Dr. Mark Long, Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Keene State College in New Hampshire, will focus on the man called “the Father of the National Park Service” when he discusses writing about the environment Monday evening, September 27 at Washington College. The talk, “John Muir and the Mountains of California: Prospects for Environmental Thinking and Writing” will start at 7:30 p.m. in Litrenta Lecture Hall of the John S. Toll Science Center.
John Muir was a botanist and environmental pioneer who co-founded the Sierra Club. Long serves on the executive council of ASLE, the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, and on the editorial advisory board of its journal, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment. He is the co-editor of the recently published book Teaching North American Environmental Literature. His talk is sponsored by the Sophie Kerr Committee and is free and open to the public.