Thesis - Open Access
Bachelor of Arts
Canoe, Listening, Singing, Guide, Horizon, Dreaming, Wilderness, Quetico-Superior Region, Consciousness, Knowledge, Experience
My research explores the reflective qualities of nature that can lead to different ways of being in and of the world. In The Singing Wilderness, Sigurd Olson details his experiences in the Quetico-Superior region, an international wilderness of lakes and forests on the border of Canada and Minnesota that is replete with spaces for reflection. Olson encourages his readers to listen to the sounds, songs, and silences of the wilderness. I address his creation of a literary terrain he made accessible to his readers by acting as a guide to the imaginative wilderness with a literary canoe and paddle.
Fulton, Allison, "To Come Alive in Our Experience: The Sounds of Listening in Sigurd F. Olson" (2016). Honors Papers. 229.