海外名师Keith Newlin 教授系列讲座——杰克?伦敦在南海Jack London in the South Seas

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讲座题目杰克·伦敦在南海Jack London in the South Seas
主讲人:Keith Newlin 教授
讲座时间: 1211日下午4:00
Keith Newlin is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he is also the editor of the international journal Studies in American Naturalism. He is the author or editor of 16 books, which includeHamlin Garland, A Life, and, as editor, The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalism. He has lectured widely in China as well as in Germany and Wales on such subjects as American realism and naturalism, Hamlin Garland, Theodore Dreiser, and Jack London. His lecture today stems from a recent book--Prairie Visions: Writings by Hamlin Garland, photography by Jon Morris.
Jack London is perhaps best known as the writer of two books about dogs (The Call of the Wild and White Fang), set during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898, in addition to being a prominent American socialist and one of American literature’s most popular authors. But at the height of his career, he built a private yacht and attempted to sail around the world, a voyage he would not complete. This lecture begins with the reason London set out on his voyage—a dream of experiencing Adventure—and traces his movements through Hawaii, Nuka Hiva, Tahiti, and Melanesia. The lecture explores how the voyage transformed London’s writing even as it led to his premature death at age 40. Profusely illustrated with photos from London’s trip and from other sources, the lecture illustrates the role that fear of the savage Other played in shaping London’s expectations that he would encounter headhunters and cannibals as well as his narrative of his experience in the magazine articles that were later published as The Cruise of the Snark.

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