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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
Hours
(Fall 2016) M/W 11:15am-12:00pm; also by appointment
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 Dickinson and Stephen Crane.  Other areas of expertise include the literary works of Willa Cather, Robert Frost and Sylvia Plath. 

Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W15 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 210
CRN: 41086 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeannie L. Hofmeister Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

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ENGL 121 - W21 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 210
CRN: 41092 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeannie L. Hofmeister Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W07 Sharing the Nest: Siblings M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 227
CRN: 22264 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeannie L. Hofmeister Brothers and sisters are frequently best friends and most loyal champions. Yet, siblings can also be fierce rivals who struggle through jealousies, the concept of fairness, and the fear of parental favoritism. By considering how authors portray sibling relationships in literature, we can explore numerous intriguing dynamics including: the manner in which birth order and innate personality affect all the birds in the nest. Possible texts may include: LUCY GAYHEART by Willa Cather, THE BURGESS BOYS by Elizabeth Strout , ORDINARY GRACE by William Kent Krueger, A RiIVER RUNS THROUGH IT by Norman Maclean, and selected poetry readings. 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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