Nicole WilkesGoldberg

English

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Teaching Experience

I believe in maintaining a student-centered classroom and creating a community learning environment. On the first day of class, we establish our class as a discourse community with unique individuals and ideas. Understanding that every situation has its own language, standards, and expectations helps students understand classroom expectations. My classroom tends to be casual and open, thus allowing students to guide the tone and tenor of their learning.

Research

My graduate work was on life writing, specifically Native American autoethnography and Levinasian theory. Because I teach rhetoric and composition, I have spent most of the last decade researching rhetorical strategies, discussion management, and teacher training. I am currently working on projects to better understand women’s care work and creativity.

Research Interest: Autoethnography, Contemporary Literature, Women’s Literature.

Selected Publications

  • 2020 Introductions and Editor, The Mormon Lit Blitz Anthology. The Mormon Lit Lab
  • 2020 Accepted into The Maxwell Institute Summer Seminar (postponed)
  • 2019 AML special award for “Thorns and Thistles: A Concert of Literature” performed at the Center of Latter-day Saints Arts Festival in New York City.
  • 2017 “Unwilling” in Moth and Rust: Mormon Encounters with Death, Signature Books
  • 2015 “Mormon Lit Blitz Introduction” in Dialogue​, vol. 48, no. 1, spring 2015
  • 2015 “‘You Wouldn’t Shoot Your Fellow Jews’: Nostalgia and Jewish Identity in Joann Sfar’s Klezmer” (collaboration with James Goldberg) in Visualizing Jewish Narrative, Purdue University Press
  • 2010 “‘You Wouldn’t Shoot Your Fellow Jews’: Nostalgia and Jewish Identity in Joann Sfar’s Klezmer” (collaboration with James Goldberg) in Shofar, special issue on Jewish Comics
  • 2009 Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium presentation of collaborative work (with James Goldberg), “The Wild East: Nostalgia in Joan Sfar’s Klezmer”
  • 2009 North American Levinas Society Conference presentation, “Inhabiting History: Exploring Jonathan Rosen’s Autoethnography The Talmud and the Internet”
  • 2008 Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium presentation, “Inhabiting History: Exploring Jonathan Rosen’s Autoethnography The Talmud and the Internet”

Service

2010- present Writing 312/English 312 Mentorships of graduate students
Nearly every semester, I train one or two graduate students to teach persuasive writing through a full-time mentorship. I have written a handbook for teaching persuasive writing, as well as done in-depth research on how to best train graduate student interns and presented both of these at the Biennial Writing Teachers’ Conference.
I have also actively trained other part-time faculty to teach persuasive writing.

Professional Website

https://nicolewilkesgoldberg.weebly.com/