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John Thomas Casteen

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
442 Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
MFA-- Poetry, Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1996
BA, University of Virginia, 1993
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 start in A-K must take ENWR 1510 in the fall; those with last names starting in L-Z take it in the spring.
ENLT 2555: Special Topics
Credits: 3
Usually an introduction to non-traditional or specialized topics in literary studies, (e.g., native American literature, gay and lesbian studies, techno-literacy, Arthurian romance, Grub Street in eighteenth-century England, and American exceptionalism). For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
INST 2570: Interdisciplinary Studies Brown College
Credits: 1–3
Individual faculty and advanced graduate students may teach these courses with the approval of the Dean's Office, which acts for the Committee on Education Policy and the Curriculum. A maximum of 3.0 credits count toward the B.A. or B.S. in the College. INST courses count as non-College credits.
ENGL 2599: Special Topics
Credits: 3
Usually an introduction to non-traditional or specialized topics in literary studies, (e.g., native American literature, gay and lesbian studies, techno-literacy, Arthurian romance, Grub Street in eighteenth-century England, and American exceptionalism). For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENWR 3900: Career-Based Writing and Rhetoric
Credits: 3
Develops proficiency in a range of stylistic and persuasive effects. The course is designed for students who want to hone their writing skills, as well as for students preparing for careers in which they will write documents for public circulation. Students explore recent research in writing studies. In the workshop-based studio sessions, students propose, write, and edit projects of their own design.
  • Visiting Artist Faculty in Residence, New York University, 2009-2016
  • Mednick Fellowship, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, 2014
  • Nominated for Pushcart Prize 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Sweet Briar College Faculty Fellowship, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, 2013