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Martin Warren

Associate Professor of English
Degree
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
M.A., St. John's University (Minnesota)
At St. Thomas since 1998
Office
JRC 307
Hours
(Fall 2015) W 3:00-4:30pm; F 9:30-10:30am; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5665

I am a medievalist whose main area of concentration is the 14th and 15th centuries. Besides teaching Chaucer, I teach the literature of King Arthur from its beginnings to the present day. Tolkien is a favorite of mine, especially since he was a medievalist. When I teach Tolkien, I teach about the medieval background to his major literary works such as The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Other areas that I work in are literary theory and science fiction. What fascinates me about science fiction is how it helps us to ask all kinds of great questions about how life and the universe works, whether it’s religious, political, or philosophical questions. At present, I am working on a project to do with the Gawain-poet who wrote the excellent poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Summer 2015 Courses

Summer 2015 Courses
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Fall 2015 Courses

Fall 2015 Courses
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ENGL 211 - 01 British Authors I M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 301
CRN: 42040 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Martin L. Warren This course will focus on extensive reading of a broad selection of British authors from the medieval period through the eighteenth century. Students will engage in close analysis of literary texts by such authors as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, and Behn, with some attention to historical and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

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ENGL 280 - 01 Intro to English Studies M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 301
CRN: 42427 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Martin L. Warren English 280, the gateway course into the English major and the minor, is an introduction to (a) literary tools, techniques, and terminology for reading and writing in English studies; (b) the history of English Studies as a discipline and the intellectual concepts and critical debates that have shaped the field; and (c) the practices of English Studies, from close reading and analysis of literary and critical texts to interpretation and scholarly research. Students are strongly advised to take this course the semester immediately following the declaration of their English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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GENG 698 - 02 Independent Reading - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43385 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Martin L. Warren

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