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Maria Frangos - English

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Maria Frangos

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Course Syllabi


drama, Shakespeare, writing, theatre and performance, writing about science, animal studies, medieval and Renassiance literature
B.A. University of California San Diego, 1994; PhD University of California Santa Cruz, 2008
I'm a part-time instructor in the English Department at DeAnza College, and my primary interests are in theatre and in the connections between the arts/humanities and science. I have taught literature and writing at UC Santa Cruz and Script Analysis for actors at Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, and sometimes work in theatre as a script consultant/researcher (dramaturg) and as an actor. My additional background is in writing and medieval/Renaissance literature. I was born in San Francisco and currently live in Santa Cruz, where I try to spend as much time as possible outside enjoying our natural world!

At DeAnza I teach Intro to Dramatic Literature, where we read some foundational plays in the history of world theatre alongside contemporary plays dealing with our current social and political context, thinking about the plays not just as literary works but as active and embodied texts to be performed. I also teach EWRT 211, EWRT 1A, and EWRT 2, focusing on themes such as human/animal relationships and writing about controversies in science.
Winter 2018
CRN Course Title
00745 EWRT-001A-24 Composition and Reading
00827 EWRT-002.-61 Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking
Spring 2018
CRN Course Title
43698 EWRT-002.-22 Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking
45644 EWRT-002.-26 Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking

Syllabi are in downloadable Adobe PDF icon PDFs. Check with instructor for most current term information..

email icon Email: Maria Frangos
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Last Updated: 11/9/17