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Responsible for creating and executing syllabi, designing and conducting lectures, and grading all exams and assignments.
Queen's University, Department of Drama (2007-2009)
  STSC 309: Shakespeare on Film
A new course for the Stage and Scren Studies concentration. The course introduces students to aesthetic approaches to film study, using specific Shakespearian films as examples. Course goals include cultivating critical skills in visual and textual analysis, deepening knowledge of Shakespeare, and understanding of adaptation and inter-medial exchange. Co-developed and taught with John Lazarus. See course website.
  DRAM 319: Contemporary Irish Drama
A version of SMC333, detailed below. Instead of preparing research packages for a local theatre production, students collaborated to create a website out of their dramaturgical research. View the course website, and the student project.  
  DRAM 201: World Drama I
ADrawing on a selection of plays from ancient Greece to the mid-17th century, this course provides both a broad survey of dramatic literature, as well as the opportunity to explore key dramatic and theatrical concepts in greater depth. A variety of approaches are employed to suit each week’s material, including the study of form, genre, theme, theatrical devices, cultural/historical context, and the plays’ relationship to audience. Lectures are designed to allow for a good deal of interaction, and students are encouraged to scrutinise the links between plays and periods. See course website.  
  DRAM 205: Theatre in the Age of Film and TV
In an age of increasing media convergence and inter-medial exchange, how do the seemingly separate worlds of theatre, film, and television interact with one another? What techniques are shared by each of these media, and how does the medium affect the creation and reception of cultural products? How is the audience experience shaped by the cultural shift towards the visual and the digital? Taking a topical approach, this course explores the impact of theatre on other media, as well as the ways in which film and tv have transformed theatrical productions and audience expectations in different historical moments. The course attracted a broad range of students from drama and film to students from other Faculties. See course website.  
  DRAM 301: Theories of Theatre
This course explores selected theorists from Plato to the 1970s, stopping just before the burst of scholarly output known as performance theory. The major assignment in the course sees students creating their own ‘theory blogs’ and posting weekly public critical responses to their readings. The use of the internet encourages collaboration, and develops an awareness of the contemporary issues in knowledge creation and distribution. See course website.
University of Toronto, Celtic Studies (2003-2007)
  SMC 333S: Contemporary Irish Drama, University of Toronto (Spring 2007)
A study of selected plays drawn from contemporary Irish playwrights such as Sebastian Barry, Patricia Burke Brogan, Marina Carr, Anne Devlin, Brian Friel, Martin McDonagh, Frank McGuinness, and Conor McPherson. In addition to honing close-reading skills, students collaborated with a local theatre company, using their research skills to provide dramaturgical support.  
  SMC 354Y: Celtic Cinema, University of Toronto (2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007)
The course explores Irish, Scottish and Welsh film, with a focus on formal properties, as well as the representation of Celtic identities and the development of national cinemas. First course of its kind at U of T; added to the permanent calendar in 2005. Designed and maintained a website, starting in 2005. Visit the archive version at
  SMC 411S: Celtic Cinema, University of Toronto (Spring 2004)
Fourth-year special topics course (one-semester course), provided the basis for SMC 354Y.

The positions below include the following responsibilities: planning tutorial discussions (including determining pedagogical approach), leading tutorial discussions, providing short lectures on key concepts, meeting with students (including weekly office hours), engaging in email discussions, and grading all assignments and tests.
  INI 115Y: Introduction to Film Study (2005-2007)
Cinema Studies Program, Innis College
Instructor: Dr. Charlie Keil

As the TA responsible for course administration, designed and maintained a 12-page website for the course (see course archive), maintained student records, and provided the instructor with feedback on assignments and exams in addition to regular TA responsibilities (as noted in 2003-2004 below) Course enrolment: 350 students. Tutorial enrolment: 58 (2 x 29 students)
  INI115Y: Introduction to Film Study (2003-2004)
Cinema Studies Program, Innis College
Instructor: Dr. Charlie Keil

Met weekly with the instructor and team of TAs to discuss the week's content, expanded on introductory film concepts, including aspects of formal analysis, and theoretical and ideological approaches. Tutorial enrolment: 48 (2 x 24 students)
  POL 103Y: Canada in Comparative Context: Democracy
Department of Political Science
Instructors: Dr. Richard Simeon and Dr. Joseph Wearing (2002-2003)
Dr. David Cameron and Dr. Richard Simeon (2001-2002)

Introduction to the institutions and major issues in Canadian politics, with a focus on multiple aspects of democracy. A range of international democratic nations were used as a comparison. Tutorial enrolment: 63 each year (3 x 21 students)
  POL213Y: Politics, Media and Technology (1999-2000 & 2000-2001)
Department of Political Science
Instructor: Dr. Judith McKenzie

Course employed a variety of media theories (McLuhan, Innis, Parenti, etc.) to scrutinise the impact of media on the political process in Canada. Tutorial enrolment: 60 each year (3 x 20 students)
Grading assignments and exams, providing written comments, tabulating results
Film History, University of Toronto (2005-2006)
Instructor: Dr. Nic Sammond
The Hero in Literature, University of Toronto at Scarborough (Spring 2005)
Instructor: Dr. Donna Bennett
Film History, University of Toronto (2004-2005)
Instructor: Dr. Charlie Keil
World Drama II (17th Century-Present), Queen’s University at Kingston (Spring 2003)
Instructor: Dr. Sarah Gibson-Bray
Authorship in Cinema: Kristof Kieslowski, Jim Jarmusch, Hal Hartley, University of Toronto (2002-2003)
Instructor: Dr. Lisa Coulthard
World Drama II (17th Century-Present), Queen’s University at Kingston (Spring 2002)
Instructor: Dr. Richard Plant
World Drama I (Ancient – 17th Century), Queen’s University at Kingston (Fall 2001)
Instructor: Dr. Craig Walker
Authorship in Cinema: François Truffaut, Joseph Losey, University of Toronto (1999-2000)
Instructor: Dr. Manuela Gieri
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