* ENV 388 / ENG 377 (LA)
Theories of Literature and the Environment
Environmental criticism, also known as ecocriticism and "green" criticism, is a rapidly emerging field of literary study that will be crucially important in upcoming decades, especially as our present environmental crisis unfortunately worsens. This course explores a range of works from modern environmental critics, beginning in the 1960s and ending with the ongoing explosion of interest in the field in the 21st century.
Sample reading list:
J.M. Coetzee, from - The Lives of Animals
William Cronon, "The Trouble with the Wilderness"
Bruno Latour, "Why Political Ecology has to Let Go of Nature"
Leo Marx, The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal
Paul Shepard, "Ecology and Man - A Viewpoint"
Raymond Williams, from - The Country & the City
150-200 pages of reading per week. Three course papers, 5-6 pages each.
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 30%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
All readings are in the Course Reader, which will be available as a PDF from the course website.
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