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Senior Scholars Society speaker SueEllen Campbell

October 13, 2011

Our earth's landscapes shape human cultures and perceptions. In turn, we shape those landscapes. SueEllen Campbell, Ph.D., who teaches courses in nature and environmental literature, will talk about the interplay between science, art, history, and our earth's landscapes.

Monday, October 17
3-4:30 p.m.
College America
4601 S. Mason Ave.

The Society of Senior Scholars in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is proud to offer a presentation by Professor SueEllen Campbell, Ph.D., Department of English, based on her latest book, "The Face of the Earth: Natural Landscapes, Science, and Culture."

Insights from science, art

The book brings together information and insights from several sciences (specifically geology, biology, and climate science) and several arts and humanities (focusing on literature, popular culture and film, and environmental history) to consider:

  • how natural landscapes are shaped by the great forces of plate tectonics and climate;
  • how these landscapes also shape human cultures and perceptions; and
  • how we in turn shape those landscapes.

About SueEllen Campbell

SueEllen Campbell works within the Department of English and teaches courses about nature and environmental literature, 20th - century fiction and nonfiction, literary theory, and research methods. She has written the following books:

  • "Even Mountains Vanish: Searching for Solace in an Age of Extinction" (2003)
  • "Bringing the Mountain Home" (1996)


College America is located just south of the intersection of Harmony and Mason at 4601 South Mason Ave. 

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Phone: (970) 491-1129