Classy Talk with Jeff Encke

Posted Sun, 1/05/2014 - 12:44am by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class? 
Plague Narratives: The Rhetoric of Catastrophe

People should take this class if… 
talking about end times, prepper culture, isolationism, zombie fetishism, and other artifacts of risk perception and response sounds like a good way to spend a Saturday morning.

Can your students connect with you on social media? If so, how? 
Please, come stalk me on Facebook.

Are any of your works online and available to the public? 
Yup. Hereherehere, and here.

What’s your teaching philosophy? 
Always defer to Paul and Linda Niebanck.

If you could only bring one novel, story, or poem to a deserted island, which would you bring and why? 
Honestly, I’d probably bring a work of philosophy. Poetry and fiction would have no place in my island republic.

What are you currently working on? 
Bioengineering a strain of yeast that eats poetry. I want to brew an Imperial IPA from copies of “The Waste Land.”

If there was one piece of advice you could give an aspiring writer, what would it be? 
Try an anti-aspirant.

What do you like best about Hugo House? 
Its students…and the zombies.

What are you reading now? If you could pair it with a beverage (alcoholic or otherwise), what would you choose? 
“Bringing behavioral health into the care continuum: Opportunities to improve quality, costs, and outcomes,” which I suspect would pair nicely with a pint of Eliotic IPA.