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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
Phone
(651) 962-5632

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)

J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THTR 111U - A02 Intro to Theatre in Greece - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10279 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Amy M. Muse, Elizabeth L. Wilkinson STUDY ABROAD: Athens-Greece

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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
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ENGL 203 - 19 Games We Play: Sports Lit M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 212
CRN: 22911 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 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. Potential texts may include the following: H. G. Bissinger's FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, Joli Sandoz's A WHOLE OTHER BALL GAME: WOMEN'S LITERATURE ON WOMEN'S SPORT, David James Duncan's THE RIVER WHY, and Neal Bascomb's THE PERFECT MILE. The writing load for this course is 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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Summer 2015 Courses

Summer 2015 Courses
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