Doug Phillips portrait

Doug Phillips

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 349
Hours
(Fall 2016) M/W 10:00-11:30am; also by appointment
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.

 

J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
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ENGL 201 - W02 The Sentence is a Lonely Place M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 210
CRN: 22257 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Doug P. Phillips The title of this course is taken from Gary Lutz's essay of the same name, the upshot of which (both this course and Lutz's essay) is to focus our attention on fashioning sentences that hook, dazzle, surprise, spur double-takes, stab, make weak-kneed, and seduce. We will find our inspiration in a whirligig of writers (dramatists, novelists, poets, and essayists) whose syntactical moves and amped-up diction are worthy of thieving: Shakespeare (of course!), Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, David Foster Wallace, Barry Hannah, William Gass, David Markson, Alexander Theroux, and Christine Schutt--to name but a possible few. Plus, we'll supplement our study and practice with a critical and theoretical examination of style, using Ward Farnsworth's CLASSICAL ENGLISH RHETORIC, as well as essays by the aforementioned Woolf, Gass, Theroux, Wallace, and Lutz. 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 Intensive requirement.

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Summer 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
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