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Salvatore Pane

Associate Professor of English
Degree
M.F.A., University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
At St. Thomas since 2015
Office
JRC 341
Hours
(Spring 2020) W 1:00-3:00pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5610
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My background is primarily in creative writing, and I’ve published a novel, short stories, and essays. In addition to workshops, I’m also interested academically in the digital humanities, composition, literature, and graphic novels. My students routinely study Roxane Gay, Richard Rodriguez, Grant Morrison, Ian Bogost, and George Saunders among many other aesthetically diverse writers and artists. In my courses, students are as likely to write traditional essays on Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad as they are to complete multimodal assignments contrasting the theoretical work of Janet Murray and Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid video games. 

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 204 - W03 Crit Discourse of Video Games - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 308

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

21984 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Salvatore Pane

What does it mean to close read a video game? What is the interplay between text, digital media, and rhetoric? Where do games fit in academia? In the Critical Discourse of Video Games, students will interrogate these questions while being introduced to game studies, platform studies, and the digital humanities. Students will learn by weaving together theories of play, reading, writing, and digital creation. 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

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 255 - W01 Intro to Imaginative Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 327

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 327

Course Registration Number:

20697 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Salvatore Pane

This course introduces students to skills necessary for imaginative writing. It includes close readings of literary texts that model basic techniques, weekly writing exercises that encourage exploration and development of craft, and workshop discussions to develop students’ critical skills. This course will include instruction in setting, character, voice, point of view, literal and figurative imagery, rhythm and sound patterns, and literary structures. This course fulfills the Genre Study requirement in the English major, satisfies an allied requirement for select business majors, and counts as a core literature/writing course for those who started that core requirement with an ENGL 201-204 class. This course also satisfies a WAC Writing Intensive requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204. NOTE: This course has been submitted to the university curriculum committee to count as a Fine Arts course for the new core program.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 255 - W02 Intro to Imaginative Writing - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 308

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

20696 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Salvatore Pane

This course introduces students to skills necessary for imaginative writing. It includes close readings of literary texts that model basic techniques, weekly writing exercises that encourage exploration and development of craft, and workshop discussions to develop students’ critical skills. This course will include instruction in setting, character, voice, point of view, literal and figurative imagery, rhythm and sound patterns, and literary structures. This course fulfills the Genre Study requirement in the English major, satisfies an allied requirement for select business majors, and counts as a core literature/writing course for those who started that core requirement with an ENGL 201-204 class. This course also satisfies a WAC Writing Intensive requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204. NOTE: This course has been submitted to the university curriculum committee to count as a Fine Arts course for the new core program.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 204 - W01 Crit Discourse of Video Games - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

46429 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Salvatore Pane

What does it mean to close read a video game? What is the interplay between text, digital media, and rhetoric? Where do games fit in academia? In the Critical Discourse of Video Games, students will interrogate these questions while being introduced to game studies, platform studies, and the digital humanities. Students will learn by weaving together theories of play, reading, writing, and digital creation. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement and an Integrating the Humanities requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 298 - W01 Introduction to Italian Cinema - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 313

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 313

Course Registration Number:

46461 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Salvatore Pane

What is Italian cinema, and what do diverse directors like Fellini, Wertmüller, and Antonioni have to say about topics like fascism, love, and existential despair? Covering everything from neorealism to spaghetti westerns, this course will introduce students to film theory and demonstrate how to close-read movies and analyze them through writing. Potential films include LA DOLCE VITA, ROME OPEN CITY, and ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. This course counts as an ENGL 200-level elective for English majors/minors, an ENGL 211+ allied course for select business majors, a History/Criticism/Theory course for Film Studies majors and minors, and a WAC Writing Intensive requirement. For students under the new core, this course satisfies both the Integration in the Humanities and the Global Studies requirements. Prerequisites: None. NOTE: Please note that this course DOES NOT count towards the core literature and writing requirement for students who entered St. Thomas prior to Fall 2020 and who started that requirement with an ENGL 201, 202, 203, 204, or 206 class. Finally, this course is cross-listed with FILM 298: there are 12 seats on the ENGL 298 side and 8 seats available on the FILM 298 side.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 322 - W01 Writing Fiction - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 211

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MHC 211

Course Registration Number:

43928 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Salvatore Pane

This intermediate course explores traditional and innovative patterns of fiction writing. Emphasis on experimentation with a variety of techniques and development of individual voice. This course will include critique sessions, readings to broaden possibilities of form and subject, and individual instruction. This course fulfills the Genre Study requirement in the English major. Prerequisite: ENGL 255 or permission of instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FILM 298 - W01 Introduction to Italian Cinema - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 313

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 313

Course Registration Number:

46506 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Salvatore Pane

What is Italian cinema, and what do diverse directors like Fellini, Wertmüller, and Antonioni have to say about topics like fascism, love, and existential despair? Covering everything from neorealism to spaghetti westerns, this course will introduce students to film theory and demonstrate how to close-read movies and analyze them through writing. Potential films include LA DOLCE VITA, ROME OPEN CITY, and ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. This course counts as an ENGL 200-level elective for English majors/minors, an ENGL 211+ allied course for select business majors, a History/Criticism/Theory course for Film Studies majors and minors, and a WAC Writing Intensive requirement. For students under the new core, this course satisfies both the Integration in the Humanities and the Global Studies requirements. Prerequisites: None. NOTE: Please note that this course DOES NOT count towards the core literature and writing requirement for students who entered St. Thomas prior to Fall 2020 and who started that requirement with an ENGL 201, 202, 203, 204, or 206 class. Finally, this course is cross-listed with FILM 298: there are 12 seats on the ENGL 298 side and 8 seats available on the FILM 298 side.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)