Event Title

To Come Alive in Our Experience: The Sounds of Listening in Sigurd F. Olson

Location

King Building 321

Start Date

4-29-2016 2:45 PM

End Date

4-29-2016 3:45 PM

Abstract

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 the literary terrain he made accessible to his readers by acting as a guide to the imaginative wilderness with a literary canoe and paddle.

Notes

Session II, Panel 7 - Modes of Biophilia: Reflections on Health and Wellness
Moderator: Steve Wojtal, Professor of Geology and Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Link to full text thesis at OhioLINK ETD Center:
http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=oberlin1464213371

Major

English

Advisor(s)

Keith Tarvin, Biology
T.S. McMillin, English

Project Mentor(s)

T.S. McMillin, English

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Apr 29th, 2:45 PM Apr 29th, 3:45 PM

To Come Alive in Our Experience: The Sounds of Listening in Sigurd F. Olson

King Building 321

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 the literary terrain he made accessible to his readers by acting as a guide to the imaginative wilderness with a literary canoe and paddle.