Writing about Naturalist Literature (Tuesday, March 24, 10:00am, Hobo Day Gallery, SDSU Student Union)
Professor Kathleen Danker teaches American Nature Writing, American Indian Literature, Literature of the American West, other American literature courses, and composition at SDSU. She has published articles on the South Dakota nature writer Linda Hasselstrom, on the South Dakota American Indian author and educator Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, on the novelist Willa Cather, and on Hochunk American Indian oral literature and linguistics.
Born and raised in Brookings, Mark Brenden received his undergraduate degree in English at the University of Minnesota and has worked as a reporter and bartender in Wyoming and Deadwood, SD before returning home to complete his Masters at SDSU. Set to graduate this summer, Mark’s Master’s thesis examines representation of masculinity in the “Bush Westerns,” i.e. Western films released during George W. Bush’s administration.
Danielle Harms is from Watertown, South Dakota, where she teaches high school English. In 2012, Danielle received her master’s degree in English from SDSU. Her thesis examines Erich Maria Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front and its subsequent film adaptations, focusing on techniques to integrate the novel and films into a high school English classroom setting.