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.
ENG-112 (Introduction to Creative Writing) and ENG-116 (British Literature II (since 1789))
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|ENG-112||Introduction to Creative Writing||20||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)||12||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||First Term Seminar||9||2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/FA|
|ENG-231||Modern Poetry||7||2013/FA, 2010/FA, 2007/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, and 2001/FA|
|ENG-251||Writing Poetry||6||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-321||Shakespeare||3||2009/SP, 2008/FA, and 2000/FA|
|ENG-399||Senior Seminar||3||2009/SP, 2006/SP, and 2000/SP|
|ENG-268||Career Exploration||3||2004/JN, 2002/JN, and 2001/JN|
|ENG-101||Read:Poetry of Protest||2||2013/FA and 2011/SP|
|ENG-244||Special Topic: Poetry of Protest||1||2008/FA|
|ENG-114||Art of Interpretation||1||2006/FA|
|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.