Erratics: a collection of linked stories

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2016-01-01
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Thomann, Dana
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K. L. Cook
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Altmetrics
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English

The Department of English seeks to provide all university students with the skills of effective communication and critical thinking, as well as imparting knowledge of literature, creative writing, linguistics, speech and technical communication to students within and outside of the department.

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The Department of English and Speech was formed in 1939 from the merger of the Department of English and the Department of Public Speaking. In 1971 its name changed to the Department of English.

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Erratics follows two farm families from 1986-2015, the Deans and Elsasses, who live in Buccan County, Iowa. Told through many voices and in twelve separate stories, the collection begins as the families and their community confront the 1980’s Farm Debt Crisis and continues to document the aftermath of the crisis, particularly the effects on human bodies, landscapes, and the primary source of income for the families, swine.

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