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Dr. Rechelle Christie

Name

[Christie, Dr. Rechelle]
  • Asst Professor in Practice, English
  • Assistant Professor in Practice

Professional Preparation

    • 2011 PhD in EnglishTexas Christian University (TCU)
    • 2002 MA in English (Philosophy),  Texas A&M University System (TAMU)  College Station, TX
    • 1997 BA (with Honors) in EnglishTexas A&M University System (TAMU)  College Station, TX

Publications

      Journal Article 2007
      • Christie, Rechelle. "“The Politics of Representation and Illustration in Clemence Housman’s The Were-Wolf”." Housman Society Journal 33 (2007): 54-67.
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      Journal Article 2006
      • Christie, Rechelle. "“An Undergraduate American Literature and Identity Course Looks East to Great Britain.”." Victorian Periodicals Review 39.4 (2006): 429-437.
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Courses

      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        ENGL 1302 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II: This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on advanced techniques of academic argument. Includes issue identification, independent library research, analysis and evaluation of sources, and synthesis of sources with students’ own claims, reasons, and evidence. This course focuses on critical engagement with ethical and social issues and the development of academic arguments that communicate a specific point of view. PrerequisiteGrade of C or better in ENGL 1301.

        Summer - DYN - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        ENGL 1302 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II: This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on advanced techniques of academic argument. Includes issue identification, independent library research, analysis and evaluation of sources, and synthesis of sources with students’ own claims, reasons, and evidence. This course focuses on critical engagement with ethical and social issues and the development of academic arguments that communicate a specific point of view. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1301.

        Spring - DYN - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 3353-001 GOTHIC LITERATURE

        This course will explore the cultural significance of Gothic literature and how the texts within the genre create a complex dialogue within cultural and historical contexts.  By the end of the course, students should be able to effectively analyze Gothic texts and articulate both orally and in writing how the Gothic tradition works to reveal cultural anxieties.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-701 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        ENGL 1302 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II: This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on advanced techniques of academic argument. Includes issue identification, independent library research, analysis and evaluation of sources, and synthesis of sources with students’ own claims, reasons, and evidence. This course focuses on critical engagement with ethical and social issues and the development of academic arguments that communicate a specific point of view. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1301.

        Spring - DYN - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 3300-001 TOPICS IN LITERATURE

        This course will explore the cultural significance of Gothic literature and how the texts within the genre create a complex dialogue within cultural and historical contexts.  By the end of the course, students should be able to effectively analyze Gothic texts and articulate both orally and in writing how the Gothic tradition works to reveal cultural anxieties.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 3300-001 TOPICS IN LITERATURE

        This course will explore the cultural significance of Gothic literature and how the texts within the genre create a complex dialogue within cultural and historical contexts.  By the end of the course, students should be able to effectively analyze Gothic texts and articulate both orally and in writing how the Gothic tradition works to reveal cultural anxieties.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2319-700 British Literature

        Concentration on works of British Literature with a focus on cultural, historical, political, and identity issues and how these issues are reflected in literature. Examines at least three genres and six authors. Emphasis on critical thinking, reading, and writing.

      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        English 1302: Introduction to Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing II is a course that builds on the skills learned in English 1301 by providing a more extensive introduction to rhetorical and argument theories. Students learn to identify a controversial issue independently, research that issue by navigating library databases, compile a bibliography of relevant sources, map the conversation surrounding the issue, and advocate their own position by developing claims supported by good reasons and evidence.  Students continue to practice recursive reading and writing processes and develop a more sophisticated awareness of context and audience.

        Summer - DYN - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        English 1302: Introduction to Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing II is a course that builds on the skills learned in English 1301 by providing a more extensive introduction to rhetorical and argument theories. Students learn to identify a controversial issue independently, research that issue by navigating library databases, compile a bibliography of relevant sources, map the conversation surrounding the issue, and advocate their own position by developing claims supported by good reasons and evidence.  Students continue to practice recursive reading and writing processes and develop a more sophisticated awareness of context and audience.

        Spring - DYN - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        English 1302: Introduction to Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing II is a course that builds on the skills learned in English 1301 by providing a more extensive introduction to rhetorical and argument theories. Students learn to identify a controversial issue independently, research that issue by navigating library databases, compile a bibliography of relevant sources, map the conversation surrounding the issue, and advocate their own position by developing claims supported by good reasons and evidence.  Students continue to practice recursive reading and writing processes and develop a more sophisticated awareness of context and audience. 

        Summer - DYN - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-701 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        English 1302: Introduction to Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing II is a course that builds on the skills learned in English 1301 by providing a more extensive introduction to rhetorical and argument theories. Students learn to identify a controversial issue independently, research that issue by navigating library databases, compile a bibliography of relevant sources, map the conversation surrounding the issue, and advocate their own position by developing claims supported by good reasons and evidence.  Students continue to practice recursive reading and writing processes and develop a more sophisticated awareness of context and audience. 

        Spring - DYN - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-901 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        English 1302: Introduction to Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing II is a course that builds on the skills learned in English 1301 by providing a more extensive introduction to rhetorical and argument theories. Students learn to identify a controversial issue independently, research that issue by navigating library databases, compile a bibliography of relevant sources, map the conversation surrounding the issue, and advocate their own position by developing claims supported by good reasons and evidence.  Students continue to practice recursive reading and writing processes and develop a more sophisticated awareness of context and audience. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-902 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        English 1302: Introduction to Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing II is a course that builds on the skills learned in English 1301 by providing a more extensive introduction to rhetorical and argument theories. Students learn to identify a controversial issue independently, research that issue by navigating library databases, compile a bibliography of relevant sources, map the conversation surrounding the issue, and advocate their own position by developing claims supported by good reasons and evidence.  Students continue to practice recursive reading and writing processes and develop a more sophisticated awareness of context and audience. 

        Spring - DYN - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1301-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I

        Introduction to college reading and writing. Emphasizes recursive writing processes, rhetorical analysis, synthesis of sources, and argument.

        Spring - DYN - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1301-900 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I

        Introduction to college reading and writing. Emphasizes recursive writing processes, rhetorical analysis, synthesis of sources, and argument.

        Spring - DYN - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1301-901 Composition I

        Introduction to college reading and writing. Emphasizes recursive writing processes, rhetorical analysis, synthesis of sources, and argument.

        Spring - DYN - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II

        No Description Provided.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 2303-005 The Gothic as Cultural Text

        This literature course has various goals. The first is to encourage students to see that literary studies matter and to foster enjoyment of literature, as students engage with ideas and beliefs in ways that extend beyond the English classroom. Secondly, students should realize that literature does not occur as isolated literary events, but as complex dialogue within cultural and historical contexts. The third focuses upon developing students’ ability to read critically by studying a variety of literary elements such as form, structure, and style. Lastly, the course enables students to demonstrate their understanding of and ability to analyze literary texts both orally and in writing.

        This course also satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirements in Language, Philosophy, and Culture. The required objectives of these courses are the development of students’ critical thinking, communication skills, personal responsibility, and social responsibility. Many elements of this course foster development of these objectives, which are explicitly addressed in the “Signature Assignment” (see below). The Departmental general guidelines for sophomore literature can be found by typing “sophomore literature” in the “Search UT Arlington” box on the University website: http://www.uta.edu/uta.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 1302-701 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 1302-900 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 1302-901 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 2303-007 TOPICS IN LITERATURE
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 1302-900 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 1302-701 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 1302-900 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 1302-901 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 1302-701 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 2303-009 Special Topics: Beyond Survivance
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 1302-705 English Composition II
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 1302-701 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 1302-703 English Composition II
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 1302-704 English Composition II
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ENGL 1302-703 English Composition II
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 1302-706 English Composition II
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 1302-703 English Composition II
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 1302-700 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 2303-003 TOPICS IN LITERATURE

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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-500 English Composition II
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 1302-501 English Composition II
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 1302-502 English Composition II
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 2303-003 TOPICS IN LITERATURE

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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011Contact info & Office Hours
      • ENGL 1302-500 English Composition II
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 2303-003 TOPICS IN LITERATURE

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      • ENGL 2303-003 TOPICS IN LITERATURE
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ENGL 2303-006 Social Media in the Nineteenth Century

        Course Description

        Transforming day into night is the function of the Gothic; it reaches into the shadows of the imagination in order to call into question what is perceived as stable fixed and regulated. While the Gothic is primarily considered a genre of sensation and mere entertainment as it readily provides audiences a means of escaping from reality, scholars in various fields have begun to carefully rethink the purpose and historical function of the Gothic. According to David Punter and Glennis Byron, authors of The Gothic, the genre provides an available means for speaking the “unspeakable.†Furthermore, they argue, the Gothic “re-emerges with particular force during times of cultural crisis†in order to negotiate the anxieties of an age through displacement (39). By considering the Gothic through Punter and Byron’s conception of the genre, we can begin to explore the Gothic as a form of social critique and public argument. Bram Stoker’s Dracula, for example, tells us as much about Victorian England as it does about the supernatural. Contemporary manifestations of the Gothic, such as Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series and film productions like Underworld, function similar to Stoker’s text; however, they reveal current cultural anxieties and social critiques, as all texts are reflections of the age in which they are produced. While this course primarily investigates Gothic texts (novels, poetry, and short fiction) produced in the late Victorian age, we will also consider how the Gothic functions in contemporary culture and how we all are personally tied to this unique and enduring genre.

        In addition to the study of the Gothic, this course has various goals. The first is to encourage students to see that literary studies matter and to foster enjoyment of literature, as students engage with ideas and beliefs in ways that extend beyond the English classroom. Secondly, students should realize that literature does not occur as isolated literary events, but as complex dialogue within cultural and historical contexts. The third focuses upon developing students’ ability to read critically by studying a variety of literary elements such as form, structure, and style. Lastly, the course enables students to demonstrate their understanding of and ability to analyze literary texts both orally and in writing.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 20101 Link

Administrative Appointment

  • 2009
    • Aug 2009 to Present - Director of Digital Teaching and Learning in English, University of Texas at Arlington