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Cory Thomas Shaman

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Biography

Cory Shaman’s research, teaching, and publications focus on the material histories and representations of environmental injustice, often in the context of post-natural conceptions of the environment. His work takes specific form in examining the growing archive of film and literature related to Hurricane Katrina, and much of his most recent scholarship has explored the ethics of food systems in the American South from a critical vegan perspective.

Shaman’s specific interest in how non-human interests are excluded or obscured in decision-making processes arises from a desire to imagine legitimately just and sustainable arrangements that more fully and seriously account for the lives that historically have been most discounted.

Shaman earned his Ph.D. in English, with concentrations in environmental and regional U.S. literature, from the University of Mississippi (2007)  

At the University of Virginia, Shaman will teach introductory courses on critical inquiry, within the Academic and Professional Writing Program, along with associated upper-level undergraduate writing intensive classes.

ENWR 1510: Writing and Critical Inquiry
Credits: 3
The single-semester option for meeting the first writing requirement-- intended to be taken during the first year of study-- this course approaches writing as a way of generating, representing, and reflecting on critical inquiry. Graded A, B, C, or NC. Students whose last names end in A-K must take ENWR 1510 in the fall; those with last names ending in L-Z take it in the spring.
ENWR 2510: Advanced Writing Seminar
Credits: 3
A single-semester option for meeting the first writing requirement-- intended to be taken during the first year of study-- this course approaches writing as a way of generating, representing, and reflecting on critical inquiry. Enrollment limited to students meeting benchmarks determined by the Writing Program.
ENWR 3500: Topics in Advanced Academic Writing
Credits: 3
A course for students who are already proficient academic writers and wish to develop their writing skills further in a workshop setting.
EVSC 3559: New Course in Environmental Science
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of environmental science.
ENWR 3559: New Course in Academic and Professional Writing
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of academic, professional, and creative writing. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENWR 3665: Writing about the Environment
Credits: 3
This course focuses on creating meaningful, responsible, and engaged writing in the context of significant environmental issues. Analysis of representative environmental texts, familiarity with environmental concepts, examination of ethical positions in private and public spheres of writing, and sustained practice with form, style, medium, and genre will drive a variety of writing projects.
ENGL 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–4
For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: third year, fourth year, English major or minor, AAS major or minor.