From Sept. 23 – 28, Bjِrklunden offers the seminar “Small Town USA: The Image & Impact of the American Small Town in Literature, Film, & Popular Culture” with Jack Rhodes.
The American small town, whether a rural community or a fledgling suburb, has played a key role in the development of the country and has inspired novelists, filmmakers, poets, artists, and songwriters to either extol its virtues or decry its shortcomings. This seminar will focus on classic tales depicting the daily routines of small town citizens, and how they resolve crises, and respond to national emergencies such as World War II.
Rhodes is a repeating seminar instructor who lectures widely on classic films. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin and later became interested in communication and film studies. He is the author of three books and several scholarly articles.
Seminars take place at Bjِrklunden’s lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor. Seminar classes meet weekday mornings and some evenings.
For complete course descriptions, fees, and registration information, call 920.839.2216 or visit http://www.lawrence.edu/dept/bjork/bjorkseminars.