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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
(Spring 2019) T 9:00-9:45am; 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.

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 110 - PW2 Intensive Writing - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 308

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

40079 (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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ENGL 297 - L01 Front Lines: American War Lit - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 308

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

42555 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kelli A. Larson

What constitutes a true war story? Who gets to decide? And is an accurate representation by any single voice or ideology even possible given the human dimensions of warfare? In this course, we will listen to a multiplicity of voices from the front line and the home front, beginning with the legacy of the Civil War and closing with contemporary writings about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We will study what these authors have to tell us about war, gender, and identity in their time and in ours. And through our shared exploration we will come to a fuller appreciation of what Ernest Hemingway, a lifelong eyewitness to war, meant when he wrote, “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” Likely authors to be studied include Crane, Cather, Hemingway, Komunyakaa, and Fallon. This course satisfies the core Literature and Writing requirement for students who started that requirement with an ENGL 201-204 class, satisfies the Genre Studies requirement for English and English with Creative Writing majors, and counts as an allied course for select business majors. This course also satisfies the WAC Writing to Learn requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
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