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Muckrakers, Changemakers, and the Future of Environmental Humanities

Friday, November 10, 2023 1:30pm to 3pm

3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Join journalist and author Michelle Nijhuis (Reed ’96) for a discussion of literature’s ability to change human attitudes toward the ecosystems we depend on. We’ll talk about Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and John Muir’s Our National Parks as examples of persuasive environmental literature, examine whether and how each work accomplished its aims, and ask what these authors can teach us about literature’s role as a change agent in the climate crisis.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Mellon Initiative for Environmental Humanities at Reed. 

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