Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

ACI Professor Recieves Grant

2005. 12. 01.

CALDWELL (Idaho)- Albertson College of Idaho assistant professor of English Dr. Rochelle Johnson has plans to do a lot of research while on her sabbatical, and now she is able to fund that research.

Johnson has been awarded a $3,500 Research Fellowship from the Idaho Humanities Council to examine landscape writing in popular periodicals of mid-19th century America. She is completing a book on the varieties of landscape representation and the ways authors expressed their love of the environment in that era. Thoreau and the works of his contemporaries are explored in her book, but her research also will explore how the popular press of the day represented landscape. Johnson has several plans for public lectures.

Johnson received her bachelor's degree from Bates College and both her masters and doctorate degrees from Claremont Graduate University. Johnson has been at CofI since 1999.

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