Joyce Sutphen


Professor 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-112Introduction to Creative Writing252017/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-116British Literature II (since 1789)152016/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-100FTS:All Roads Lead To?112015/FA, 2014/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/FA
ENG-231Modern Poetry92017/FA, 2015/FA, 2013/FA, 2010/FA, 2007/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, and 2001/FA
ENG-251Writing Poetry82017/FA, 2015/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2003/FA
ENG-102Appreciating Poetry42008/SP, 2007/SP, 2001/SP, and 1999/SP
ENG-399Senior Seminar32009/SP, 2006/SP, and 2000/SP
ENG-321Shakespeare32009/SP, 2008/FA, and 2000/FA
ENG-268Career Exploration32004/JN, 2002/JN, and 2001/JN
ENG-101Read:Poetry of Protest22013/FA and 2011/SP
MUS-156GAC Choir-Britain/France12015/JN
ENG-244Special Topic: Poetry of Protest12008/FA
ENG-114Art of Interpretation12006/FA
ENG-334Victorian Age12005/FA
ENG-212Intermediate Composition12005/SP
ENG-134The Poetry of Protest12004/JN
ENG-344Special Topic: W.B. Yeats12002/SP
ENG-223Contemporary Women Poets12002/JN
ENG-115British Literature I (to 1789)12001/SP
ENG-123Contemporary Women Poets12000/JN

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.