Doug Phillips portrait

Doug Phillips

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 349
Phone
(651) 962-5655

Writers whose sentences sparkle on the page -- Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, James Baldwin, David Foster Wallace -- are the likely stars of the classes I teach. I'm also interested in philosophy and critical theory, from the Ancients to Simone de Beauvoir to Adorno to Zizek. My publications include pieces on Shakespeare, Beckett, Wittgenstein, Zizek, Heidegger, Harold Pinter, David Foster Wallace, Alan Bennett, T.S. Eliot, and, most recently, Wallace Stevens.

 

Spring 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 221 - L01 Modern European Classics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 211
CRN: 20090 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Doug P. Phillips Through our study of European literature and some of its most memorable characters—Moliere’s Tartuffe, Voltaire’s Candide, Flaubert’s Emma Bovary, Dostoevsky’s Underground Man, Kafka’s Bug-Man, etc.—we will dig deep into life’s most pressing questions, not least of which is what makes for a good life. Our study will also give us the chance to better understand who we are today in light of the cultural shifts and philosophical drifts that have come before us. In the words of the writer Zadie Smith, we're going to read a lot of good books in this class (all in translation), “concentrating on whatever is most particular to them, in the hope that this might help us understand whatever is most particular to us.” This course satisfies the Early Literature requirement for English majors and the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing to Learn requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 202 - W08 Existential America - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940
CRN: 42610 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Doug P. Phillips This course examines a body of literary texts in the framework of a discipline other than literary or English studies per se--e.g., the physical or social sciences, religion/theology, history, the other arts. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 202 - W09 Existential America - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135
CRN: 42611 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Doug P. Phillips This course examines a body of literary texts in the framework of a discipline other than literary or English studies per se--e.g., the physical or social sciences, religion/theology, history, the other arts. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Undergraduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Jobs at UST