Thursday, November 19, 2015, 6:30 PM

English Department, 244 Greene St., NY, NY

  • Marx, Leo. The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America. New York: Oxford UP, 1964. Print.
    • The link provided will take you to the first chapter of the book, which we’ll focus on as somewhat of a distillation of Marx’s argument (we hope).  However, we encourage you to read beyond that into the book — NYU students and faculty can access the full text through the NYU website here by clicking on the “NYU ebrary” link and downloading the required ebrary software.  The PDF will vanish in two weeks, which stinks, but that will at least get you to the meeting.
  • Optional: Cronon, William. “The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature.” Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature. Ed. William Cronon. New York: Norton, 1995. 69-90. Print.

You can view details of both our upcoming meeting and our first one, from October, here.