CEAH Fellowship: The Literary Aftershocks of the New Madrid Earthquakes

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Date/Time:Wednesday, 04 Feb 2015 at 6:30 pm
Location:Parks Library, upper rotunda
Categories:Lectures Meetings, receptions
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Matthew Sivils, CEAH fellow, will discuss the cultural reverberations of the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812, one of the most powerful natural disasters to strike North America in recorded history. He will examine how the fictionalization of such a cataclysm in early American fiction served as an indicator of growing environmental anxiety among Americans as the nation moved away from its agricultural origins.

"The Literary Aftershocks of the New Madrid Earthquakes"
Opening Lecture and Reception
Feb. 4, 2015
Upper Rotunda, Parks Library
6:30 pm reception, 7:00 pm lecture and readings

"Early Natural History Texts: The Roots of American Environmentalism"
Lecture and Special Collections Tour
March 4, 2015
Special Collections Reading Room, Parks Library
7pm -8pm

"Roundtable Discussion on Interdisciplinary Research"
April 2, 2015
Ensminger Room, Kildee Hall
5:30 pm gathering, 6 pm presentation and roundtable discussion

"Imaging the Prairie, Then and Now"
Closing Lecture and Exhibit Tour
April 26, 2015
Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building
2pm -4pm