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Burroughs Inducted into South Carolina Academy of Authors (Aiken Standard) Archives

Franklin Burroughs


Franklin Burroughs, Bowdoin’s Harrison King McCann Research Professor of the English Language Emeritus, is among a group of writers recenty inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors. Burroughs, whose teaching areas included Chaucer, Medieval epic and romance, and 19th- and 20th-century nature writing, was selected for his outstanding writings on the Southern landscape, including “Horry and the Waccamaw,” which recounts a six-day canoeing trip down the Waccamaw River.

A South Carolina native, Burroughs is esteemed for his significant contributions to environmental literature that have been included in the collections of “Best American Essays” and the “Norton Anthology of Nature Writing.” Burroughs and his work will be honored today, April 21, on the campus of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C.