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Kelli Larson

Professor of English / Academic Development Program Coordinator
Degree
M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University
B.A., Aquinas College
At St. Thomas since 1990
Office
JRC 318
Hours
(Fall 2016) T 12:00-1:00pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5615
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I specialize in American literature of the 19th and 20th centuries and regularly teach the American Authors I survey, the American short story, and an occasional modern American literature course. I particularly enjoy teaching the works of Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe, and Ernest Hemingway. Most recently, I have been working with a small group of students each fall semester to update the volume Ernest Hemingway, A Reference Guide published back in 1990 and to produce the "Current Bibliography" for The Hemingway Review.

J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 297U - A01 Americans Abroad: Grand Tour - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10286 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kelli A. Larson STUDY ABROAD: Europe

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Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
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ENGL 201 - W05 The American Short Story - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 210
CRN: 22177 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kelli A. Larson Even in the land of Super Targets and Big Mac hamburgers, bigger is not always better--at least not in terms of literature. Short stories, because of their compression and intensity, offer lively plots and constant surprises. To the delight of readers everywhere, American authors provide a wellspring of tales that uncover our past, define our present, and peep into our future. As we study the artistic development of the American short story, our process of discovery will be progressive, beginning with some of this country's earliest and most influential short story writers like Irving and Poe and closing with such masters of contemporary fiction as Alice Walker and Jill McCorkle. 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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ENGL 214 - L01 American Authors I - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 210
CRN: 21494 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kelli A. Larson Where does the popular perception of America as the “New World” come from? How could slavery flourish in a land idealizing freedom? Why were immigrants so feared and reviled? Why did expansionism push out some and make millionaires of others? Such questions will be explored in a chronological framework through extensive readings from the beginnings of the American literary tradition to the turn of the twentieth century. Threaded throughout the literature are themes such as religious identity, political reform, race, slavery, war, gender, and industrialization. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203 or 204.

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Summer 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
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