Most of what we’re reading from here on out is coming from contemporary writers. Contemporary Alaska is, for better or worse, much different than the Alaska that existed at the turn of the 20th Century. Think about the ways that Alaska has changed over the last 100 years as you’re reading this week.
In The Last New Land read pp. 685-728
“Two Worlds, One Whale” by Nancy Lord, published in Sierra Magazine
Blog Entry 8
This week your assignment is to discuss a few (3 or 4) of the contemporary writers we’ve looked at since the midterm and discuss ways in which what they write reflects a more modern version of Alaska and the Yukon.