Clockworks Academy is an online school founded by Dr. Paul Moffett. With an emphasis on joyful critical reading, Clockworks Academy offers courses on great classic works of fiction and popular culture, with plans to expand into literary theory and writing.


Dr. Paul Moffett, Founder

Dr. Moffett holds a Phd in medieval literature from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and an MA in English literature from the University of Manitoba. He has eight years of experience teaching University-level English courses—both in-person and online—at Memorial University. He has published academic work on Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta and has an upcoming book chapter on race in The Handmaid’s Tale. He hosts or co-hosts three podcasts: Halfway Expert, Way Too Seriously, and Clockworks: A Legion Podcast. He is also an award-winning poet.

If you would like to teach a Clockworks Academy course, please contact me by email and pitch it to me!

Clockworks Academy Productions

Clockworks Academy also produces a podcast called Halfway Expert, hosted by Paul. Halfway Expert is a free podcast, available through Apple Podcasts or wherever podcasts are found. Find out more here.


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Home page image by Kate Metenosky, @k8captions on twitter. Thanks Kate!

The image on the contact page is a selfie I once took.