Farrah Cato

Research Interests

  • Speculative Fiction
  • Magical Realism
  • Womanist Studies and Intersectional Feminisms
  • Women's Craft Works as Technologies as Resistance
  • Women's Material Culture
  • Critical Making


  • 2020 UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award
  • 2016 CAH Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • 2015 UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award
  • 2012 Online Schools Top 20 Latin & Hispanic Professors in Florida
  • 2010 UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award
  • 2010 CAH Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award


No courses found for Fall 2023.

No courses found for Summer 2023.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10418 LIT2110 World Literature Ⅰ Web-Based (W) Unavailable
Renegades, rebels, rogues, tricksters, and the like will be the focus of this survey of early world literature. We will examine versions of this figure at various times, spaces, and places, from the Greeks to the Mayans to Shakespeare. We will investigate how they work within and against the prevailing ideas of their day, and what their tricks, cons, and/or challenges mean in their varied cultural contexts. Sometimes, our discussion will focus on individual characters, sometimes it may focus on authors, and sometimes the trickster element will be more implicit than explicit. 
20512 LIT3368 Magical Realism in Literature Face to Face (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Unavailable


This course will examine magical realism in a variety of ways, with particular attention to its cultural, social, and postcolonial contexts. We will read Latin American writers like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende, and we will also explore magical realism as a global phenomenon via the works of writers like Salman Rushdie and Naguib Mahfouz. For much of the course, we will grapple with the question of what’s at stake in using the “magical” to confront pressing, “real world” issues.

Updated: Feb 2, 2023