Required Books for my Fishing Literature Seminar

Following are the required texts for my upper-level, undergraduate seminar entitled “Religion, Sport, and Water” Contemplation and Conservation in over 500 years of Fishing Literature.”  These  books will be supplemented by a few more short primary texts, and by some secondary literature as well.  I should have the syllabus completed shortly, and I’ll be sure to share it.  I have some wonderful guest speakers lined up as well — from angling artist Michael Simon to flytier Brad Kern.

Swearer, Donald. Ecology and the Environment: Perspectives from the Humanities (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009).

Herd, Andrew. The Fly (Ellesmere,UK: Medlar Press, 2003).

Browning, Mark, Haunted by Waters: Fly Fishing in North American Literature (Athens: Ohio University Press, 1998).

Walton, Izaak and Charles Cotton, The Compleat Angler, Oxford World’s Classics. (New York: Oxford University Press, USA: World’s Classics, 2009).

Luce, A.A., Fishing and Thinking (Shrewsbury, UK: Swan Hill Press, 2002).

Maclean, Norman, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001).

Duncan, David James, The River Why, Twentieth-Anniversary Edition (Sierra Club Books, 2002).

5 Responses to “Required Books for my Fishing Literature Seminar”

  1. Bill Gregory Says:

    No “Fly Fishing for Dummies?”


  2. Kevin Frank Says:

    No Patrick McManus? =)232


  3. Kenov Says:

    No, I’ll just have you guys guest lecture. Seriously, though, visitors are always welcome. Bill, you’ll have to meet Michael Simon for sure.

    I did use the Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide as an optional text in the previous incarnation of this class. I supposed I should have made something available this time too.


  4. cofisher49 Says:

    What no bloggers?


  5. Kenov Says:

    Actually, I absolutely should provide a list of relevant blogs and other websites.


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