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Alison Underthun-Meilahn

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 310
Phone
(651) 962-5657

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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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.

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Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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ENGL 203 - W03 From Text to Film: Adaptations - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30374 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Alison L. Underthun-Meilahn

This fully online course will examine a body of literary texts in the framework and art of film studies. Throughout the course, the study of translations and adaptations from text to film will be robustly discussed and analyzed. The interdisciplinary perspective each genre presents will aid the analysis of representation and the transference of moving a written text to the film. Much discourse will be devoted to how the audience perceives each genre and what is illuminates about cultural perspectives through an interdisciplinary lens. Questioning author intent and capturing the spirit of the written text into film will be a probing question throughout the course. Texts and films of consideration may include: JANE EYRE; CLUELESS (EMMA); THIS IS HOW YOU SAY, PHOENIX, ARIZONA (THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO FISTFIGHT IN HEAVEN); BEOWULF; and/or, AMERICAN PSYCHO. 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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