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LHU professor Robert Myers publishes book on environment

PHOTO PROVIDED The cover of ‘Reconciling Nature,’ by LHU professor Robert Myers.

LOCK HAVEN– Robert Myers, professor of English and director of environmental studies at Lock Haven University recently had his book, “Reconciling Nature: Literary Representations of the Natural, 1876-1945” published by SUNY Press on Oct. 8.

According to Myers, the book combines environmental history and literary criticism to examine attitudes toward nature in the decades between the Civil War and World War II.

“I establish the historical and social contexts for eight major American novels, including Mark Twain’s ‘Huckleberry Finn’ and William Faulkner’s ‘Go Down, Moses,’ “ Myers said of his second book in which he has been working on for 10 years. He completed the book during a sabbatical in the fall 2016 semester.

“Since I teach writing, it’s critically important that I stay professionally active, and the ideas in the book have developed from interactions with my students in my environmental studies classes,” Myers said. “I think my book contributes to contemporary discussions of environmental issues, especially on the role of government in protecting the environment.”

“Reconciling Nature” will be released in November, but is available to pre order through SUNY Press at www.sunypress.edu/p-6826-reconciling-nature.aspx.

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit www.lockhaven.edu, email admissions@lockhaven.edu, or call 570-484-2011.

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