Primary Sources

Except for the short story by Owen Wister, participants are expected to read and listen to the following materials in advance of the seminar.  The costs for all of the materials can range from $40.00 to $104.00 depending on your preferences (print, Kindle, or free at sources like Gutenberg Project, Google Books, and Youtube).

Secondary Sources

The following scholarly articles will be available on the seminar Moodle page to participants as part of the seminar.

  • Adams, John Luther. "Resonance of Place." North American Review 279, no. 1 (1994): 8-18.
  • Buckland, Adelene. “‘The Poetry of Science’: Charles Dickens, Geology, and Visual and Material Culture in Victorian London." Victorian Literature and Culture 35, no. 2 (2007): 679-94.
  • González, Jesús Ángel. "Eastern and Western Promises in Jonathan Franzen's Freedom." Atlantis 37, no. 1 (June, 2015): 11-29.
  • Guth, James L., John C. Green, Lyman A. Kellstedt, and Corwin E. Smidt. "Faith and the Environment: Religious Beliefs and Attitudes on Environmental Policy." American Journal of Political Science 39, no. 2 (May, 1995): 364-82.
  • John, Gareth E. "Yellowstone as "Landscape Idea: Thomas Moran and the Pictorial Practices of Gilded-Age Western Exploration." Journal of Cultural Geography 24, no. 2 (2007): 1-29.
  • Landry, Alysa. "Native History: Yellowstone National Park Created on Sacred Land." Indian Country Media Network. (1 March 2017).  Online here.
  • Ott, Cindy. "A Visual Critique of Ken Burns's the National Parks: America's Best Idea." The Public Historian 33, no. 2 (2011): 30-36.
  • Piquemal, Nathalie. "From Native North American Oral Traditions to Western Literacy: Storytelling in Education." The Alberta Journal of Education Research XLIX, no. 2 (2003): 113-22.
  • Smith, Michael J. and Elizabeth Parsons. "Animating Child Activism: Environmentalism and Class Politics in Ghibli's Princess Mononoke (1997) and Fox's Fern Gully (1992)." Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 26, no. 1 (February, 2012): 25-37.
  • Spaulding, Jonathan. "Yosemite and Ansel Adams: Art, Commerce, and Western Tourism." Pacific Historical Review 65, no. 4 (November, 1996): 615-39.
  • Toliver, Brooks. "Eco-Ing in the Canyon: Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite and the Transformation of Wilderness." Journal of the American Musicological Society 57, no. 2 (2004): 326-67.
  • Woods, Gioia. "Sci-Animism: American Poetry and Science." Isle: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 15, no. 2 (2008): 199-210.