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Anne Roth-Reinhardt

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 308
Hours
(Spring 2018) M 10:45-11:45am; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5692
CV

My graduate training and primary interest is in early-American literature and they way our stories influence how we think about the nation and ourselves as Americans.  I’ve also become increasingly involved in community-engaged learning and enjoy teaching literature that challenges dominant paradigms.

Although I often have my nose in a book, I enjoy being active and spend my free time biking, running, swimming … anything, really. I’ve lived in Saint Paul for over 20 years and love taking part in all that our city has to offer.

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 202 - W02 Community Perspectives M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 306

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 306

Course Registration Number:

22387 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Anne E. Roth-Reinhardt

This course considers the necessity of an engaged, representative citizenry for a healthy democracy. Course readings, class discussion, formal and informal writing, and your participation in a public work project will address the role of the individual in shaping the community and the responsibility of the community toward its populace. We will begin by examining various strategies for growing and maintaining healthy communities. Then, we will listen to the diverse voices that make up our community, both local and national, and consider the benefits of empowerment and the importance of representation. Throughout the semester, our study will consider the impact of community strategies and practices in our public work, listen to the voices that make up our own neighborhoods, and measure the health of our democracy by assessing the power of its people. Possible texts to be studied may include E.L. Doctorow's RAGTIME and Anna Deavere Smith's drama TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES 1992 as well as selections from works by Hannah Arendt, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Ralph Ellison. 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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Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W02 Wilderness & Adventure in Lit See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

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Location:

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Course Registration Number:

30434 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Anne E. Roth-Reinhardt

We can learn much about ourselves by going out into the wilderness, wherever these “wild” spaces may be found. Pushing into what’s new and moving beyond what’s comfortable can reveal a clearer sense of who we are and what we value. This course explores the relationships formed when individuals step in to unfamiliar places and examines what can be discovered when humans experience various “wilderness” experiences.The literature and film of our course focuses on the idea of internal exploration and discovery gained through challenging experiences, and it considers the influence of so-called “wild” places on individual growth and community action. The course will include the option of a guided 4-day backpacking trip along the Superior Hiking Trail. The writing load for this blended/hybrid course (1/2 in class and 1/2 online) is a minimum of 15 formal revised pages. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
OEC 2121730-1930- T - R - - -
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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W14 Wilderness & Adventure in Lit M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 414

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 414

Course Registration Number:

42704 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Anne E. Roth-Reinhardt

We can learn much about ourselves by going out into the wilderness, wherever these “wild” spaces may be found. Pushing into what’s new and moving beyond what’s comfortable can reveal a clearer sense of who we are and what we value. This course explores the relationships formed when individuals step in to unfamiliar places and examines what can be discovered when humans experience various “wilderness” experiences. The literature and film of our course--possibly including Chimamanda Ngosi Adichie's AMERICANAH, J.M Coetzee's FOE, Louise Erdrich's LA ROSE, Cheryl Strayed's WILD, Ernest Hemingway's IN OUR TIME, and Steven Spielberg's RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK--focuses on the idea of internal exploration and discovery gained through challenging experiences, and it considers the influence of so-called “wild” places on individual growth and community action. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 formal revised pages. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 203 - W15 Wilderness & Adventure in Lit M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 212

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

42705 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Anne E. Roth-Reinhardt

We can learn much about ourselves by going out into the wilderness, wherever these “wild” spaces may be found. Pushing into what’s new and moving beyond what’s comfortable can reveal a clearer sense of who we are and what we value. This course explores the relationships formed when individuals step in to unfamiliar places and examines what can be discovered when humans experience various “wilderness” experiences. The literature and film of our course--possibly including Chimamanda Ngosi Adichie's AMERICANAH, J.M Coetzee's FOE, Louise Erdrich's LA ROSE, Cheryl Strayed's WILD, Ernest Hemingway's IN OUR TIME, and Steven Spielberg's RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK--focuses on the idea of internal exploration and discovery gained through challenging experiences, and it considers the influence of so-called “wild” places on individual growth and community action. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 formal revised pages. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 214 - L01 American Authors I M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 212

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

43130 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Anne E. Roth-Reinhardt

Where does the popular perception of America as the “New World” come from? How could slavery flourish in a land idealizing freedom? Why were immigrants so feared and reviled? Why did expansionism push out some and make millionaires of others? Such questions will be explored in a chronological framework through extensive readings from the beginnings of the American literary tradition to the turn of the twentieth century. Threaded throughout the literature are themes such as religious identity, political reform, race, slavery, war, gender, and industrialization. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203 or 204.

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