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Shannon Scott

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 316
Hours
(Spring 2020) T/R 9:40-10:30am; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5622
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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).

"Wild Sanctuary: Running Into the Forest in Russian Fairy Tales," In the Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Wolves, and Wild Children (U of Manchester Press, 2020).

"Swing a Dead Cat," Coppice and Break: A Dark Fiction Anthology (Crone Girls Press, 2020).

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

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

23304 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

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
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 190 - W05 Adv Crit Thinking: Lit&Writing M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 BEC LL03

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

BEC LL03

Course Registration Number:

47322 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Shannon F. Scott

English 190 is a core course in literature and writing for specially qualified students who show greater aptitude and preparation than typical first-year students or those whose pre-matriculation credits cover some, but not all, of the content of ENGL 121. The learning goals are the same as those for ENGL 121; however, writing, critical thinking, and textual analysis are taught at a higher level and with increased complexity in this course.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 202 - W07 Noir in Film and Literature M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 BEC LL03

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

BEC LL03

Course Registration Number:

46675 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Shannon F. Scott

This course explores the genre of noir in both film and literature. We will look at “hard-boiled” fiction of the 1930s, German Expressionist film in pre-war Berlin, America during World War II, and blacklisting in Hollywood during the Cold War. Because this course also surveys “neo-noir” literary texts and films, we will at times pull the discussion back into the present, noting how the genre has shifted over time, particularly how female authors such as Megan Abbott, Ruth Ware, Gillian Flynn, and Paula Hawkins currently dominate the noir literary scene. Since this is an interdisciplinary course, we will also examine films and texts in conversation with each other, which means investigating how work transitions or adapts from the page to the screen. Through close reading/viewing, annotating, writing, discussing, and immersing ourselves in the genre of noir we will discover what makes a film or piece of literature irresistibly engaging and resonant. 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 Integration in the Humanities requirement.

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