L. Andrew Cooper
Email: email@example.com (preferred contact)
Office Phone: 404‐894‐8923
Office: Skiles 341
Literature, Communication, and Culture
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332‐0165
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Ph.D., English Literature, 2005
Dissertation: Gothic Realities: The Emergence of Cultural Forms through Representations of the
Unreal (Committee: Claudia Johnson, Mark Hansen, Deborah Nord, Jeff Nunokawa)
M.A., English Literature, 2004
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
B.A., summa cum laude, English and American Literature and Language, 1999 (Phi Beta Kappa)
Thesis: Cultural Hierarchy: Reevaluating the High and the Low (Advisor: John Guillory)
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
Certificate in Technical Communication, 2007
Certificate in Electronic Pedagogy, 2006
Certificate in Electronic Theory, 2006
Cooper, L. Andrew. Gothic Realities: The Impact of Horror Fiction on Modern Culture. McFarland
An examination of ways the horror genre, in fiction and film from the 18th century to the
present, might produce deviant sexualities, heretical beliefs, and real‐world violence.
Cooper, L. Andrew. Dario Argento. Under contract with University of Illinois Press. Due May
An exploration of the corpus of Italian cult horror film director Dario Argento, focusing
on his films’ deliberate subversion of critical expectations and theories.
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Burnett, Rebecca E., L. Andrew Cooper, and Candice A. Welhausen. “How can technical
communicators develop strategies for effective collaboration?” In Solving Problems in
Technical Communication, ed. Johndan Johnson‐Eilola and Stuart A. Selber. Chicago:
University of Chicago Press. FORTHCOMING.
Cooper, L. Andrew. “Gothic Threats: The Role of Danger in the Critical Evaluation of The Monk
and The Mysteries of Udolpho,” Gothic Studies 8.2, November 2006.
Cooper, L. Andrew. “The Indulgence of Critique: Relocating the Sadistic Voyeur in Dario
Argento’s Opera,” The Quarterly Review of Film and Video 22.1, January‐March 2005.
Cooper, L. Andrew. “James Kendrick, Hollywood Bloodshed; Steven Jay Schneider (ed.), Horror Film
and Psychoanalysis; John Edgar Browning and Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart, Draculas, Vampires,
and Other Undead Forms,” Post Script 29.1, Fall 2009.
Rebecca E. Burnett and Cooper, L. Andrew. “Multimodal Synergy.” WOVENText: The E‐Book for
Georgia Tech’s Writing and Communication Program. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009, 2010.
Cooper, L. Andrew et al. The Brittain Fellowship Handbook. Georgia Tech Writing and
Communication Program, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. [Cooper served as co‐author, co‐
designer, and primary editor for each year’s iteration]
Writing and Communication
“Collaborative Narration: Negotiating Cultural Conflicts through Multimodality.” With
Rebecca Burnett and Dennis McBride. DARPA Negotiate Across Cultures Workshop,
Washington, D.C., August 17, 2010.
“Implementing a Multimodal Curriculum, from Invention to Assessment.” With Rebecca
Burnett. Writing Program Administrators’ Conference, Philadelphia, PA, July 15, 2010.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “E‐Book Rhetoric: Dissolving the Borders of Pedagogy, Programs, and
Publishing.” With Kimberly Hampton. Rhetorical Reflections: Borderless Pedagogies in a
Multimodal World. Georgia Tech’s Multimodal Symposium, Atlanta, GA, April 9, 2010.
“Multimodal Collaboration: A Synergy of Minds and Media.” With Rebecca Burnett and
Candice Welhausen. 13th Annual ATTW Conference, Louisville, KY, March 17, 2010.
“From the Borderless Classroom to the Borderless Workplace: Multimodal Pedagogies and
Distributed Work Environments.” With Rebecca Burnett and Dan Vollaro. 12th Annual
ATTW Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 11, 2009.
“Strategic, Multimodal Communication to Analyze Critical and Complex Problems.” With
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Rebecca Burnett. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., October, 2008.
“Reshaping Careers for Teaching and Administration in Technical and Scientific
Communication. With Rebecca Burnett and Karen Head. The 34th Annual Meeting of the
Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, October, 2007.
Film, Literature, and Culture
“Horror Films and Contamination: Decoding Media Representations to Decode Violence.”
Annual Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Atlanta, GA,
“Subliminal Sexism.” Panel discussion with Anoka Chenzira and Amy D’Unger. Atlanta, GA,
“Preaching Murder: Morality, Aesthetics, and Politics in Seven and Saw.” Southwest/Texas
Regional Meeting of the Popular Culture and American Culture Association,
Albuquerque, NM, February 2006.
“The Castle of Otranto: Camp, Enlightened Sadism, and the Meanings of ‘Gothic.’” Invited
lecture, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, January 2005.
“Sacrificing Sexualities in the Gothic Schoolrooms of ‘Secret Worship,’ Voodoo Academy,
and The Brotherhood.” QGrad Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, October 2004.
“The Gothic Articulation of Homosexuality in the Nineteenth Century.” QGrad Conference,
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, November 2003.
“Containing Gothic Threats: The Critical Success of Ann Radcliffe.” “Readers and Writers
in the Eighteenth Century: An Interdisciplinary Conference,” Princeton University,
Princeton, NJ, May 2003.
“Gothic Anxieties: The Fear of Literature in the Late Eighteenth Century.” Eighteenth‐
Century Studies Colloquium, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, November 2002.
“The Indulgence of Critique: Dario Argento’s Treatment of the Sadistic Voyeur.”
Southwest/Texas Regional Meeting of the Popular Culture and American Culture
Association, Albuquerque, NM, February 2002.
The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
Assistant Director, Writing and Communication 2009‐Present
Coordinator, Writing and Communication 2007 ‐ 2009
Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow 2005 ‐ 2008
Cerritos College, Norwalk, California
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Instructor, English Department 2004 ‐ 2005
Lab Instructor, Writing Center 2005
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Graduate Fellow 1999 ‐ 2005
Teaching Assistant (Preceptor), English Department 2002
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Research Assistant, English Department 1997 ‐ 1999
The Georgia Institute of Technology
“Dario Argento in Context,” Fall 2010.
This upper‐level, communication‐intensive film course examines the major works of
horror maestro Dario Argento alongside works by Hitchcock, De Sica, Fellini, and others.
“Composition II: Military Hierarchies, Covert Intelligence, and Psychological Warfare,” Spring
Linked to a course on Naval History, this course teaches multimodal communication and
research for students in an NROTC program.
“Introduction to Film,” Summer 2009, Fall 2009
This course introduces terms and techniques in film analysis. Students explore films
from multiple genres, periods, and cultural traditions while they write essays, analyze
sequences of stills, and produce their own short films.
“Technical Communication for Pre‐Health Students,” Spring 2009
This course focuses on communication strategies for entering and succeeding in a health
profession, emphasizing graduate admissions, on‐the‐job communication, and ethics.
“Composition II: Monsters of Technology,” Fall 2008
This course teaches multimodal communication and research through a study of horror
fiction and films, including Them!, The Fly, Ringu, and The Thing.
“Gender, Sexuality, and Politics in the Contemporary Horror Film,” Summer 2008
This course surveys contemporary horror films from a cultural studies perspective,
including Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Suspiria, Candyman, Audition, and Saw.
“Technical Communication for Management Students,” Spring 2008
This course focuses on management communication through a simulated business that
involves researching, designing, and marketing a survival guide to life after college.
“Technical Communication Practices,” Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007
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This course introduces the principles of professional communication, including
document and web design, oral presentation, and collaboration.
“Composition I: Arguments and Mediated Violence,” Fall 2005, Summer 2006
This course teaches multimodal communication through a study of debates surrounding
the social impact of violent television, film, video games, and other media.
“Composition II: Gothic Fictions: Technologies of Terror,” Spring 2006
This course teaches multimodal communication and research through a study of literary
and film versions of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Dracula.
“Composition, Literature, and Film,” Summer 2005
This course teaches advanced writing techniques through a survey of poetry, fiction, and
film, including works by and adaptations of Shakespeare, Poe, and Wilde.
“Introduction to Composition,” Fall 2004, Spring 2005
This course teaches written communication through a study of non‐fictional essays,
fiction, and film, including literary and film versions of Frankenstein and Lolita.
“Introduction to College Writing,” Spring 2005
This course teaches developmental writing through a study of non‐fictional essays,
fiction, and film, including Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Donnie Darko.
“The Gothic,” designed and taught with Prof. Claudia Johnson, Fall 2002
This course surveys Gothic fiction and related films; novels include The Castle of Otranto,
A Sicilian Romance, and The Monk; films include The Hunger and Fight Club.
“Jane Austen in Context,” taught with Prof. Claudia Johnson, Spring 2002.
This course surveys all of Austen’s major works as well as related films, included Pride
and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Clueless.
Selected Academic Administration and Service at Georgia Tech
Coordinator, CommLab (Writing and Communication Center) 2010 ‐ present
Coordinator, Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship 2007 ‐ present
Coordinator, Writing and Communication Committee 2007 ‐ present
Chair, CommLab Committee 2010 ‐ present
Chair, Brittain Fellowship Hiring Committee 2008 ‐ present
Chair, E‐Book (Textbook) Committee 2008 ‐ present
Chair, Handbook Committee 2008 ‐ 2010
Member, Multimedia Instruction Librarian Hiring Committee 2010 ‐ present
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Member, Social Media Committee 2010 ‐ present
Member, Library Search Committee 2010 ‐ present
Member, Technical Communication Committee 2008 ‐ present
Member, World Englishes Committee 2008 ‐ present
Member, Programmatic Assessment Committee 2008 ‐ present
Member, Textbook Committee 2007 ‐ 2008
Co‐Presenter, Series on Professional Communication for Biomechanics 2008 ‐ 2010
Co‐Presenter, Series on Poster Presentations for Human‐Computer Interaction 2007 ‐ 2008
Co‐Presenter, Series on Library Communication 2007
Awards and Honors
Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship, Georgia Tech, 2005‐2008
William G. Bowen Merit Fellowship, Princeton University 1999‐2004
Dean’s Fund for Scholarly Travel Grant, Princeton University, 2002
Le Baron Russell Briggs Prize Honors Thesis, Harvard University, 1999
Reading knowledge of French and German
Rebecca Burnett, Georgia Tech (609) 258‐1865
firstname.lastname@example.org Jack Swanson, Cerritos College
(404) 894‐1158 email@example.com
Carol Senf, Georgia Tech (562) 860‐2451 ext. 2823
Lisa Yaszek, Georgia Tech
Claudia L. Johnson, Princeton
Deborah Nord, Princeton
Jeff Nunokawa, Princeton
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