Name: Zivah Perel Katz, Associate Professor
A.B. Cornell University, 1999
M.A. University of Delaware, 2001
Ph.D. University of Delaware, 2005
Courses I Teach:
My teaching emphasizes student analysis and the development of cogent and persuasive expression of this analysis through student writing. By integrating course readings and class discussions with critical writing, I create a class where students not only gain confidence in their own critical voices, but also learn to express themselves through writing. I believe that students desire courses that aspire not only to instruct, but also to encourage and empower. I have found that when properly guided, my students are creative and enthusiastic critics who appreciate the space to explore ideas they find exciting and relevant. Each course I teach provides me with new opportunities to improve my pedagogy and help to create new writers and critics.
20th Century American War Narratives
Film and Literature
Publications and Activities:
"Teaching Nella Larsen in an Urban Community College." Approaches to Teaching Nella Larsen, ed. Jacquelyn Y. McLendon. New York: Modern Language Association of America, In Contract. Print.
"Teaching Tim O'Brien in the Context of War Fiction." Approaches to Teaching Tim O'Brien, ed. Alex Vernon. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2010. Print.
“Individuality in Stanley Kubrick’s Marine Corps.” Literature/Film Quarterly 36.3 (2008): 223-32.
“A Farewell to Arms” and “The Naked and the Dead.” Facts on File Companion to the American Novel. New York: Facts on File, 2006.
“Transforming the Hero: Reconfiguring Masculine Identity in ‘The Secret Sharer.’” Conradiana 36.1-2, (Spring-Summer 2004): 111-30.
“Science and Technology in Steven Spielberg’s Adaptation of Brian Aldiss’s ‘Super-Toys Last All Summer Long,’” Film & History Conference, October 2008.
“War Stories Collide in Jarhead,” Literature/Film Annual Conference, October 2007.
“Real Isn’t Real Enough: Documentary Moments in Stanley Kubrick’s Films,” Film & History Conference, November 2006.
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