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Lisa Goff

Associate Professor
Director, Institute for Public History
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
412 Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
University of Virginia Ph.D., History
Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, MSJ
College of William and Mary in Virginia, BA with Honors, English Literature
AMST 2422: Point of View Journalism
Credits: 3
This course analyzes 'point-of-view' journalism as a controversial but credible alternative to the dominant model of ''objectivity' in the U.S. news media. It will survey point-of-view journalists from Benjamin Franklin to the modern blog.
ENSP 2610: Point of View Journalism
Credits: 3
This course analyzes 'point-of-view' journalism as a controversial but credible alternative to the dominant model of ''objectivity' in the U.S. news media. It will survey point-of-view journalists from Benjamin Franklin to the modern blog.
ENGL 2910: Point of View Journalism
Credits: 3
This course analyzes 'point-of-view' journalism as a controversial but credible alternative to the dominant model of ''objectivity' in the U.S. news media.
AMST 3001: Theories and Methods of American Studies
Credits: 3
This seminar course will introduce majors to various theories and methods for the practice of American Studies. The three goals of the seminars are (1) to make students aware of their own interpretive practices; (2) to equip them with information and conceptual tools they will need for advanced work in American Studies; and (3) to provide them with comparative approaches to the study of various aspects of the United States. Prerequisites: American Studies Major
AMST 3221: Hands-On Public History: Slavery and Reconstruction
Credits: 3
The presentation of history to the public--at historic sites, museums, databases--is "public history." This class investigates the public history of slavery in Virginia with readings, research, and tours of historic sites. Students work with GIS specialists in Scholars' Lab; Special Collections curators; and local groups using new technologies to document hidden or erased histories of African American life.
AMST 3465: America and the Global South in Literature and Film
Credits: 3
Students in this course will examine and interpret conceptions of America from the point of view of novelists, filmmakers, journalists, and scholars in the Global South. American and Global South landscapes will be a focus of the class, as will images, artifacts, and material culture that reveal Global South views of the United States.
ENAM 3559: New Course in American Literature
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of American Literature. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 3990: London, The Theatrical City
Credits: 3
This course explores the theatrical culture of London. Students will attend plays in a variety of genres and will discuss and write about both the history of London theater and the contemporary theatrical scene.
ENCR 4500: Seminar in Literary Criticism
Credits: 3
Limited enrollment. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
AMST 4500: Fourth-Year Seminar in American Studies
Credits: 3
This seminar is intended to focus study, research, and discussion on a single period, topic, or issue, such as the Great Awakening, the Civil War, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Depression, or the 1960s. Topics vary.
AMST 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 3
An elective course for American Studies majors who have completed AMST 3001-3002. Students will work with an American Studies faculty member to support the student's own research. Topics vary, and must be approved by the Program Director. Prerequisite: AMST 3001, 3002, Instructor Consent.
AMST 4998: Distinguished Majors Program Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Students spend the fall semester of their 4th years working closely with a faculty advisor to conduct research and begin writing their Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) thesis.
AMST 4999: Distinguished Majors Thesis Seminar
Credits: 3
This workshop is for American Studies majors who have been admitted to the DMP program. Students will discuss the progress of their own and each other's papers, with particular attention to the research and writing processes. At the instructor's discretion, students will also read key works in the field of American Studies. Prerequisites: admission to DMP.
ENCR 9500: Advanced Studies in Critical Theory
Credits: 3
Topics vary from year to year.
  • Mead Award Honored Faculty, 2015-2016