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Jeannie Hofmeister

Instructor of English
Degree
M.A. University of St. Thomas
B.A., College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts)
At St. Thomas since 2005
Office
JRC 343
Phone
(651) 962-5696

Although I teach a wide variety of literature in my classes, I am primarily interested in 19th and 20th Century American Literature with an emphasis on Nathaniel Hawthorne Studies.  I also enjoy teaching Civil War Literature, which includes Walt Whitman, Emily Dickenson and Stephen Crane.  Other areas of expertise include the literary works of Willa Cather, Robert Frost and Sylvia Plath. 

J-Term 2015 Courses

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

Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - 06 Brothers and Keepers M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 227
CRN: 22468 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeannie L. Hofmeister Pride, jealousy, anger, power and control. Rivals yet friends. This course will explore the unique relationships between brothers and close male friends. How do they respond during times of crisis? Is the eldest always the best leader? How do brothers/male friends respond to emotional suffering? How do men communicate their deep love and respect for each other? Possible texts may include: DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP by Willa Cather, THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT by Norman Maclean, ORDINARY GRACE by William Kent Krueger, THE BURGESS BOYS by Elizabeth Strout, and DRUM TAPS by Walt Whitman. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 203 - 07 Brothers and Keepers M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 JRC 227
CRN: 22469 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeannie L. Hofmeister Pride, jealousy, anger, power and control. Rivals yet friends. This course will explore the unique relationships between brothers and close male friends. How do they respond during times of crisis? Is the eldest always the best leader? How do brothers/male friends respond to emotional suffering? How do men communicate their deep love and respect for each other? Possible texts may include: DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP by Willa Cather, THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT by Norman Maclean, ORDINARY GRACE by William Kent Krueger, THE BURGESS BOYS by Elizabeth Strout, and DRUM TAPS by Walt Whitman. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

Schedule Details

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Summer 2015 Courses

Summer 2015 Courses
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