Amy Muse  portrait

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
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.

 

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GENG 699 - 03 Master's Project - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30605 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Amy M. Muse

The capstone for graduate programs in English is the Master's Project course. For the MA in English, students complete an essay that provides an opportunity for lengthy reflection about selected works or authors. The purpose is to give students a final opportunity to develop an area of expertise while they refine their writing, revising, and editing skills. For the MA in Creative Writing and Publishing, students complete a chapbook-length portfolio of 40-50 pages such as a collection of poetry, literary fiction, young adult fiction or creative nonfiction. In either program, students will present their project to a review committee of a faculty advisor and two additional faculty readers and should demonstrate a high level of cogency and stylistic grace. The Master's Project (GENG 699) is its own course with its own unique registration and counts for 3 credits towards the Master of Arts in English of Master of Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing degree.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 110 - PW3 Intensive Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 328

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 328

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 202 - W10 Medical Dramas - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 SCB 328

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

SCB 328

Course Registration Number:

43505 (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

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 220 - L02 The Classical Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43576 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

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