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Shannon Scott

Instructor of English
JRC 316
(651) 962-5622

Werewolves, circuses, film noir detectives, and femme fatales--these are the themes of the English courses I teach. Each class is an exploration of lives lived on the edge of a tightrope or a knife, in the shadows of a sideshow tent or the silhouette of a smoking gun. What I love about teaching these topics is that no two classes are ever the same--new experiences, new texts and films, and, most importantly, new blood.

Academic Work

"Female Werewolf as Monstrous Other in Honoré Beaugrand's 'The Werewolves'," She-Wolf: A Cultural History of Female Werewolves (U of Manchester Press, 2015).

"Imperial Pets: Monkey-Girls, Man-Cubs, and Dog-Faced Boys on Exhibition in Victorian England," Animals and their Children in Victorian Culture (Routledge, 2019)

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 121 - W10 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 BEC 114

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0800 - 0940


BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

23304 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours


Shannon F. Scott

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.

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Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
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