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Amy Muse

Associate Professor of English / Department Chair
Degree
Ph.D., Auburn University
M.A., Washington University (St. Louis)
B.A., University of Akron
At St. Thomas since 2001
Office
JRC 334
Hours
(Fall 2014) M/W 1:30-3:00pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5643

I am a drama specialist; in both teaching and research I’m interested in the intersections of dramatic literature, performance theory, and theatre history. My publications are fairly eclectic—I’ve written on female Hamlets, theatre of the invisible-made-visible, plays about the 1820s Greek Revolution, Byron’s secret literary influences—and I encourage personally-engaged, historically-embedded, idiosyncratic essay writing in my courses. My current research projects explore connections between theatre and tourism in Greece (where I teach study abroad courses) and theatre as a space for developing intimacy. You can usually find me teaching Shakespeare and other courses on drama, performance & social change, British Romanticism, the classical tradition, literary criticism, and essay writing.

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 481 - 01 Sem: English Majors in World M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 481
CRN: 42376 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Muse In this senior seminar we will explore the work of English-major types--that is, readers and writers--engaging the world. Our reading will include drama, travel literature, and essays of all kinds, and students will create a portfolio of writing in various genres such as intellectual autobiography, literary criticism, travel essay, cultural analysis, and vocational manifesto. The heart of the seminar is an individualized research and writing project on a topic, question, community, or field of work that students identify as playing an important role in their lives post-graduation, with a goal of using knowledge and skills acquired within the English major to enter the conversation of the next stage of their lives. 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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GENG 699 - 04 Master's Essay - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43391 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Muse

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GENG 622 - 01 Shakespeare & Co. in Ren. Thtr M - - - - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 481
CRN: 21830 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Muse Potential topics may include the rise of the theater or developments in lyric poetry; potential figures include Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, and William Shakespeare. Credit may be earned more than once under this number for different emphases. This course satisfies the pre-1830 British Literature distribution requirement. Prerequisite: GENG 513 or permission of the instructor

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