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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 2016) M, T, R 1:30-4:00pm by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5643
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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 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 478 - 01 Experiential Learning - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43530 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Muse

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 324 - L01 Genre: Love. Death. Drama. - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135
CRN: 21470 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Muse What does it feel like to fall in love? To mourn the death of your father? To be truly intimate with another? How can plays help people experience these feelings? Sarah Ruhl, one of the most imaginative voices in American drama today, is a playwright who stages how life actually feels, not how it looks. We will read her plays alongside research in affective neuroscience to understand how live theatre affects us; and, in partnership with the Playwrights' Center, we will attend new play readings, meet emerging playwrights, and learn how drama works. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing to Learn requirement. It also satisfies the Genre Studies requirement for English majors under the Fall 2015 or later undergraduate catalog. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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