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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
(Fall 2019) N/A: Prof. Pane is serving as the director of the Rome Empower program this semester.
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. 

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - A01 Travel Writing - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

41562 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Salvatore Pane

With its focus on thematic and intertextual perspectives, the readings in this course might be ordered any number of ways: according to theme, an idea that develops across genres or literary periods, or by their incorporation of specific oral or textual precedents (e.g. mythology, the Bible, classical writings, legends, or folklore). The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

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ENGL 495 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43541 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Salvatore Pane

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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 204 - W03 Crit Discourse of Video Games - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 308

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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

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ENGL 255 - W01 Intro to Imaginative Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 327

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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. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

Schedule Details

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ENGL 255 - W02 Intro to Imaginative Writing - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 308

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- 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. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

Schedule Details

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