Lawrence Beemer

LECTURER
Office: English, Hamilton Smith Hall Rm 1, Durham, NH 03824
Lawrence Beemer

Dr. Lawrence Beemer studied at SUNY Purchase and New Paltz before completing is Ph.D. in 20th Century American Literature and Critical Theory at Ohio University. His dissertation examined the complex and protracted narrative structure of American Superhero comics. His essay, “Superhero Comic Book Narrative and Continuity: From Freytag’s Pyramid to The Sierpinski Triangle,” appeared in the International Journal of Comic Art. Since joining the faculty at UNH, Dr. Beemer has frequently taught composition and developed courses focusing on Science Fiction, Horror, and Crime Fiction.

Education

  • Ph.D., English, Ohio University
  • M.A., State University of New York at New Paltz
  • B.A., State University of New York at Purchase

Research Interests

  • Composition
  • Crime
  • Critical approaches to popular culture
  • Graphic narratives and comics
  • Post-structural narrative analysis
  • Science fiction

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 401: First-Year Writing
  • ENGL 415: Literature and Law
  • ENGL 444: Monsters!!!
  • ENGL 502: Professional & Technical Writ
  • ENGL 517: Intro African Amer Lit & Cult
  • ENGL 555: Science Fiction
  • ENGL 557: Crime and Espionage
  • HUMA 592: Top/Up, Up, & Away!Graphic Lit