Ongoing Projects: masculinity in the 'B' western film.
In 2002, Dr. McGillis's monograph, Children's Literature and the Fin de Siecle,
was published by Greenwood Press. For his scholarship in the field of
Children's Literature, Roderick McGillis earned a 2002 Distinguished Scholarship
Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts,
as well as a University of Calgary's President's Circle Award for
Excellence in Research and Creativity (2002). He also contributed to the 2006 Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature.
Teaching Approach: critical pedagogy best typifies what I take to be my approach; that is, I work best when interacting with students. I like dialogue. I like responding to questions. I like learning from students.
Methodology and Expectations: after having experimented with several class formats, I come back to what I'll call a "seminar" format--even with large classes. What do I expect? I expect curiosity from my students, an engagement in dialogue, and an interest in speculation. I also expect students to have some familiarity with and/or interest in language and grammar.