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“Rediscovering America: Dorothea Lange, Horace Bristol, Russell Lee, and John Steinbeck, 1936–1940” Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture by Dr. David Wrobel (virtual)
July 8, 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free virtual Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture on Wednesday, July 8, at noon. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the lectures will be held via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/CSRHC.
This month’s speaker will be David Wrobel, David L. Boren Professor and Merrick Chair of Western American History at the University of Oklahoma (OU). Dr. Wrobel is known for his scholarship on the history of the American West. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the West, modern American thought and culture, the Progressive Era, John Steinbeck and the introductory course US History: 1865–Present. In 2015, he received the OU College of Arts and Sciences Holden Award for Teaching Excellence.
Wrobel joined the OU faculty in 2011. In 2014, he received the prestigious Wrangler Award for his nonfiction book, Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression. He is also the author of Promised Lands: Promotion, Memory and the Creation of the American West and The End of American Exceptionalism: Frontier Anxiety from the Old West to the New Deal. His book America’s West: A History, 1890–1950, is scheduled for publication in January 2018. He is currently working on John Steinbeck’s America, 1930–1968: A Cultural History. Wrobel also co-edits The Modern American West book series and serves on the editorial board for the Steinbeck Review.