Reading Around the World Challenge
You want to be a worldly reader, but where to start? Throughout 2018, the library’s HUSH podcast will release 10 episodes with recommendations for the 10 categories of the Reading Around the World challenge. Learn more and sign up today!
Northeastern United States
What counts as a book from the Northeastern United States? A book that is set in the Northeast? A book that is written by a person who lives in a Northeastern state? A book that is written by someone who was born in a Northeastern state but lives elsewhere now? Yes. All of the above! If you think it counts, it counts.
Joining us in the studio: Dr. Vanessa Steinrotter
Dr. Vanessa Steinroetter is Associate Professor and Department Chair of English and also currently serves as the co-director of the Center for Kansas Studies at Washburn University. She teaches classes in American literature, including multicultural American literature and literature of the American West. She has published articles on American literature of the antebellum period and Civil War, Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott and the literary reception of texts in the 19th century.
Dr. Vanessa Steinrotter is the perfect guest for this podcast–she really knows her Northeastern lit. Join us for a tour of the Northeast with authors ranging from canon to overlooked. Themes include:
- Puritan heritage, faith and questions of morality
- Rural New England, narrow-mindedness of small town life
- The sea, maritime life
- Urban life (especially New York City) and modernism
HUSH Upcoming Episodes
- June 19 – 2Book Topeka Book Discussion: After Tupac and Foster D by Jacqueline Woodson and The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
- July 3 — Reading Around the World: Southern United States
- July 24 — Reading Around the World: British Isles