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Check out our Visiting Writers currently scheduled for Fall 2021


English Department Visiting Scholar Series

Dr. Kyle Bladow, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies, Northland College

"Environmental Justice in Louise Erdrich's Speculative Fiction"

October 12, 7pm, Peninsula One, Northern Center at Northern Michigan University

Dr. Kyle Bladow studies the ways literature informs our connections to land and water and our interactions with the more-than-human world. His research encompasses environmental justice, queer ecology, sustainable foodways, and contemporary American literature. Dr. Bladow is also a graduate of NMU's BA and MA programs in English; the Department English is thrilled to welcome him back as our inaugural speaker for a new Visiting Scholar series. His lecture on “Environmental Justice in Louise Erdrich’s Speculative Fiction” promises to address some of the most pressing issues of our time in relation to a giant of American letters. Please join us!

Dr. Kyle Bladow

Dr. Kyle Bladow