|McKay Jenkins speaking with “Literature and the Land” students|
McKay Jenkins, Author, Journalist, Professor of English, Journalism, and Environmental Humanities at University of Delaware and Friends School Parent, talked with Mr. Ratner’s US English “Literature and the Land” class. The course considers nineteenth century Romantic notions about the role wilderness plays in shaping civilization and twentieth century texts regarding naturalism, environmental activism, and the choices we all make concerning land use and climate change. As part of the class, we read McKay Jenkins’ book Bloody Falls of the Coppermine and then McKay came to talk to us about this book and other more recent work he has done on pesticides and the EPA. It was a great visit and a real highlight of the course for the students.