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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
Phone
(651) 962-5643
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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.

 

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 202 - W04 Medical Dramas - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 309

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

21972 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Amy M. Muse

-In medical schools you’ll now find doctors- and nurses-in-training reading literature and engaging in role-play to learn how to care. We’ll practice this, reading and writing about literature as a means of understanding ourselves and others. The plays we’ll encounter illuminate questions about intimacy and care in relationships and the physical and mental traumas of racism, poverty, addiction, bipolar disorder, depression, and suicide. Through your writing you’ll be encouraged to examine further these questions for yourself. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

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ENGL 314 - D01 Professional Editing - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 309

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

21959 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Amy M. Muse

This course focuses on current theories, practices, and conventions of professional editing in the field of English studies. This includes discussion of broad questions relating to authorship, textuality, and the role of the editor, as well as hands-on practice introducing, annotating, and copyediting literary texts. Students will learn techniques for ensuring consistent, accurate copy, including the use of style sheets and guides. They will also learn how to track and manage editorial projects. The course will include guest lecturers from the community as well as practice managing real-world editing assignments. This course fulfills the Theory and Practice requirement in the English major, satisfies a requirement for English with Professional Writing Emphasis students, an allied requirement for select business majors, and the WAC Writing in the Discipline requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204. Please note that this course does not satisfy the core literature/writing requirement.

Schedule Details

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GENG 522 - 01 Shakespeare Gone Global - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 481

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2100

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

22345 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Amy M. Muse

Though Shakespeare himself probably never left the shores of England, his imagination roamed widely, exploring fears and fantasies of Africa, the Mediterranean, and the New World, and his plays ventured from the Globe to circumnavigate the globe in dramatic, literary, and cinematic adaptations from India, Nigeria, the Caribbean, the Balkans, Japan, Iran, and present-day refugee camps (to name just a very few). We will examine Shakespeare as an author with global reach, both in the seventeenth century and today, reading plays such as HAMLET, KING LEAR, OTHELLO, and THE TEMPEST and modern rewritings of them, engaging with theories of adaptation, translation, and “writing back,” of globalization and decolonization, local and universal culture. Writing projects will include dramaturgical analysis, a theoretical essay, and an adaptation. This course satisfies the distribution requirement for Literature in a Global, Transnational, or Transatlantic Perspective, and the Early Literature requirement.

Schedule Details

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GENG 572 - 02 Special/Thematic Topics - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 309

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

23272 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Amy M. Muse

Possible topics may include literature and film, the Bible and literature, the memoir, ecology and literature, literatures of the Holocaust, and literary biography. Credit may be earned more than once under this course number for different emphases.

Schedule Details

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Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
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