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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
(Spring 2017) 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. 

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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Summer 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
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Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W07 The Road Not Taken M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 227
CRN: 42549 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeannie L. Hofmeister Drugs, alcohol, lies and deception. Why do some young adults wander down the wrong road? Robert Frost’s poem "The Road Not Taken" suggests that either road is “really about the same,” but is that truly the case? Young adults confront a wide variety of unique issues and challenges as they mature and the consequences of self-destructive decisions often result in ruined lives. Possible texts may include: LUCY GAYHEART by Willa Cather, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT by Norman Maclean, THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman, INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer, and selected works by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Robert Frost. 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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Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 203 - W08 The Road Not Taken M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 JRC 227
CRN: 42550 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeannie L. Hofmeister Drugs, alcohol, lies and deception. Why do some young adults wander down the wrong road? Robert Frost’s poem "The Road Not Taken" suggests that either road is “really about the same,” but is that truly the case? Young adults confront a wide variety of unique issues and challenges as they mature and the consequences of self-destructive decisions often result in ruined lives. Possible texts may include: LUCY GAYHEART by Willa Cather, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT by Norman Maclean, THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman, INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer, and selected works by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Robert Frost. 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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