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Catherine Craft-Fairchild

Professor of English
Degree
M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester
B.A., Canisius College
At St. Thomas since 1989
Office
JRC 319
Phone
(651) 962-5614
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I really enjoy learning with and from my students, so I teach an eclectic range of courses that allow me to explore new areas and share my interests with others. Although my primary specialty is 18th-century British literature, I also teach women's studies, literature and film, Jewish literature, and most recently, a transatlantic course that combines British and American literature. My current research centers on the writing of Anglo-Irish novelist and educational reformer Maria Edgeworth, while earlier research focused on 18th- and 19th-century women writers more generally, with particular reference to the image and experience of masquerade.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 297U - AL2 Literary Passports: FR, IT, EP - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10310 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Catherine Craft-Fairchild, Kelli A. Larson STUDY ABROAD: Florence-Italy, Madrid-Spain, Paris-France

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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
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ENGL 203 - W07 Sherlock Holmes: Then & Now M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 310
CRN: 21729 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Catherine Craft-Fairchild When Sir Aruthur Conan Doyle created Shrlock Holmes in 1887, he had no idea the sensation his detective hero would become. Growing weary of writing about the sleuth, Conan Doyle killed him off, but fans clamored for resuscitation. This particular detective just wouldn't die, as one can witness through the current popularity of the Rowert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch portrayals. So of course we'll be reading Sherlock Holmes stories, including modern sequels to Conan Doyle's work by laurie King and Mitch Culin. We will also look at British mystery writers who develop the detective tradition along the lines of Conan Doyle. 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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ENGL 212 - L01 British Authors II M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 310
CRN: 21241 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Catherine Craft-Fairchild How has the category of “English literature” expanded as a result of global changes over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? How have authors responded to fundamental upheavals in the individual, religion, the British Empire, the role of women, and the value of poetry and art? Such questions will be explored in a chronological framework through extensive readings in the British literary tradition from approximately 1789 to the present. Threaded throughout the literature are themes such as revolution and reform, authorship, war, nationality and race, and the relationships between literature and other arts. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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