~ Professor of English ~
Chair, English and Foreign Languages Department
Literature of England I
Introduction to Literature
Advanced Composition, Rhetoric, and Grammar
Fall 2003 Schedule
|Course||Syllabi and Handouts|
|ENG 360, Literature of England I||syllabus|
|ENG 493/491/591, Senior Seminar
Hamlet in Criticism and Culture
|ENG 161/461, Careers for English
Fields of Expertise
English Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare (especially adaptations of Hamlet), The Short Story and Poetry
Sheidley's most recent publications are "The Plays Within the Film: Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" in Screen Shakespeare, Ed. Michael Skovmand and The Shippe of Safegarde, by Barnabe Googe, a critical edition with introduction and notes, co-authored with Simon McKeown.
AB l962, AM l966, PhD 1968 -- all from Stanford University
Favorite Texts & Authors
Shakespeare's Hamlet, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, The Afterlife by John Updike and The Figured Wheel, by Robert Pinsky.
To help students relate to the literature we study, and, as writers, to discover and express our own ideas... Professor Sheidley likes to use class discussion and small group exercises.
Professor Sheidley came to USC/CSU-Pueblo in 1994 after teaching for 26 years at the University of Connecticut and one year at the U. S. Air Force Academy. He enjoys working with pre-collegiate teachers. At UConn, he was co-founder and director of the Connecticut Writing Project, a professional development program for teachers K-16, and at CSU-Pueblo he helps to oversee the English classes in the Senior-to-Sophomore Program. Professor Sheidley enjoys collaborating with other writers as an editor, and he serves on the Advisory Board of the journal War, Literature, and the Arts.
As the department chair, Professor Sheidley brings a wealth of
academic and intellectual experience to the job. Professor Sheidley
oversees the department's Senior to Sophomore program because he
enjoys working with Pueblo's Language Arts teachers. One of Professor
Sheidley's most interesting qualities is that he is a widely
respected reader; he is an editor of War, Literature & the Arts. As department chair,
Professor Sheidley is eager to meet with English and Foreign Language
majors and minors, as well as all students taking department courses.
In fact, he believes that "everybody should feel free to stop in
my office for whatever reason anytime." He even "speaks"
WordPerfect and loves e-mail.
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