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Environmental Writing from Thoreau to the Present
We will sample the best and most influential American environmental writing, using as our text Bill McKibben’s excellent American Earth (Library of America, 2008). We will discuss what makes the writing successful and also how it reflects evolving conceptions of the natural world and of how we should live with it. Readings will include selections from Thoreau, John Muir, Also Leopold, Rachel Carson, Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barbara Kingsolver among others. We will read some poetry but mainly nonfiction prose, including examples of recent writing on climate change (handouts). John Knott is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Michigan, where he regularly taught courses in environmental literature.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Literature, Poetry, and Drama
Date(s) : 10/16/2019 - 11/20/2019
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 3:00-5:00pm
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center, Debrodt Room
Address : 2401 Plymouth Road,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Knott John
Fee : $40.00
Event Status : OPEN