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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
Phone
(651) 962-5615
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 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 297U - A01 Modernist Moment - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10297 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kelli A. Larson STUDY ABROAD: London-United Kingdom; Paris-France; San Sebastian, Madrid-Spain

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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
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ENGL 201 - 03 The American Short Story - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 210
CRN: 21843 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.

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ENGL 214 - 02 American Authors I - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 206
CRN: 21839 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kelli A. Larson The study of significant American authors from the beginnings of American literature to the turn of the twentieth century. This survey course will consider the diverse literary, cultural, and historical contexts from which the American literary tradition has arisen. Possible authors studied include Hawthorne, Douglass, Jacobs, Fuller, Dickinson, Clemens, Jewett, Cooper, Wheatley, Whitman, and Native American voices. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

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Summer 2015 Courses

Summer 2015 Courses
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