Michael Raimondi

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 316
Hours
(Spring 2016) T/R 11:45am-12:45pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5622

Spring 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W16 Play Ball: Baseball Literature - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 210
CRN: 22527 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael Raimondi Bernard Malamud once wrote that "The whole history of baseball has the quality of mythology." This course will examine a variety of writings about our baseball heroes, the men and women who played the game that we call "our national pastime." We'll also look at our country's romanticism with baseball and how writers who wrote about baseball helped give the sport its mythological dimensions. Selections will include essays, short stories, and poetry by authors who loved the game. Likely titles to be read include Jim Bouton's BALL FOUR, Roger Angell's GAME TIME: A BASEBALL COMPANION, Brooke Horvath's LINE DRIVES: 100 CONTEMPORARY BASEBALL POEMS, and WILLIE'S BOYS: THE 1948 BIRMINGHAM BLACK BARONS, THE LAST NEGRO LEAGUE WORLD SERIES AND THE MAKING OF A BASEBALL LEGEND. Please note that this class will have a service learning component. 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 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
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Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W13 Without a Home: Refugee Lit - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510
CRN: 42614 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael Raimondi With its focus on thematic and intertextual perspectives, the readings in this course might be ordered any number of ways: according to theme, an idea that develops across genres or literary periods, or by their incorporation of specific oral or textual precedents (e.g. mythology, the Bible, classical writings, legends, or folklore). The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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