An environment-themed creative workshop with the title 'Perspectives on Nature: Exploring Landscape Through American Literature and Creative Writing' will be offered on Friday May 25th, 2018, by Dr. Kristin J. Jacobson (Fulbright Scholar Greece, Professor of American Literature, Stockton University, U.S.).
This workshop is going to take place at Room 417, 4th floor, New Philosophy Building) between 18:30-20:30.
Language of the workshop: English.
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
The places available for this workshop are limited. So If you're interested in attending, please forward your emails to: email@example.com.
This event is organized by the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows.' For more information about our group please click on the following link: http://www.enl.auth.gr/trans_windows_en.html.
Event Coordinator: Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This workshop will examine how several American authors describe landscape, especially wild places, and the implications of the description on our understanding of the environment. Once we have looked at diverse examples together and examined the authors’ techniques for writing about the environment, participants will describe an environment they know well from different perspectives and discuss the effects of these distinct perspectives on the setting
Kristin J. Jacobson grew up in rural Wisconsin and attended Carthage College in Kenosha, WI (B.A.) and the University of Colorado-Boulder (M.A.). After completing her Ph.D. at The Pennsylvania State University, she joined Stockton University’s faculty. Currently, Jacobson is a professor of American literature and a Fulbright-Greece scholar at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She teaches courses in American literature, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Incorporating feminist geography and literary analysis, her book Neodomestic American Fiction (Ohio State University Press, 2010) investigates late twentieth-century and early twenty-first-century manifestations of domestic fiction. She has also published articles in Genre, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, C21, and Legacy and is the lead editor of the forthcoming essay collection, Liminality, Hybridity, and American Women’s Literature. Her current book project defines and examines a new genre of travel and environmental literature: the American adrenaline narrative.