Basic weekly themes in Environmental literature line


1.           T , 21         What is literature? – Elizabeth Bishop [i] –the poetry of places.

              Th,  23       Recitation [ii] as a way of knowing words & their meaning – Orson Welles


2.            T ,   28  Writing about fictions of time & space – Robert Frost, Two Roads

               Th,  30  WHO OWNS THE LAND & How do we care for their needs simultaneously?                         

Meet in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum that day.

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3.            T,  4        Expressing doubt in writing. Wahsington Irving, Sleepy Hollow

               Th,  6      Capturing a sense of loss in writing. Joyce Carol Oates, Against Nature


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4.            T,  11      Discovering motive and motivating discovery when writing: Joyce Carol Oates, Against Nature

               TH,  13    Select a subject: present the literature on that theme & what it means


5.            T,  18          Is Film an art as literature or drama is an art form? Hemingway, Big Two Hearted River

               Th,  20          "Making Films that make a difference," You attend the discussion Suntrust 4 PM


6.           T ,  25          Tom Stoppard, Arcadia (a play)

               Th,  27    Tom Stoppard, Arcadia (a play)



7.            T ,  2          Presentations-- present the literature on a theme:


               Th,  4         Finding beauty in a Broken World: William E. B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk.

8.            Th,  11      The Quest for an honorable peace with the land; William E. B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk.


9.            T ,  16      Coming of Age in the rural South: Faulkner & Dubois' Black Folk.


               Th,  18      William Faulkner, The Bear


10.          T , 23      Faulkner's The Bear

               Th, 25  Thoreau, Faith in a Seed

11.          Th,   30        A field trip to Cornell Fine Arts Museum / also virtually visit the New York Public Library!



                Th,  1          The New American voice

                                     Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass, Song of Myself –“creeds in abeyance”


12.          T,  6      Discovering sources of great literary expression: Ogden Nash poems


               Th, 8     Terry Tempest Williams, The Open Space of Democracy, pp. 1-107.



13.         T,  13     A contemporary challenge: describing what we’ve tainted- Ground Truthing

               Th, 15   Terry T. Williams, The Open Space of Democracy, ENGAGEMENT


14.          T ,  27     The IRONY of bourgeois reality: excerpts Rachel Carson's, Silent Spring

               Th, 29      Barry Lopez “In the Garden of the Lord of War”

Meet in the Chapel Garden – weather permitting!

That  is the last day


Source notes: -...------

[i] Bishop, Elizabeth (1911–79), U.S. poet. Her poetry contrasts her experiences in South America 1952–67 with her New England origins. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her first two collections, North and South (1946) and A Cold Spring (1955). Other notable works include Geography III (1976). We will read the poem “Florida” aloud and in unison. Much like a drinking song!


[ii] The practice of reading something aloud;


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This is not a great, or polished example of what I mean but use it as a guide on what to do in the class when I ask you to recite passages: The student who did this says: this is an excerpt from The Souls of Black Folk. pages 38-41 from the "" version. just for reference, it was published in 1903. that's why he uses words like "whither" (which, btw means "where"...i had to look it up)


Environmental Literature ENV-270.1 T-Th

3:00 am - 4:15 pm

Olin Library, Rm-211

History of Technology ENV-208.1 M-W-F

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm