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Dr. Carolyn Dekker featured in Lake Superior-region journal

February 22, 2018

Finlandia University Assistant Professor of English Dr. Carolyn Dekker was featured in Volume 5 of Upper Country, a Journal of the Lake Superior Region with her essay titled “Survival is Insufficient: Northern Michigan as a Post-Apocalyptic Final Frontier.”

Cover of Volume 5 of Upper Country journal

This is the cover of Volume 5 of Upper Country: A Journal of the Lake Superior Region in which Dr. Carolyn Dekker was featured for her essay Survival is Insufficient: Northern Michigan as a Post-Apocalyptic Final Frontier.

Dr. Dekker joined Finlandia’s faculty in 2015 after earning her PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan in 2014. A full list of publications and additional information about Dr. Dekker can be found at carolyndekker.com.

Essay Abstract

This essay compares two works of post-apocalyptic science fiction set in northern Michigan. The first, Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, set along Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Second, the web-based television series Northbound, which is filmed near Iron Mountain and on the Keweenaw Peninsula.

The full essay can be read on the journal’s website.

About Upper Country

Upper Country: A Journal of the Lake Superior Region is published by Northern Michigan University’s Center for Upper Peninsula Studies. This annual publication is interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed. It promotes scholarly works that examines the history and people of the Lake Superior region.

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