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    September 11, 2022
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    From: Karla <karla@stoningtonfreelibrary.org>
    Subject: THE LIFE & LEGACY OF SAMSON OCCOM, PRESENTED BY G. THOMAS COUSER

    Name:
    Karla

    Phone Number:
    8605350658

    Event Address:
    20 High Street, Stonington

    Event Date:
    2022-09-11

    Event Time:
    5pm

    Event Name:
    THE LIFE & LEGACY OF SAMSON OCCOM, PRESENTED BY G. THOMAS COUSER

    Event Description:
    Did you know?
    Samson Occom
    Raised the core of the endowment for Dartmouth College on a tour of the British Isles in the 1760s
    Was the first Native American to be ordained as a Protestant clergyman.
    Learned Greek, Latin, and some Hebrew.
    Composed a book of hymns that was published in New London by Timothy Green.
    Helped found a pan-tribal Christian community on Oneida land in New York.
    Is considered by some to be the father of Native American literature.

    1. Thomas Couser will discuss these accomplishments, and more.

    After graduation from Dartmouth College (1968), where he majored in English, G. Thomas Couser received his Ph.D. in American Civilization at Brown University. After teaching English and American Studies at Connecticut College, he went to Hofstra in 1982. In addition to being a professor of English, he has served as Director of American Studies and Director of Disability Studies, a program he initiated in 2003.

    His primary teaching interests are in American literature (especially Native American literature), life writing, and disability studies. He has been awarded three Fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he is the author of Altered Egos: Authority in American Autobiography (Oxford, 1989), Recovering Bodies: Illness, Disability, and Life Writing (Wisconsin, 1997), Vulnerable Subjects: Ethics and Life Writing (Cornell, 2004), and Signifying Bodies: Disability and Contemporary Life Writing (Michigan, 2009).

    Category: Community

    Location:

    20 High St.

    Stonington, CT