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Elizabeth Wilkinson

Associate Professor of English
Degree
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.A., Virginia Polytechnic and State University
B.A., M.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University at University Park
At St. Thomas since 2008
Office
JRC 358
Hours
(Fall 2016) M/W 1:30-3:00pm
Phone
(651) 962-5632
CV

Siyo! ("Hi" in Tsalagi) I moved here from North Carolina, where I had been studying Cherokee language, literature, and culture. Here, I'm tapping into and expanding my knowledge of the Dakota and Anishinaabe peoples--the indigenous nations of Minnesota. Along with Native American literatures from all over North America, I teach Women's Literature, and Sports Literature; more often than you might expect, these three overlap. My courses often cross-list with Women's Studies and with American Culture and Difference. Miigwitch! ("Thanks" in Anisinaabeg)

Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 202 - W03 Games We Play: Sports Lit M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 246
CRN: 42461 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Elizabeth L. Wilkinson What is any sports event but a story--multiple stories--playing out before our eyes? Sports by definition involve conflict and drama: man versus man, man versus himself, man versus nature; and, if we believe it possible, man versus the supernatural. It's not an accident that some of our greatest metaphors come from the arena of athletics. Through sports we have a way to look at the values of America--at the best we have to offer, and the worst. In this class, we will read, enjoy, and analyze short stories, articles, drama, poetry, novels, essays, and participant journalism. The writing load for this course is 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 202 - W04 Games We Play: Sports Lit M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 246
CRN: 42462 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Elizabeth L. Wilkinson What is any sports event but a story--multiple stories--playing out before our eyes? Sports by definition involve conflict and drama: man versus man, man versus himself, man versus nature; and, if we believe it possible, man versus the supernatural. It's not an accident that some of our greatest metaphors come from the arena of athletics. Through sports we have a way to look at the values of America--at the best we have to offer, and the worst. In this class, we will read, enjoy, and analyze short stories, articles, drama, poetry, novels, essays, and participant journalism. The writing load for this course is 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 325U - A01 Literature in Greece - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10293 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Muse, Elizabeth L. Wilkinson STUDY ABROAD: Greece

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Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 202 - PW1 Native Lit and the Environment M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 212
CRN: 22172 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Elizabeth L. Wilkinson This course will combine fiction and non-fiction texts that approach the idea of environment and environmental sustainability from a variety of Native American and Indigenous world views, with an emphasis on Minnesota Native nations. In addition to reading and writing about Native literature, this course will strive to connect students to Native American food and farming and the social-ecological systems in which the stories are embedded. If all goes as planned, we’ll be cooking some indigenous recipes and visiting Dream of Wild Health indigenous farming co-op. Texts that will likely make the reading list include Heid Erdrich’s cookbook ORIGINAL LOCAL: INDIGENOUS FOOD, STORIES, AND RECIPES FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST (and we may organize a visit and a cooking class by the author); BRAIDING SWEETGRASS, a non-fiction text by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a Potawatomi woman who is also a biology professor; and the novel SOLAR STORMS by Linda Hogan, a story about four generations of women working to save ancestral land from dam development. Other possible texts include poetry from Leslie Marmon Silko, Joy Harjo, and others; William Apess’s 1835 essay on the “…Unconstitutional Laws of Massachusetts Relative to the Mashpee Tribe”; and selections from Winona LaDuke’s ALL MY RELATIONS, David Treuer’s REZ LIFE, and Vine Deloria, Jr.’s GOD IS RED. 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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ENGL 202 - W01 Native Lit and the Environment M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 212
CRN: 22171 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Elizabeth L. Wilkinson This course will combine fiction and non-fiction texts that approach the idea of environment and environmental sustainability from a variety of Native American and Indigenous world views, with an emphasis on Minnesota Native nations. In addition to reading and writing about Native literature, this course will strive to connect students to Native American food and farming and the social-ecological systems in which the stories are embedded. If all goes as planned, we’ll be cooking some indigenous recipes and visiting Dream of Wild Health indigenous farming co-op. Texts that will likely make the reading list include Heid Erdrich’s cookbook ORIGINAL LOCAL: INDIGENOUS FOOD, STORIES, AND RECIPES FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST (and we may organize a visit and a cooking class by the author); BRAIDING SWEETGRASS, a non-fiction text by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a Potawatomi woman who is also a biology professor; and the novel SOLAR STORMS by Linda Hogan, a story about four generations of women working to save ancestral land from dam development. Other possible texts include poetry from Leslie Marmon Silko, Joy Harjo, and others; William Apess’s 1835 essay on the “…Unconstitutional Laws of Massachusetts Relative to the Mashpee Tribe”; and selections from Winona LaDuke’s ALL MY RELATIONS, David Treuer’s REZ LIFE, and Vine Deloria, Jr.’s GOD IS RED. 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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WMST 205 - L01 Found in Women's Studies M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 104
CRN: 20351 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Elizabeth L. Wilkinson This multi-disciplinary course is designed to raise awareness of women's status and women's diversity; to critically examine disciplines and social practices through the lens of feminist theory; to recover past achievements of women and survey the work that women do now; to expand perspectives; and to provide a basis for critical evaluation of future learning. Available each semester on at least one consortial campus, usually offered at UST Spring semester. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum.

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