Workshop: The Life and Landscapes of Susan Fenimore Cooper


This three-day workshop with researcher and professor Rochelle Johnson will explore Cooper’s life and some of the specific landscapes around Cooperstown that informed her vision of landscape. In each session, we will discuss aspects of her life experience, read selections from her writing, and discuss how her writing reflects her place-based understanding. The first class will be held on the Fenimore’s terrace and the other two days will be held at various locations around Cooperstown. Moderate walking required. Adults and teenagers are welcome.

Rochelle L. Johnson is a leading scholar of Susan Fenimore Cooper and, with her co-editor, has made Cooper’s environmental writings available to today’s readers. The current president of the Thoreau Society and a past president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, her work has been supported by grants from several organizations, including the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is professor of American literature and environmental humanities, and director of the honors program, at the College of Idaho. Her lecture is from a book in progress. Learn more at:

$160 Members; $185 Non-Members

Masking may be required to attend this program. However, due to the ever-evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation, protocol may be changed in the future. Please come prepared with a mask in the event that they are required. We thank you for understanding and helping us keep our visitors and staff safe.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
5:30 pm — 7:30 pm (2h)

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