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Andrew Scheiber

Professor of English
Degree
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University
At St. Thomas since 1990
Office
JRC 305
Hours
(Fall 2014) M/W 9:30-11:30am; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5611

I’m interested in the way that literature is both affected by, and in turn enriches our view of, other aspects of history and culture, especially with respect to evolutionary theory, blues and jazz, and the struggles of working people in an industrial (and now post-industrial) world.  With writers like Henry James, Willa Cather, and Ralph Ellison as my guides, in my research and in my teaching I explore the ways in which authors are both challenged and inspired to make literary art out of their engagement with such cultural and historical phenomena.

 

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - 36 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 208
CRN: 41343 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Andrew J. Scheiber 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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ENGL 215 - 02 American Authors II M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 210
CRN: 43254 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Andrew J. Scheiber The study of significant American authors from the turn of the century to the present. This survey course will consider the diverse literary, cultural, and historical contexts from which the American literary tradition has been formed. Possible authors studied include Hemingway, Faulkner, Hurston, Wright, Morrison, Cather, Wharton, Rich, and O'Neill. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

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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
ENGL 202 - 08 Playing & Writing the Blues - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135
CRN: 22484 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Andrew J. Scheiber Most people think of the blues either as a particular kind of music or a particular kind of negative or depressed mood. The blues is both of these things, and much more. It's a creative method and process, and it's a way of looking at life that can help us confront with grit, humor, and resilience the worst that the world can throw us. Examining such classic blues-themed texts as Zora Neale Hurston's THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD and Ralph Ellison's INVISIBLE MAN, as well as a generous sampling of blues poetry and song lyrics, we'll explore both the art and philosophy of the blues and consider the way the blues has adapted in response to changing artistic, technological, and social circumstances. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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ENGL 202 - 09 Playing & Writing the Blues - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 212
CRN: 21849 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Andrew J. Scheiber Most people think of the blues either as a particular kind of music or a particular kind of negative or depressed mood. The blues is both of these things, and much more. It's a creative method and process, and it's a way of looking at life that can help us confront with grit, humor, and resilience the worst that the world can throw us. Examining such classic blues-themed texts as Zora Neale Hurston's THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD and Ralph Ellison's INVISIBLE MAN, as well as a generous sampling of blues poetry and song lyrics, we'll explore both the art and philosophy of the blues and consider the way the blues has adapted in response to changing artistic, technological, and social circumstances. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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ENGL 214 - 01 American Authors I M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510
CRN: 20638 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Andrew J. Scheiber The study of significant American authors from the beginnings of American literature to the turn of the twentieth century. This survey course will consider the diverse literary, cultural, and historical contexts from which the American literary tradition has arisen. Possible authors studied include Hawthorne, Douglass, Jacobs, Fuller, Dickinson, Clemens, Jewett, Cooper, Wheatley, Whitman, and Native American voices. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

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