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Greaney, Patrick Professor

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Research

research overview

  • My current research focuses on post-1945 art and literature in Europe, Argentina, and the US.

keywords

  • 19th and 20th century German and French literature, critical theory, modern and contemporary art

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • GRMN 2301 - Inside Nazi Germany: Politics, Culture, and Everyday Life in the Third Reich
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    Examines social culture and everyday life in Nazi Germany. Topics include the role of propaganda in the media and entertainment industries, anti-Semitism and suppression of ethnic, social and religious minorities, the role of education and youth organizations, as well as the role of women, the churches, and the effects of a controlled economy before and during World War II. Taught in English.
  • GRMN 4051 - Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Serves as an introduction to the Frankfurt School and Critical Theory with particular emphasis upon rationality, social psychology, cultural criticism, and aesthetics. Through close readings of key texts by members of the school (Horkheimer, Benjamin, Adorno, Habermas) we will work toward a critical understanding of the analytical tools they developed and consider their validity. Taught in English. Same as GRMN 5051.
  • GRMN 5051 - Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Serves as an introduction to the Frankfurt School and Critical Theory with particular emphasis upon rationality, social psychology, cultural criticism, and aesthetics. Through close readings of key texts by members of the school (Horkheimer, Benjamin, Adorno, Habermas) we will work toward a critical understanding of the analytical tools they developed and consider their validity. Taught in English. Same as GRMN 4051.
  • GRMN 5420 - Seminar: Topics in Later 20th Century German Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Analyzes major currents and events such as the Holocaust, coming to terms with the past (Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung), German Democratic Republic (GDR) literature, and responses to the reunification. Topics may include the Austrians from Anschluss to Haider; Paul Celan; East German writers between Wolf Biermann and Christa Wolf; topics in German film; and others. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours when topic varies.
  • HUMN 4950 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Supervised project on a topic of the student's own choosing. It should demonstrate ability in interdisciplinary (such as literature and art, art and music, film and literature, literature and theory), extensive research, critical thinking, and excellent writing skills. The thesis is submitted to the Honors Program of the College of Arts and Sciences and is orally defended.
  • SPAN 5320 - Seminar: 20th Century Spanish American Literature
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Treats various topics, as needs and resources dictate. Gives special attention to developing historical and current theoretical and critical background of each topic. Representative topics might include modernism, theatre, the essay, the regional novel, the novel of the Mexican Revolution, the modern novel, contemporary theatre, and contemporary poetry. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as SPAN 7320.
  • SPAN 7320 - Seminar: 20th Century Spanish American Literature
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Treats various topics, as needs and resources dictate. Gives special attention to developing historical and current theoretical and critical background of each topic. Representative topics might include modernism, theatre, the essay, the regional novel, the novel of the Mexican Revolution, the modern novel, contemporary theatre, and contemporary poetry. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as SPAN 5320.

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International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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