Michael Lehman is a first year doctoral student at Emory University. He previously attended the University of West Florida where he received undergraduate degrees in history and english and a graduate degree in english. He has spent the last few years teaching a vast range of EFL courses across South Korea and literature and creative writing courses at Gyeonggi International School.
Michael’s research interests include postcolonial literature and theory and political activism and social movements. He is particularly interested in tropes of organ transplantation in postcolonial literature and representations of the body across global literatures. His previous work focuses on the presence of a poetics of futurity in J.M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians in which a subaltern subjectivity emerges from the imperial unconscious, the very structure that threatens to prevent its emergence.
The purpose of this site is to develop pedagogical approaches to the FYW programs at Emory University. I will be developing both practical and theoretical approaches so that I can further develop my teaching philosophy.