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Emily James

Associate Professor of English / Director of Luann Dummer Center for Women
Degree
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington
At St. Thomas since 2012
Office
JRC 322
Hours
(Fall 2019) By appointment at https://emilymjames.youcanbook.me
Phone
(651) 962-5608

I focus on modernism and especially the work of English and Irish writers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In both my teaching and research, I consider literature’s intersections with historical and cultural currents. My interest in modernism also extends across the arts, from poetry and visual art to dance and music.

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 202 - W08 Literature and Photography - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 233

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MCH 233

Course Registration Number:

42566 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Emily M. James

This course examines intersections between image and text across the twentieth century. Working from theoretical and critical sources on visual culture, we will apply certain key terms and concepts—from ekphrasis to punctum—to photo-essays, graphic novels, and fiction about visual artists. Writers may include Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag, W. G. Sebald, John Berger, Claudia Rankine, Teju Cole, and Solmaz Sharif. This course may involve visits to local museums, galleries, and exhibits. 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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GENG 632 - 01 Modernism and its Afterlives - T - - - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 481

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- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2100

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

42533 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Emily M. James

Beginning with the turn of the twentieth century, this class will look closely at modernist experiments across the arts and then turn to the homages and reactions they inspired later in the century. Writers may include E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Mina Loy, Roddy Doyle, Kazuo Ishiguro, Zadie Smith, Helen Oyeyemi, and Ali Smith. This course satisfies the transnational requirement in the new curriculum.

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
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Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 212 - L01 British Authors II - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 209

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 209

Course Registration Number:

21954 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Emily M. James

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. It also satisfies an allied requirement for select business majors, satisfies the core literature/writing requirement for students who started that core requirement with an ENGL 201-204 class, and satisfies the WAC Writing to Learn requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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