St. Cloud State University

Judy Dorn
Professor, Department of English

Table of Contents:

  • Contact information
  • Resources for students
  • Course materials for current term: Engl 490, 402/502, 191
  • Link to this instructor's complete course offerings
  • Policies: grading, attendance, professional standards
  • Projects (External review, etc.)
  • Affiliations/Organizations

Contact information

Office Hours

English Department building B51, office 255

To reach me, look for Riverview, SCSU's landmark building, with its white cupola hovering above the Mississippi River. The English Department has moved to the former Business Building, across the H parking lot from Riverview. If you are coming from the Atwood Student Center, the English building is located behind Stewart Hall, so enter Stewart and look for the doorway just past the elevators, which will take you to the courtyard behind Stewart, where you can see our new building.

  • Office hours for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013:
  • I am on sabbatical leave this year, but am open to make appointments with graduate students, Humanities majors, and past students needing recommendations or special advising.


    • My office: (320) 308-5432
    • English department: (320) 308-3061
    • Fax: 320.308.5524


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    This link connects you to an enormous number of resources in international affairs. Look for the search engine and type in the term "Human Rights," and you will find links to the document itself.
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  • Minnesota legal aid - resources for your legal issues: 
  • Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting - media watchdog organization
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    Links to favorite webpages


    ENGL 490: Senior Seminar - "Magic Realism"

    ENGL 402/502: Literary Criticism and Theory

    Qualifying for graduate credit in this course - English 502

    What FAVORITE BOOKS would you recommend to your classmates?  

    ENGLISH 191: Introduction to Analytical and Research Writing in the Humanities

    Course topic: Writing about the 1960s