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Kelli Larson

Professor of English / Academic Development Program Coordinator
Degree
M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University
B.A., Aquinas College
At St. Thomas since 1990
Office
JRC 318
Hours
(Fall 2018) T 12:00-1:00pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5615
CV
I specialize in American literature of the 19th and 20th centuries and regularly teach the American Authors I survey, the American short story, and an occasional modern American literature course. I particularly enjoy teaching the works of Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe, and Ernest Hemingway. Most recently, I have been working with a small group of students each fall semester to update the volume Ernest Hemingway, A Reference Guide published back in 1990 and to produce the "Current Bibliography" for The Hemingway Review.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 110 - PW2 Intensive Writing - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 313

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 313

Course Registration Number:

40136 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kelli A. Larson

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 110 - PW3 Intensive Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 313

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 313

Course Registration Number:

41909 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kelli A. Larson

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

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 217 - L01 Multicultural Literature - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 OEC 212

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

10151 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kelli A. Larson

What does it mean to be labeled an African American dramatist? A Latino/a poet? A transgender novelist? An Asian American essayist? A Native American environmental writer? How do the varied experiences and backgrounds of authors writing from diverse subject positions inform, mark, and/or transform their writing? How do the works of these writers fit into, conflict with, actively resist, or even redefine the American Literary canon as it has been traditionally understood? These questions and more will be explored in a chronological framework through extensive reading of literature from: a) American communities of color; b) postcolonial peoples; c) immigrant and/or diasporic peoples; or d) LGBTQ communities. This course will focus on the literary and cultural texts of one or more of these groups with an emphasis on the cultural, political, and historical contexts that surround them. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major, and the Human Diversity Requirement in the Core Curriculum. It also completes the core Literature and Writing requirement for those who started with an ENGL 201-204 class and satisfies the allied COJO/ENGL requirement for select business students. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 481 - D01 Sem: Hemingway in Love & War - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 481

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

21304 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kelli A. Larson

At the time of his death in 1961, Ernest Hemingway was one of the most celebrated writers in the world. Today he is a cultural icon with websites, films, look-alike contests, and even his own category on Jeopardy. The Hemingway brand is big business—from fishing tackle to an upscale furniture collection of sofas and barstools—urging buyers to “live the legend.” Yet how does Hemingway, so often accused of misogyny, racism, and warmongering, endure as one of the twentieth century's most popular and greatest authors? How does he continue to capture the imaginations of readers around the world in an era of equal rights and global peace initiatives? In this course, we will challenge well-known stereotypes about Hemingway by reading the actual words he wrote and by studying the man behind his public persona. We will study Papa's writings chronologically, historically, and culturally to gain greater familiarity with his artistic development over time as well as with his contributions to the world literary scene. And, of course, we will address those common myths about "the most interesting man in the world" and where they originated. Prerequisite: Completion of five English courses at or beyond ENGL 211, including ENGL 280, or for non-majors, permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GENG 598 - 01 Hemingway in Love & War - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 481

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

22940 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kelli A. Larson

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