Jim Rogers portrait

Jim Rogers

Instructor of English / Director of Center for Irish Studies & Editor of New Hibernia Review
Degree
M.A., University of St. Thomas
B.A., Metropolitan State University
Office
MHC 374
Phone
(651) 962-5662

I am the director of the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies. Unsurprisingly, my chief teaching and research interest are in Irish and Irish-American literature. Memoir and the personal essay, and indeed the whole bag of cats called “creative nonfiction,” are the forms that draw me most, as a teacher, a writer, and a reader. I also take an interest in religion and literature and (no kidding) in gravestone studies.

Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
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Summer 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
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Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
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ENGL 201 - W04 Irish Memoir & Autobiography M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 310
CRN: 42567 4 Credit Hours Instructor: James S. Rogers In Ireland, as in the United States, memoir is one of the most-popular of all literary forms. Critical commentary on the form has also begun to catch up, with many new studies of Irish autobiography appearing in recent years. This course looks beyond the stereotypical "miserable Irish childhood" to includes lively and affirming works of memoir. In addition to readings of selected works, the course will teach the genre more generally; we will discuss the genre of memoir itself, and issues in memoir, such as the rights to privacy, the definition of "fact," and the reliability of memory. Books will be Irish memoirs from the 20th-century and will likely include Nuala O’Faolain’s ARE YOU SOMEBODY?, Frank O'Connor's AN ONLY CHILD, John McGahern's ALL WILL BE WELL, and the hilarious parody THE POOR MOUTH. 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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