Theresa Vara-Dannen
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  • Middlebury, CT
  • United States

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Theresa Vara-Dannen


PhD. Swansea University, English

J.D., New York Law School, Law

C.A.S., Wesleyan University, Liberal Studies

B.A. Manhattan College, English and French


CT Certifications: English 7-12; French 7-12

Adjunct Professor, ECE, University of Connecticut

Adjunct Professor, English, University of Hartford


Courses I teach: UConn American Studies

UConn English 1004; Eng 1010; ENG 1011


Extracurricular Activities:

Writers' Bloc, school literary journal

Honor Board

American Studies Field Trip

Poetry Out Loud Coordinator

University of Hartford Dr. Martin Luther King Essay Contest Coordinator

Library of Congress, Letters About Literature

African-American National Biography Research Project


Below  are my course syllabi. Please click on the link to download a copy.



UConn Early College Experience English 1004

UConn Early College Experience  ENGL1010 2011-2012 

UConn Early College Experience American Studies

AP Literature and Composition 2011-2012


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English 1010 Assignments

Joseph Campbell and the Hero’s Journey   Paper # 1 Prompt

Texts: Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1949.

Supplemental Texts: Those found through your own research.

Recommended length: 6-7 full pages, size 12 Times font, double-spaced. MLA format. No cover page.

Intellectual task of the assignment:  “The hero quest does not involve simply the hero’s…


Posted on August 23, 2013 at 6:28pm

Word of the Day List for 2013-2014

Words of the Day 2013-2014

  1. 8/27- admonish- to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly
  2. 8/28- breach- an opening, gap or rift; a violation or infraction
  3. 8/29- brigand-a bandit, robber or outlaw
  4. 8/30- circumspect- careful; cautious
  5. 9/3-…

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:58pm

2013-2014 UConn American Studies Syllabus

Early College Experience American Studies: ENGL 1065/ INTD 1065

Course Syllabus…


Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:44pm

2013-2014 UConn English 1010 Syllabus

                                                               English 1010 Course Syllabus

                                                                Early College Experience

Seminar in Academic Writing through…


Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:30pm

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