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.”
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.
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.Tags: Carolyn Dekker, Dr. Carolyn Dekker, Finlandia Faculty Publications, Upper Country