(David) Todd Lawrence  portrait

(David) Todd Lawrence

Associate Professor of English
Degree
Ph.D., University of Missouri
M.A., Creighton University
B.A., Rockhurst University
At St. Thomas since 2003
Office
JRC 340
Phone
(651) 962-5625

I teach African American literature and culture, folklore studies, and American cultural studies. My research and teaching areas include: The Black Arts Movement, African American outlaw culture, Afrofuturism, folklore studies, memorialization and public space, and disaster studies. I am currently working on a project in collaboration with the displaced residents of Pinhook, MO, a town destroyed when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intentionally breached the Birds Point-New Madrid levee in southeast Missouri during the Heartland Flood of 2011. This work focuses on African American narratives of disaster and resilience.

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GENG 698 - 02 Independent Reading - - - - - 1730 - 2115
CRN: 30657 3 Credit Hours

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ACST 200 - 01 Intro to Amer. Culture & Diff. M - W - - 1335 - 1510 JRC 126
CRN: 41945 4 Credit Hours In ACST 200, students learn about the historical and theoretical foundations of Cultural Studies as an academic discipline and use cultural theory to analyze a variety of cultural products and representations. In this course, students look specifically at dominant and subversive constructions of gender, race, ethnicity, national and sexual identities, and how these constructions are deployed through cultural practices and productions such as sports, film and television, folklore and popular culture, youth subcultures, music, and so on. For example, the course may contain units on "nation" and the creation of American mythologies; the process of hero-making in American history; stereotypes and the representation of race and ethnicity in television and film; representations of gender and sexuality in advertising; as well as a section on American music from jazz, blues, folk and roots music, to rock and roll, punk, and hip-hop. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum.
ENGL 203 - 13 Crossing the Color Line M - W - F 1215 - 1320 JRC 222
CRN: 43246 4 Credit Hours Course added to MURPHY on Friday, April 25th. A specific course description will be released in the near future.

J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location