This Land: Responding Across the Disciplines

Black man in hat bending over wheat fields

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On March 16-18, 2021 three renowned writers addressed the Georgetown community on the topic of “This Land.” (new window) Taken together, their talks address a renewed politics of the land and the role of literary art in building this politics. How can we ensure that this land endures to support future life and flourishing? How can this land be remade for dispossessed indigenous peoples as well as the dispossessors, for new immigrants as well as old, for nonhuman as well as human life, for you and me? We provided faculty across various fields with an optional assignment (new window) asking their students to respond to one or more of the talks using the tools, methods, and media characteristic of their scholarly or creative discipline. Below we share a selection of these responses.




Multimedia

Meghan Modafferi (MA English)
Course: Capstone
Listen to “Novel Climate,” a podcast about literature, the environment, and people. (new window)


Creative Writing Responses

Gavin Hickey
Course: 20th Century American Nature Writing
“Ode to Ndakinna: A Land Acknowledgment for New Castle, New Hampshire” (new window)

Julia Jackson
Course: 20th Century American Nature Writing
“On the Morrison Slide Trail to Red Rocks” (new window)

Bennett Mansour
Course: 20th Century American Nature Writing
“Flight Over the Potomac” (new window)

Lea Marchl
Course: 20th Century American Nature Writing
“Lannan Center Assignment Draft” (new window)

Emily Mazur
Course: 20th Century American Nature Writing
“Decision to Change” (new window)

Eva McGehee
Course: 20th Century American Nature Writing
Lannan Response (new window)

Jon Pejo
Course: 20th Century American Nature Writing
“Be All Our Sins Remembered” (new window)

Hannah Sandlin
Course: 20th Century American Nature Writing
“Bull Creek: A Testimony To Trees” (new window)

Joanne Stirrup
Course: 20th Century American Nature Writing
“Look After This Land” (new window)

Annika Swanson
Course: 20th Century American Nature Writing
“Homage to Williams: Woman’s Best Friend” (new window)

Jenna Thomas
Course: 20th Century American Nature Writing
“Evergreen and Ever Changing” (new window)


Julianna Thompson
Course: Global Environmental Health
“The Connection Between Land, Society and Health” (new window)

Josephine Wu
Course: 20th Century American Nature Writing
“Of A Country I Can’t Remember” (new window)


Essays About the Land

Bianca Gonzales
Course: Literature, Art & Film of World War One
Paper Response to “An Evening with Terry Tempest Williams”

Benjamin Schwenk
Course: Literature, Art & Film of World War One
Paper: “The Earth and the World War One Soldier: A Loving Relationship or a Violent Conflict?” (new window)


Responses to Joy Harjo

Escadar Alemayehu
Course: Global Environmental Health
This is Our Land: Responding Across the Disciplines (new window)

Julia Benbenek
Course: Anthropology of Human Rights
Joy Harjo Response (new window)

Isabel Hwang
Course: Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Joy Harjo Response (new window)


Responses to Terry Tempest Williams

Giulia Testa
Course: Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Terry Tempest Williams Response (new window)

Michael Pari
Course: Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Terry Tempest Williams Response (new window)

Seth Young
Course: Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Terry Tempest Williams Response (new window)


Responses to Salman Rushdie

Sophia Dahmani
Course: Global Environmental Health
Salman Rushdie Response

Abeedah Diab
Course: Environmental History
Salman Rushdie Response (new window)

Sheil Patel
Course: Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Salman Rushdie Response (new window)