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Catherine Craft-Fairchild

Professor of English
Degree
M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester
B.A., Canisius College
At St. Thomas since 1989
Office
JRC 319
Phone
(651) 962-5614
CV

I really enjoy learning with and from my students, so I teach an eclectic range of courses that allow me to explore new areas and share my interests with others. Although my primary specialty is 18th-century British literature, I also teach women's studies, literature and film, Jewish literature, and most recently, a transatlantic course that combines British and American literature. My current research centers on the writing of Anglo-Irish novelist and educational reformer Maria Edgeworth, while earlier research focused on 18th- and 19th-century women writers more generally, with particular reference to the image and experience of masquerade.

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 202 - W01 Literature and Medicine M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 212

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

42526 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Catherine Craft-Fairchild

Viewing physicians as writers, thinkers, and practitioners, we'll study texts that offer reflections from doctors on their craft. We'll also explore historical, economic, political, and ethical questions related to medical care such as: how are illness and caregiving depicted in literary texts? What kinds of emotional and social costs does illness have? How do writers grapple with the moral dimensions of medicine? These and other questions will be addressed through close textual analysis and discussion; in addition, our course will draw upon the expertise of practitioners within the Minneapolis medical community. Readings may include Jane Austen's MANSFIELD PARK, Sarah Ruhl's IN THE NEXT ROOM, Margaret Edson's WIT, Atul Gawande's COMPLICATIONS, and Mark Doty's HEAVEN'S COAST. 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 202 - W02 Literature and Medicine M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 212

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

42527 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Catherine Craft-Fairchild

Viewing physicians as writers, thinkers, and practitioners, we'll study texts that offer reflections from doctors on their craft. We'll also explore historical, economic, political, and ethical questions related to medical care such as: how are illness and caregiving depicted in literary texts? What kinds of emotional and social costs does illness have? How do writers grapple with the moral dimensions of medicine? These and other questions will be addressed through close textual analysis and discussion; in addition, our course will draw upon the expertise of practitioners within the Minneapolis medical community. Readings may include Jane Austen's MANSFIELD PARK, Sarah Ruhl's IN THE NEXT ROOM, Margaret Edson's WIT, Atul Gawande's COMPLICATIONS, and Mark Doty's HEAVEN'S COAST. 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)

J-Term 2019 Courses

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