I love the hills and the fresh wind, the desert and the sea, the forest, the swamps, the rural towns of America. I am obliged, therefore morally obliged, to defend these things
—Edward Abbey, Journal, August 5, 1978
This spring, the department is offering ENG367: American Literature and the Environment, taught by Prof. James Fairhall. The course looks at American attitudes towards nature, with a special focus on Chicago. To read more about the course, check out the course spotlight.