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Alexis Easley

Professor of English / Graduate English Program Director
Degree
Ph.D., University of Oregon
B.S., M.F.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks
At St. Thomas since 2005
Office
JRC 335
Hours
(Fall 2015) R 5:00-5:45pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5653

As a researcher, teacher, and editor, I am interested in everything Victorian. I recently published two books, Literary Celebrity, Gender, and Victorian Authorship, 1850–1914 (U Delaware P, 2011) and Terrifying Transformations: An Anthology of Werewolf Fiction, 1838-1896 (Valancourt, 2012). I serve as editor of Victorian Periodicals Review, an international scholarly journal dedicated to research on the Victorian press. I also serve as co-editor of the two-volume Ashgate Companion to Nineteenth-Century British Periodicals (forthcoming, 2015-16). My other current research and teaching interests include Victorian women writers, Victorian drama, working-class poetry, the Brontës, Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, detective fiction, Gothic novels, and professional editing.

Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GENG 573 - 01 Professional Editing - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 401
CRN: 21829 3 Credit Hours Instructor: M. A. Easley This course will focus on current theories, practices, and conventions of professional editing in the field of English Studies. This will include discussion of broad questions relating to authorship, textuality, and the role of the editor, as well as hands-on practice introducing, annotating, and copyediting literary texts. Students will learn techniques for ensuring consistent, accurate copy, including the use of style sheets and guides. They will also learn how to track and manage editorial projects. The course will include guest lectures from editors in the Twin Cities community as well as practice managing real-world editing assignments. This course counts as elective credit.

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Summer 2015 Courses

Summer 2015 Courses
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Fall 2015 Courses

Fall 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 481 - 01 Capstone Seminar: Oscar Wilde M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700
CRN: 41782 4 Credit Hours Instructor: M. A. Easley "I have nothing to declare but my genius." It is impossible to disagree with Wilde's self-assessment as we review the canon of his work. Wilde was not only the author of some of the most hilarious plays in the English language, but he was also a talented poet, essayist, and novelist. In this course, we will read a wide selection of his writing and will view a variety of his plays in performance (at local theaters, where possible). Texts will include THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, AN IDEAL HUSBAND, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and THE ARTIST AS CRITIC as well as Richard Ellmann's celebrated biography of Wilde. Prerequisites: Completion of five courses at or beyond ENGL 211, including ENGL 380; or, for non-majors, permission of the instructor and the department chair.

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