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Peter Pietrangelo of Sault Ste. Marie presented a research paper at the 2010 John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference and Seminar held during the summer at the State University of New York in Oneonta. The conference, "Old Lessons for a New Millennium: Nature Writing and Environmentalism in the 21st Century," focused on the work of writers who contributed to the early conservation movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the work of contemporary writers who are exerting an influence on the development of early 21st century environmentalism. Read more

Peter Pietrangelo ('10)
Liberal Studies, concentrations in both English and professional communication

English Language and Literature

Emphasizes the humane letters and language study.

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Jessica Hirt

Lake Superior State University student Jessica Hirt as she presents a character analysis of the Pevensie Children, found in C. S. Lewis's fantasy novels, The Chronicles of Narnia. Hirt, from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and four other English majors shared the results of their senior thesis research during an evening symposium held on Dec. 2. Nicole DiLabio of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., investigated an allure of fangs through the evolution of male vampires in literature. Rebecca Bolton, from Callander, Ont., reviewed a range of works considered to be the best of the classroom genre in, Pop Goes the Classroom Canon. Steve Enfelis of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., surveyed portrayals of the quarterback in literature, media, and society with his, Myth to Reality. And Erin Rutherford-Tremain, from Wixom, Mich., studied deaf characters in literature through a talk called, Death to 'Deaf and Dumb'. English majors conduct senior thesis research under the auspices of LSSU Prof. Polly Fields. (LSSU student photographer Jeremy Beasley)




Jessica Hirt

"One of my favorite things about LSSU is its size. The classrooms, especially as you get to the upper levels, get smaller, so you not only have a chance to discuss your ideas in an honest, supportive manner, but you also get to know your professors and classmates. The upper level courses really allow you to focus on what you love, and the small class size allows you to have time to share and to discuss your ideas." [ more ]

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