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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
(Spring 2017) M/T 1:30-3:00pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5643
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I am a drama specialist; in both teaching and research I’m interested in dramatic literature, performance theory, and theatre history. My current project is a book about the playwright Sarah Ruhl (The Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl for Bloomsbury/Methuen Drama) and theatre as a space for experiencing intimacy. I’ve also published essays on female Hamlets, theatre of the invisible-made-visible, plays about the 1820s revolution in Greece, and experiencing grief vicariously in the theatre, and I encourage personally-engaged, historically-rooted, idiosyncratic essay writing in my courses. On campus 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, and I also teach study abroad courses in Greece.

 

Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 324 - L01 Genre: Love. Death. Drama. - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 313
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. 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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GENG 698 - 01 Independent Reading - - - - - - - -
CRN: 22850 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Muse

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Summer 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
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Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - PW2 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940
CRN: 40980 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Muse Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

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