APSI Oxford / The Bradshaw

We called him Tortoise, because he taught us.-Lewis Carroll

David Bradshaw -Director Emeritus

Professor Bradshaw (1955 to 2016) was one of the original founders of APSI Oxford; he shared his literary insights and pedagogical philosophy with more than 500 AP English teachers from more than a dozen countries. The APSI now includes his name to honor his educational legacy.

David Bradshaw, BA, MA, D.Phil., FEA, is Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, Hawthornden Fellow in English Literature at Worcester College, Oxford, and was Chair of the Oxford English Faculty Board (Head of Department) between 2010-13. As well as over sixty essays and articles on all aspects of Modernist literature and culture he has edited, among other volumes, The Hidden Huxley (1994), A Concise Companion to Modernism (2003), The Cambridge Companion to E.M. Forster (2007), A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture (with Kevin J.H. Dettmar, 2006), Waugh's Decline and Fall, Ford's The Good Soldier, Woolf's Carlyle's House and Other Sketches, Huxley's Brave New World and Oxford World's Classics editions of Lawrence's The White Peacock and Women in Love, and Woolf's Mrs Dalloway, Selected Essays, To the Lighthouse, The Waves and The Mark on the Wall and Other Short Fiction. He has also brought out editions of Woolf's The Years (with Ian Blyth) and A Room of One's Own (with Stuart N. Clarke) as part of the Wiley-Blackwell Shakespeare Head Edition of Virginia Woolf. In 2013 he published a collection of essays (co-edited with Rachel Potter) entitled Prudes on the Prowl: Fiction and Obscenity in England 1850 to the Present Day (OUP), to which he contributed two of the nine chapters. Current projects include a book on Woolf; a book on Huxley and progressive thought; an edition of Jacob's Room for CUP; a collection of essays (co-edited with Laura Marcus and Rebecca Roach) entitled Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology and Modernity (OUP), and editions of Waugh's Remote People and Waugh in Abyssinia as part of the 42-volume OUP edition of The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh.



James Cross - Director/Consultant

James Cross recently retired from forty-three years of classroom high school AP teaching and soccer coaching. He continues to teach part-time at Pasadena City College, where he has been an assistant professor since 1981. Cross' workshop topics have included: "Victor: Mary's Shelley's Monster," Going after Cacciato in search of the Modern Hector," "Alice and what she teaches from Wonderland," "Rivers run through them" (river imagery in American literature.) His articles appear regularly in California English. He has been a College Board Consultant Since 1994 and has presented in APSI and One-Day Workshops in Washington, Colorado, Montana, and California.




Tim Fossett

Tim is a former United States Marine Corps Captain who did his undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina. Following a military career, he earned a Masters degree in English, and another in Education and Curriculum Design. Tim has taught all levels of high school English, in both public and private institutions. He is Nationally Board Certified, and holds a specialty certification in Gifted Education. He currently serves as the chair of the English Department at Freedom High School in Morganton, North Carolina. He teaches both AP Literature and AP Language. His specialties include Walt Whitman, Shakespeare, contemporary poetry, and James Joyce. Tim has participated in AP institutes in South Carolina, Maine, Vermont, and in England, and has been an AP Literature Reader since 2007. Over the past several years he has served as Table Leader and Ocho at the national AP Reading. In 2018 Tim served as the assistant room leader for the Q1 poetry question. He splits his spare time between mountain biking, golf, and travel.



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