Pedagogy

   Full-Length Courses Devised and Taught
(Also see 'Lectures & Workshops' Tab)
  • Piracy, Plunder, & Property. Multi-disciplinary humanities course for approx. 8 students, grades 9–12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Fall 2017.
  • 18th Century American Studies. Multi-disciplinary humanities course for approx. 8 students, grades 9–10. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Fall 2017.
  • Creative Writing. Yearly, 2016–18, Theory and Practice course for 9 students, grades 9-12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. 2015-17
  • Dreams of Reason: Satire & Travel in the Enlightenment. Spring 2017. Multi-disciplinary humanities course for 10 students, grades 10–12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Spring 2017.
  • Literary Forms. Spring 2017. Introductory course to literary analysis and criticism for 10 students, grades 9–11. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Spring 2017.
  • Global Surrealism. Multi-disciplinary humanities course for 6 students, grades 10-12. Community High School, Roanoke VA. Fall 2016.
  • The First World War. 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. 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
  •  Dreams of Reason: Satire and Travel in the Enlightenment. Aug. 2017. Edited publication of satirical fiction and satirical essays by CHS Enlightenment Class. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. 114 pp.
  • Automatism Amok! Experiments, Poems, Essays, Drawings, Games, Dreams, Manifestos & More. Dec. 2016/Aug. 2017. Edited publication by CHS Global Surrealism Class. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. 83 pp.
  • If Only We'd Known: Things CHS Students Wish They'd Known (or actually believed) When They Started. Aug. 2017. Edited zine of student contributions for New Student Orientation Day. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. 8 pp.
  • Other Worlds: Short Fiction From the Spring 2017 Creative Writing Group. Aug. 2017. Edited publication by CHS Creative Writing Class. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. 229 pp.
  • Rhymes Against Nature: Tasty Licks, Juicy Words, and EnJAMbment. June 2017. Edited publication by CHS Creative Writing Class. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. 24 pp.
  • The Curious Case of the Yeehaw Starship's Bleeding Heart of the Unspoken Blood of the Spirit of the Dragon (of the Spirit [of the West]). April 2017. Edited publication by CHS Creative Writing Class. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. 44 pp.
  • Trials and Strangulations: Stories for Children. Oct, 2016. Edited publication by CHS Creative Writing Class. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. 48 pp.
  • A Series of Unfortunate Deliveries: Twenty-Nine Variations. Oct, 2016. Edited publication by CHS Creative Writing Class. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. 32 pp.
  • Venture Forth: Quests and Journeys into the Unknown. Nov, 2016. Edited publication by CHS Creative Writing Class. Community High School: Roanoke, Virginia. 52 pp.  
  • Short Story Parodies of Don Quixote: A Brief Delve Into Parodies of a Parody Involving His Knightship Don Quixote de la Mancha, Showing with Unprecedented Realistic Fictitious Realism Displayed Through the Collective Efforts of the Don Quixote de la Mancha Literary Class at Community High School of Arts and Academics. Edited publication of student stories parodying genre fiction, in conjunction with Don Quixote & Renaissance Spain course at CHS. Community High School, May, 2016.
  • 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, Jan, 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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