Dr. Nicholas Sloboda

Dr. Nicholas Sloboda
Dr. Nicholas Sloboda
Nicholas Sloboda Dr. Nicholas Sloboda
Professor, English, World Languages, Literature & Culture Department Chair
office. Swenson Hall 3088
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Dr. Nicholas Sloboda  began teaching at UW-Superior in 1999. Prior to that  Nicholas was teaching at the University of Alabama for two years. Previously, he had taught at McGill where he had received his Ph.D. and M.A.

Nicholas completed his undergraduate primarily at the University of Alberta (with some work at the University of British Columbia). HIs undergraduate work was in Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, and Slavic Studies (namely Ukrainian and Russian literature and early film). His master's work was also in Comparative Literature: he focused on the relationship between the literary and visual arts, particularly in modernist literature. Here Nicholas considered Hemingway's aesthetics in terms of his attention to painters like Cezanne and Goya. Nicholas's doctoral work was in Comparative Literature but also worked in English and graduated from that program. Nicholas's comprehensives were on Shakespeare's 'problem plays' (primarily Troilus and Cressida), modernist poets like Louis Zukofsky and movements like objectivism and how such movements influenced the development of modernist poetry, and, finally, postmodernist expression as developed through writers like Donald Bartheleme. His thesis work explored more contemporary multi-ethnic American writers and their unique position between postmodernism and post-colonialism. Here, he considered a range of writers including Cristina Garcia, Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, Amy Tan, Askold Melnyczuk, Julie Shigekuni, Julie Dash, Charlotte Sherman, and others.

Since coming to the UW-Superior, Nicholas has developed a survey course in multi-ethnic American literature which is also part of the university's general education offerings. In addition, he has developed several upper-division courses including a course on contemporary multi-ethnic American novels, a course on studies in the short story, a course on Hemingway, a course on modernist poetry and drama, a course on Stephen Crane, Sherwood Anderson, and Flannery O'Connor, and, finally, a course on the Avant Garde.

Recently, he has been working with Bishop's University, a well-known liberal arts university in Quebec, on creating an exchange program with them. We have now established a bi-lateral agreement between our two universities. UW-Superior students can either take more advanced courses in French language and literature at Bishop's or can study, in English, in any other field.

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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Sloboda, Nicholas Nicholas
Fall Semester 2019

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Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of June 17, 2019 1:30 AM.

Class Section Identifier Key

Fall Semester 2019
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
ENGL - English
1735ENGL 228Multi-Ethnic American Lit
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09/04/2019 - 12/13/2019
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 13 of 15
001 3.00  SWEN 2009 MWF 10:00AM- 10:50AM 0 of 25 open
Wait List:
13 of 15
  
09/04/2019 - 12/13/2019
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 13 of 15
1534ENGL 369Short Story II (Post 1945)
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09/04/2019 - 12/13/2019
001 3.00  SWEN 2009 MWF 11:00AM- 11:50AM 17 of 25 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/04/2019 - 12/13/2019
1736ENGL 456Avant-Garde Literature
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09/04/2019 - 12/13/2019
001 3.00  SWEN 2009 MWF 1:00PM- 1:50PM 12 of 25 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/04/2019 - 12/13/2019
1525ENGL 491Senior Capstone Experience
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09/04/2019 - 12/13/2019
Course must be taken Pass/Fail
Instructor Consent Required
003 0.00     ARR 5 of 5 open
  
09/04/2019 - 12/13/2019
Course must be taken Pass/Fail
Instructor Consent Required