Adirondack Literature [F-17-3]

Presenter: Mark Sturges, Mark McMurray
Location: SLU: Richardson 201
Additional Locations:SLU: Owen D Young Library Special Collections
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Fri 9:00 AM 10/20, 11/03
Status: Course Closed

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These two sessions will offer a brief introduction to the literary history of the Adirondacks in northern New York. Session 1: A survey of the landscape of Adirondack literature, plus a group discussion of a few specific works of poetry and short prose. Session 2: Participants will meet at the SLU library i.e. Owen D. Young Library - in the Special Collections Room for an introduction to the library’s Adirondack-related archival materials. NOTE: No food or drink is allowed in the SLU Special Collections room.

Mark Sturges is an Assistant Professor of English at SLU, where he teaches a variety of courses in early American literature, environmental literature, and place-based literature. He also teaches in the SLU Adirondack Semester and has led students on excursions to explore the literary history of the Adirondacks and Cape Cod. His most recent research examines the cultural history of maple sugaring in early American art and literature.

Mark McMurray is the archivist at the the Owen D. Young Library at SLU. He introduced this class to the objects and files that are at this archive. This included articles pertaining to Adirondack literature.

Cap: 15

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