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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 is the McBride Professor of English and Environmental Studies. He teaches a variety of courses in American literature and American Studies at Carleton. He has been teaching and writing about California for over 25 years, both at Carleton and at Princeton University. He is the author of Reading the West: New Essays on the Literature of the American West (1996). He also edited Gold Rush: A Literary Exploration (1997), a sesquicentennial anthology of gold rush writing sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities.


Professor Catherine Kowalewski
Catherine Kowalewski attended Mt. Holyoke College and has a Master’s Degree in Art History from Rutgers University. She has taught art courses at Carleton, St. Olaf, Rutgers, Rider College and elsewhere. She has also worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.