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Laura Zebuhr

Associate Professor of English
Degree
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University
At St. Thomas since 2015
Office
JRC 313
Hours
(Fall 2019) Knock if the door is closed; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5607
CV

I mostly teach and write about 19th-century American literature and am working on a project about Henry David Thoreau and the concept of enchantment. In my classes and research, I like to look at how literary, philosophical, and cultural texts from different times and places can be put in to conversation with each other.

Publications

2017.  "Sound Enchantment: The Case of Henry David Thoreau." New Literary History, vol. 48 no. 3, pp. 581-603.

2015. “The Work of Friendship in Nineteenth-Century American Friendship Album Verses.” American Literature. 87(3): 433-454.

2015. “The Voice of Ambiguity: Simone de Beauvoir’s Phenomenological and Literary
Echoes.” With Alexandra Morrison. Hypatia: a Journal of Feminist Philosophy.  30.2. 418-433.  

2015. Review of David Greven. Gender Protest and Same-Sex Desire in Antebellum American Literature. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014). Review 19. www.nbol-19.org.

2012. Review of Robert Azarallo. Queer Environmentality: Ecology, Evolution, and Sexuality in American Literature. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate,  2012.) Review 19. www.nbol-19.org

2012. Review of Branka Arsićand Cary Wolfe, eds. The Other Emerson. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.) Cultural Critique. 82. 189-194.

2010. “Sounding Walden.” Mosaic: a Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. 43:3. 35-50.

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W34 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 210

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 210

Course Registration Number:

41487 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Laura R. Zebuhr

Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GENG 513 - 01 Intro to Grad Studies in ENGL - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2100

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

42530 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Laura R. Zebuhr

This course provides an introduction to the expectations and conventions of graduate study, including research and writing methodology. In addition, it will introduce students to the field of English studies: its areas of specialization, key issues, and genres of writing. This course must be taken as one of the first three courses in the MA in English program.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W07 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 310

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

21999 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Laura R. Zebuhr

Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 121 - W08 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 310

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

20903 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Laura R. Zebuhr

Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 280 - L01 Intro to English Studies See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

21040 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Laura R. Zebuhr

This gateway course into the English major and the minor is an introduction to (a) literary tools, techniques, and terminology for reading and writing in English studies; (b) the history of English Studies as a discipline and the intellectual concepts and critical debates that have shaped the field; and (c) the practices of English Studies, from close reading and analysis of literary and critical texts to interpretation and scholarly research. This hybrid/blended course meets on Monday and Wednesday and the remainder of the time online. This course satisfies the WAC Writing to Learn requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
OEC 3101215-1320M - W - - - -
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