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Maine : Landscape and Literature

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With six new authors, we will once again explore the natural and cultural landscapes of Maine through the eyes of writers who have lived and traveled here over many time periods. We will investigate two fundamental questions: 1.) how do these writers describe the Maine they have experienced and its impact on them? and 2.) how do their writings about our state shape the way we view Maine? This intersection of unique locations, local history and characters, and literary connections provides us with rich material for discussion, focusing on one author each week. Participation in last fall’s Maine Landscape and Literature course is not a prerequisite.

The authors for 2021:

Martha Ballard (1735–1812) 

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896) 

Celia Thaxter (1835–1894)

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935)

Kenneth Roberts (1885–1957)

Louise Dickinson Rich (1903–1991)

Instructor Jayne Gordon, a member of the board and the curriculum committee, has taught courses on Maine in 1820, Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, the Transcendentalists, and Maine Landscape and Literature for Coastal Senior College. She has worked for decades as a public historian, educator, administrator, and consultant at numerous history museums and literary sites.  

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 10:00 AM until Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 11:30 AM
on Zoom
Zoom link will be sent by email close to the start of the first class.

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jayne Gordon
Fall 2021
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment In Full In Advance Only
You must be an active CSC member to register for this course.
Cancellation Policy:
A member may cancel a course registration up to 3 days prior to the start of class and will receive a course credit that can be used for a future registration. No refunds will be given.
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