Ashton Nichols will deliver a lecture, “Romantic Natural History: A New View of Poetry and Science” on Oct. 24 as the 35th annual Croll Lecture at Gettysburg College.
The lecture is in Breidenbaugh Hall’s Joseph Theater, located at West Lincoln Avenue and North Washington Street at 5 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
Nichols (pictured below) holds the Walter E. Beach ’56 Distinguished Chair in Sustainability Studies and Professor of English Language and Literature at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. He is the author of The Revolutionary “I”: Wordsworth and the Politics of Self-Presentation and The Poetics of Epiphany: Nineteenth-Century Origins of the Modern Literary Moment. He is also the editor of a teaching anthology entitled Romantic Natural Histories: William Wordsworth, Charles Darwin, and Others and has published numerous nature essays, as well as poetry and fiction.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college, which enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students, is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
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