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Salvatore Pane

Assistant 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 2017) 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. 

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
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ENGL 204 - W03 Crit Discourse of Video Games - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 212
CRN: 42468 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 Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 204 - W04 Crit Discourse of Video Games - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 212
CRN: 42469 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 Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 315 - W01 Environmental Wrtng/Community - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 205
CRN: 43068 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Salvatore Pane How do we write about the environment in an age of rapid climate change, and is there anything we can do to get involved in our local community? In Environmental Writing and Community Outreach, students will attempt to grapple with these questions while striving toward hope. Students will discuss and analyze texts that interrogate the Anthropocene--the current geological age which has been dominated by human activity--and use that thinking to collaborate with local organizations focused on sustainability right here in the Twin Cities. Possible texts include FIELD NOTES FROM A CATASTROPHE by Elizabeth Kolbert, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING by Naomi Klein, and WRITING NATURE by Carolyn Ross. This course satisfies the Theory and Practice distribution requirement for English majors and counts as a non-literature course for English with Writing Emphasis majors. This course also satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement and counts towards the new Sustainability minor. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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ENGL 495 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43504 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Salvatore Pane

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 204 - W03 Crit Discourse of Video Games - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 211
CRN: 21724 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 Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 204 - W04 Crit Discourse of Video Games - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 211
CRN: 21728 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 Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 405 - D01 Advanced Creative Writing - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 222
CRN: 20817 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Salvatore Pane This advanced course will focus on the student’s development of a substantial body of work in a chosen genre: poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Students will review their previous writing, do further exploration of a chosen genre, and produce significant new work in that genre. Reading will include theoretical and creative texts. This course fulfills the Genre Study requirement in the English major. Prerequisite: ENGL 321 or 322 or 323 or permission of instructor based on examination of a portfolio.

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