Feeding the Human Animal
Jun 12, 2014— 5:00 pm
LPL is partnering with the Maine Humanities Council to present a special lecture by Lewiston resident and MHC scholar, Anna Sims Bartel, entitled, Feeding the Human Animal: Reflections on Some U. S. Agrarian Novels. This free public event will take place in the Library’s Callahan Hall on Thursday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m.
Anna has extensive knowledge of the American writing scene (she holds a PhD in comparative literature) and provides an accessible and insightful approach to fiction. For the last three years she has served as MHC scholar/facilitator for LPL’s popular reading and discussion series (Let’s Talk About It) which takes place from September through January each year.
This “Feeding the Human Animal” talk will not only look at the Agrarian movement in the U.S. (a major force in re-igniting interest in organic and locally-sourced food), but will also focus on five modern and contemporary novels: Wendell Berry’s Jayber Crow, Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer, John Nichols’ Milagro Beanfield War, Ruth Ozeki’s All Over Creation, and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.
For more information on the Maine Humanities Council, contact them at (866) 637-3233 or info@MaineHumanities.org. For further details on this LPL event, contact our Reference Desk at 513-3135 or LPLReference@LewistonMaine.gov