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Donald Fette

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Honors Faculty Fellow
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1612
Biography

After working in the English department for two years, Don Fette moved over to Barrett, the Honors College. His teaching interests and experience entail a number of areas and disciplines, including courses on ancient Greek language; literature of sundry period, cultural background/language, and variety; the lyric poetry tradition from the Greeks through the 20th century; the Great Books curriculum; non-Western epic poetry; business writing; the pedagogy of writing; and various undergraduate- and graduate-level writing courses. At ASU, he has taught WAC 101, ENG 102/105, and ENG 218, and, most recently he has been teaching HON 171/272 (The Human Event I & II) and HON 394 ("Between the Shadows" - a course on Gothic literature, art, and architecture).  

Before returning to ASU (MA, 2001), he earned his doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Chicago, where he also worked as assistant director of the Writing Program. Beyond this, he served as director of writing at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, writing advisor at the University of Chicago Medical Center, and has worked professionally with students from a host of national and international institutes and universities. On a non-professional note, he is a poet and guitarist who has performed in various capacities at a number of locations in North America and Europe. 

Education
  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Chicago 2013
  • M.A.  Comparative Literature, University of Chicago 2013
  • M.A. Arizona State University 2001
Research Interests

British and German Romanticism (esp. Keats, Shelley, F. Schlegel, Tieck, ETA Hoffmann, and Novalis), Classics (philosophy, literature, and rhetoric), lyric poetry, composition and rhetoric, transatlantic Gothic fiction, 19th-century continental philosophy, history and philosophy of science, intersections between literature and philosophy, 1960s folk lyric   

Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 102First-Year Composition
ENG 218Writing About Literature
ENG 469Science and Literature
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 105Adv First-Year Composition
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 105Adv First-Year Composition
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
WAC 101Intro to Academic Writing
ENG 105Adv First-Year Composition