The amount of brilliant minds that take part in UMF’s English Department never fails to amaze me. Especially recently while witnessing my peers present their creations of research and deep analytical thinking skills. More recently, I had the pleasure of sitting in on a class of Misty Krueger’s called TransAtlantic Women which focuses on the literature of women who traveled across the Atlantic to the New World – including our own region of New England and others such as Suriname and Central America.
In their presentations, they carefully researched and mapped out the travels of these incredible women in relation to their texts and the characters within. It was super interesting that with the help of technology and GPS that we can visually understand the trials in which these women underwent.
In Sam Oppenheim’s presentation, as seen pictured above, he mapped out Anne Bradstreet’s travels from England, where she was born…
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