain, Warlord, King: The Arthurian Legends in European Culture. w/Warren Fry. Interdisciplinary humanities course taught for 12 students, grades 10-12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Winter 2013.
  • Liberté: French Culture and Society in the 19th Century. w/Brian Counihan. Year-long, interdisciplinary humanities course taught for 12 students, grades 10-12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Winter 2012-Spring 2013.

Student Publications Edited
  • Revisiting the Scene: Studies in the Sherlockian Game. Edited publication of student essays on the Sherlock Holmes corpus, in conjunction with Sherlock Holmes course at CHS. Community High School, Forthcoming, May, 2016.
  • 'Topias: Utopias, Eutopias, Dystopias, and Things In-between. Edited publication of student-designed societies in conjunction with Utopia/Dystopia course at CHS. Community High School, May, 2015.
  • A Cut-Up Zine. by CHS “-Isms” Students. ed. Olchar E. Lindsann. Dec. 2014. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. Half Sheet, 16 pp. 
  • BARK: A Doggist Review. No. 1, Oct. 2014. ed. Olchar E. Lindsann. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. Half Sheet, 16 pp. 
  • BARK: A Doggist Review. No. 2, Nov. 2014. ed. Olchar E. Lindsann. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. Half Sheet, 12 pp.
  •  PRRR: Scratching-Post of the Cattist Revolution. No. 1, Oct. 2014. ed. Olchar E. Lindsann. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. Half Sheet, 8 pp. 
  • PRRR: Scratching-Post of the Cattist Revolution. No. 2, Nov. 2014. ed. Olchar E. Lindsann. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. Half Sheet, 4 pp.
  • CHS Arthurian Legends Class, Round Tales. ed. Olchar E. Lindsann & Warren Fry. Dec., 2013. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. Half Sheet, 24 pp. 
  • CHS Creative Writing Class, Doing It. ed. Olchar E. Lindsann. May, 2014. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. Half Sheet, 48 pp.

Student Events & Happenings Overseen
  • Armistice Day Student Teach-In. w/W. Fry. Event commemorating the end of World War One, with presentations, displays, performances, micro-publications and constructed environments by thirteen students, aged 15–17. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Nov. 11, 2016.
  • The Case of the Grim Fortune. Mentored 9 students, grades 10-12, planning 2-hour interactive live-action murder-mystery. Community High School, Roanoke, VA. Dec. 4, 2015.
  •  CHS Avant-Garde Club Platform. w/Swade Best, Jonah Woodstock, Ambre Herron, josh Sutton, & Warren Fry. Consulted & participated in student-led platform as part of the Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival. Akademgorod, Roanoke, VA. March 27, 2014.
  • Round Tales and Fairy Tables. w/W.Fry, S. Martin, B. Counihan, and CHS Students. Co-organised & performed at pedagogical performance event / exhibition in association with Arthurian Literature and Grimm's Fairy Tales classes as CHS. Liminal Gallery, Roanoke, VA. Nov. 13, 2013.
  • REMATCH: Classicism v. Romanticism. Co-organised w/ Brian Counihan & performed at pedagogical/ living history/ performance event in association with Liberté course at Community High School. Liminal Gallery, Roanoke, VA. Dec. 7, 2012.

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