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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
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. 

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W22 De/Constructing Superheroes - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 206

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 206

Course Registration Number:

42533 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Salvatore Pane

What are superheroes? Pop culture super saviors? Low culture art? Colorful allegories with ties to the ancient past? This course will interrogate the rise of the superhero genre in response to World War II and the ensuing nuclear threats of the Cold War. Students will examine writers and artists like Alan Moore and Grant Morrison who deconstructed the genre in the 1980's, in addition to films like BLACK PANTHER or current creators Gabby Rivera and G. Willow Wilson who have resurrected superheroes with influence from gender studies, postmodernism, and more. Please note that students registered for this class will be expected to buy a few comics that are only available digitally. 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 203 - W25 De/Constructing Superheroes - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 212

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

42535 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Salvatore Pane

What are superheroes? Pop culture super saviors? Low culture art? Colorful allegories with ties to the ancient past? This course will interrogate the rise of the superhero genre in response to World War II and the ensuing nuclear threats of the Cold War. Students will examine writers and artists like Alan Moore and Grant Morrison who deconstructed the genre in the 1980's, in addition to films like BLACK PANTHER or current creators Gabby Rivera and G. Willow Wilson who have resurrected superheroes with influence from gender studies, postmodernism, and more. Please note that students registered for this class will be expected to buy a few comics that are only available digitally. 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 322 - W01 Writing Fiction - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 212

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

40139 (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.

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location