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Amy Muse

Associate Professor of English
Degree
Ph.D., Auburn University
M.A., Washington University (St. Louis)
B.A., University of Akron
At St. Thomas since 2001
Office
JRC 311
Hours
(Spring 2019) N/A--Dr. Muse is on sabbatical in Spring 2019
Phone
(651) 962-5643
CV

 

I am a drama specialist; in both teaching and research I’m interested in dramatic literature, performance theory, and theatre history. My current project is a book about the playwright Sarah Ruhl (The Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl for Bloomsbury/Methuen Drama) and theatre as a space for experiencing intimacy. I’ve also published essays on female Hamlets, theatre of the invisible-made-visible, plays about the 1820s revolution in Greece, and experiencing grief vicariously in the theatre, and I encourage personally-engaged, historically-rooted, idiosyncratic essay writing in my courses. On campus you can usually find me teaching Shakespeare and other courses on drama, performance & social change, British Romanticism, the classical tradition, literary criticism, and essay writing, and I also teach study abroad courses in Greece.

 

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
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Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 110 - PW3 Intensive Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 211

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- T - R - - -

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0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 211

Course Registration Number:

41652 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Amy M. Muse

The course provides students with intensive practice in writing, enabling them to adapt to the demands of differing rhetorical contexts. Emphasis on understanding writing processes and learning to respond thoughtfully to writing at various stages. Critical reading will be practiced as an integral part of the writing process. Prerequisite: participation in the Academic Development Program

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ENGL 220 - L01 The Classical Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 210

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 210

Course Registration Number:

41934 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Amy M. Muse

What might it mean to speak of “the classical tradition?” What does that include and exclude? And how does it matter to us today? From the ancient Greek gods in their serenity to the howls of the damned in Dante’s vision of the afterlife, whether mythological or theological, the works to be studied engage us in the most fundamental questions about what it means to be human. Such questions will be explored in a chronological framework through extensive readings of representative texts of Western literature in translation from ancient Greece to the Renaissance, including some interactions of the European traditions with ancient or medieval Asian, Mesopotamian, or Middle Eastern literatures. Authors may include Homer, Aeschylus, Sappho, Virgil, Dante, Rumi, Marie de France, and Christine de Pizan. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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