Shane GomesDr. Shane Gomes

Assistant Professor 
Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy

PhD, North Dakota State University
MA, University of Northern Colorado
BA, University of Hawaii at Hilo


Shane Gomes is originally from Honolulu and grew up in Keaau, Hawaii. His dissertation focused on using comic books and graphic novels as the basis of multimodal pedagogies intent on destroying the Western Canon while simultaneously teaching composition and literature. He has taught courses on composition, world literature, professional/technical writing, and film. His research interests include Comics and Pop Culture, Usability and User Experience, and Ecofeminist Criticism. 

Selected Publications

“Unweaving the World: Militant Ecofeminism in the Anti-Fairy Tale Beautiful Darkness.” Feminist Readings of Comics. Eds. Cox, Sandra, Susan Kendrick and Missy Nieveen-Phegley. New York: Routledge, forthcoming, 2021.

Selected Presentations

“Unweaving the World: Militant Eco-Feminism in Beautiful Darkness.”  2019 College English Association Conference,  New Orleans, LA

  “Empathic Teaching: A Deployment of CCT Informed Pedagogy.”  2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication.  Kansas City, MO

   “‘Whiteness Never Has to Speak Its Name’: The Rhetorical Construction of Race in Linden Hills.”  2018 VIII International Gothic Literature Congress.  Mexico City, Mexico

  “‘Everything That Ought to Have Remained Hidden’: Sublimation and the Uncanny in Anya’s Ghost.”  2017 North East Popular Culture Association Conference.  Amherst, MA

  “Shaken, But Not Yet Stirred. The Persistence of Institutionalized Misogyny in the James Bond Series.”  2015 Page 23 Literary Conference.  Denver, CO

  “The Century Jack Built.”  2014 ROMOCOCO Literary Conference.  Denver, CO

Classes Taught at TSU

ENGL 1010 and ENGL 2320