Christopher Krejci

Assistant Professor, English 9 Month


Department

English

Courses Taught
  • ENGL 1301, Composition I
  • ENGL 1013, Composition I
  • ENGL 1302, Composition II
  • ENGL 1023, Composition II
  • ENGL 2322, British Literature I
  • ENGL 2323, British Literature II
  • HUMN 2223, Western Humanities II
  • THTR 1020, Introduction to Theatre
  • THTR 1025, Acting I
  • THTR 2028, Introduction to Dramatic Literature
  • THTR 3900, Special Topics in Performance
Education
  • Post-Doctoral Studies in Curriculum and Instruction, Louisiana State University, 2012-2014 
  • Ph.D. in Theatre History and Dramatic Literature, Louisiana State University, 2011
  • Master of Liberal Arts in English Literature, St. Edward’s University, 2004
  • B.A. in Theatre, St. Edward’s University, 1999
Teaching Experience
  • Temple College, Assistant Professor of English, 2015-present
  • Baton Rouge Community College, Adjunct Instructor of English and Humanities, 2014-2015
  • Zachary Community School District, English and Humanities Teacher (GT Grades 9-12), 2012-2015
  • Zachary Community School District, Theatre Teacher (GT Grades 1-12), 2008-2012
  • Louisiana State University, Board of Regents Fellow, 2004-2008
Professional Publications
  • Challenging Common Core Language Arts Lessons: Activities and Extensions for Gifted and Advanced Learners in Grade 6. Advance Curriculum from the Center for Gifted Education at William and Mary, Prufrock Press, 2017.
  • “Session 13: Wormhole 56C.” Cricket Radio: Ten Short Plays for Broadcast. Script Works, 2006.
Professional Performances
  • “Soundtrack for the End of the World” and “Everything Old Is New Again.” The 3rd Austin One-Minute Play Festival, One Minute Play Festival, Script Works, Austin Playhouse Theatre, Austin, TX, August 22-24, 2016.
  • “The Right to Bear” and “Lewis and Clark Ride the White Horses.” The 2nd Austin One-Minute Play Festival, One Minute Play Festival, Script Works, Ground Floor Theatre, Austin, TX, August 17-19, 2015.
  • The Planet Earth Show. Co-written by Derek Mudd and Gretchen Stein. Playmakers of Baton Rouge, The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission, Spring Tour, Central and Southern Louisiana, February 27- April 19, 2015.
  • The Tragical, Comical, Ahistorical Adventures of Pinocchio. Patti Pace Performance Festival, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, February 1, 2013.
  • The Tragical, Comical, Ahistorical Adventures of Pinocchio. Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Young Professionals Program, Reilly Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA, March 1-4, 2012.
Professional Presentations
  • “Confronting the Male Gaze in The Way of the World.Time’s Up: Confronting Toxic Masculinity in British Literature I through Active Learning, Two-Year College English Association Southwest Annual Conference, Conroe, TX, October 24-26, 2019.
  • Literature and Composition Assignment Swap. Session Chair, TCCTA Annual Convention, Houston, TX February 2, 2019.
  • Making the Co-requisite Model Work: A Roundtable Discussion. Session Chair, TCCTA Annual Convention, Houston, TX February 2, 2019
  • “Edwin Forrest and the ‘Art of Manliness.” Co-written with Derek Mudd, Words Made Flesh: The Body as Cross-Cultural Text, South Central Modern Language Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 11-14, 2018.
  • Spectacular Transgressions. Session Co-chair with John Fletcher, Multidisciplinary Roundtable, Association for Theatre in Higher Education Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, August 3-6, 2017.
  • “Challenging Secondary Gifted Students: Developing a Sense of Self through English Language Arts.” Summer Institute, Center for Gifted Education, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, June 27-28, 2016.
  • Collaborative Pedagogy: Conscientious Community, Collegial, and Classroom Engagement. Session Chair, Southern States Communication Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX, April 6-10, 2016.
  • “Developing a Sense of Self through Reading and Analysis.” Texas Association for Gifted Teachers Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, December 2-4, 2015.
Awards
  • NISOD Excellence Award, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 28, 2017.
Research Interests
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Social Satire and Comedy
  • Gothic Literature and Film
Research Summary

Although my work crosses disciplinary boundaries, it usually revolves around issues related to identity and social justice. In my research, I look to literature, art, media, and performance to explore the intersections of creativity, identity, culture, and critical-theory.  In my past research, I have focused on postmodern drama, transgressive performance practices, and theories of transgression to interrogate relationships between culture, identity, pedagogy, theatre, and popular media. My current research considers ways in which literary, visual, and media texts across a number of contemporary and historical sites inscribe and subvert notions of masculinity and femininity.