Michael Raimondi

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 316
Hours
(Fall 2014) T/R 9:00-9:45am; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5622

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 201 - 05 Spiritual Writing of 21st Cent - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 246
CRN: 42484 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael Raimondi In the introduction to a recent collection of spiritual writing, Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate, writes: "I came to sense that a spiritual realm could be accessed, not through the recommended roads of religion leading to portals guarded by priests, rabbis, imams, and religious leaders of other stripes, but instead directly through their actual daily experience." In this class, we will read works from a variety of faith traditions, using selections from either the Best Spiritual Writing series published yearly by Penguin Books or works from the Best American Spiritual Writing series put out annually by Mariner Books. Our goal will be to examine works by 21st-century authors who explore the mysteries of the soul and the soul's relationship with the universe, as well as how these works reflect the spiritual discipline of the writers. Note: this course may include a service learning component. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - 16 Play Ball: Baseball in Lit - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 325
CRN: 22477 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, Elinor Nauen's DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND: WOMEN WRITERS ON BASEBALL, 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.

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