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Visions of California

This Carleton seminar is scheduled to return in Winter Term 2017.

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Overview of the Program

Faculty Leader

Michael Kowalewski, Professor of English and Environmental Studies

Michael Kowalewski teaches a variety of courses in American literature and culture at Carleton. He has a special interest in literary regionalism and the cross-disciplinary notion of "place" in American art and writing. Born and raised in California, Professor Kowalewski has been teaching and writing about California for over fifteen years, both at Carleton and at Princeton University. His essays and reviews have appeared in more than a dozen periodicals. He is the author, among other works, of Reading the West: New Essays on the Literature of the American West (Cambridge University Press, 1996). He is also the editor of Gold Rush: A Literary Exploration (1997), a sesquicentennial anthology of gold rush writing sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities.