Joyce SutphenFaculty

Professor Emerita in English

I teach a range of courses in British Literature and Creative Writing. Though I began as a Shakespearean and continue to write essays on the sonnets and aspects of memory in Shakespeare's plays and poems, I love teaching the Victorian Age and Modern Poetry. Over the last years, I have become very interested in Irish Literature and the London poetry scene; I also enjoy teaching Contemporary Women Poets.

Writing poetry is a special interest of mine; since coming to Gustavus, I have published three volumes of poems and have had poems appear in many journals and anthologies. Recently a small letter-press edition of sonnets (with the clever title of Fourteen Sonnets) was published by Red Dragonfly Press. I am presently helping put final touches on an anthology of Minnesota women poets from the territorial days to the present. My co-editors (Connie Wanek and Thom Tammaro) and I expect the book To Sing Along the Way, to appear by the end of 2006 with New Rivers Press. Presently I am at work on two manuscripts of poems and an essay on form and the line in poetry.

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
ENG-112 Introduction to Creative Writing 25 2017/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
ENG-116 British Literature II (since 1789) 15 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2001/FA, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
FTS-100 FTS:All Roads Lead To? 11 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/FA
ENG-231 Modern Poetry 9 2017/FA, 2015/FA, 2013/FA, 2010/FA, 2007/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, and 2001/FA
ENG-251 Writing Poetry 8 2017/FA, 2015/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2003/FA
ENG-102 Appreciating Poetry 4 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2001/SP, and 1999/SP
ENG-399 Senior Seminar 3 2009/SP, 2006/SP, and 2000/SP
ENG-321 Shakespeare 3 2009/SP, 2008/FA, and 2000/FA
ENG-268 Career Exploration 3 2004/JN, 2002/JN, and 2001/JN
ENG-101 Read:Poetry of Protest 2 2013/FA and 2011/SP
MUS-156 GAC Choir-Britain/France 1 2015/JN
ENG-244 Special Topic: Poetry of Protest 1 2008/FA
ENG-114 Art of Interpretation 1 2006/FA
ENG-334 Victorian Age 1 2005/FA
ENG-212 Intermediate Composition 1 2005/SP
ENG-134 The Poetry of Protest 1 2004/JN
ENG-344 Special Topic: W.B. Yeats 1 2002/SP
ENG-223 Contemporary Women Poets 1 2002/JN
ENG-115 British Literature I (to 1789) 1 2001/SP
ENG-123 Contemporary Women Poets 1 2000/JN
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.