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Alison Underthun-Meilahn

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 310
Hours
(Fall 2018) Online Consultation
Phone
(651) 962-5657

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W04 Wartime:Literature vs. Reality - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

42692 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Alison L. Underthun-Meilahn

When writing about war, authors who have served in the military have a few literary options: a memoir, poetry, essays, or a work of fiction. This fully online course will focus on exemplary literature written by those who have been in war and the representation of war through writing. Through literature we will come to understand how the psyche of veterans is altered via warfare and the impact it has on their lives and families, as well as society at large. We will also look at how contemporary culture, and historically, veterans have been received or perceived as they return home and how their voice has been implicit/explicit in understanding their experience with war. In this course we will tease out the reality of war through those voices who tell us just what a "true war story" is. Literature we will likely focus on in this course includes Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, Tim O'Brien's THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, Jim Northrup's THE REZ ROAD, and Ernest Hemingway's A FAREWELL TO ARMS. 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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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 201 - W02 Too Graphic?: Graphic Novels - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

22435 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Alison L. Underthun-Meilahn

Graphic novels have a deep capacity to inform their readers beyond the written text while utilizing inferences from the visual aspect they use in their form to foster a critical understanding in conjunction with the text. We will explore both the written and visual aspects while also developing an understanding of how the genre of the graphic novel began and the prevalence of its genre today. Readings may include Will Eisner's MINOR MIRACLES, Bob Dylan's BOB DYLAN REVISTED: FEATURING 13 ILLUSTRATED SONGS, Art Spiegelman's MAUS, Marjane Satrapi's PERSEPOLIS, and Homer's THE ODYSSEY. The writing load for this fully online 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 201 - W03 Too Graphic?: Graphic Novels - - - - - - - -

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Time of Day:

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

22480 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Alison L. Underthun-Meilahn

Graphic novels have a deep capacity to inform their readers beyond the written text while utilizing inferences from the visual aspect they use in their form to foster a critical understanding in conjunction with the text. We will explore both the written and visual aspects while also developing an understanding of how the genre of the graphic novel began and the prevalence of its genre today. Readings may include Will Eisner's MINOR MIRACLES, Bob Dylan's BOB DYLAN REVISTED: FEATURING 13 ILLUSTRATED SONGS, Art Spiegelman's MAUS, Marjane Satrapi's PERSEPOLIS, and Homer's THE ODYSSEY. The writing load for this fully online course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)