ENGC59: Literature and the Environment

ENGC59: Literature and the Environment



Course Name: Literature and the Environment

Instructor: Prof. Anne Milne

Course Description: This course introduces students to ecocriticism (the study of the relationship between literature and environment), and this term will emphasize place-making and environmental justice. The course is loosely structured around several focused topics: Land, Sustainability, Resilience, Natural and Unnatural Disasters, Diversity and Discomfort, Public and Private Spaces, Nostalgia, Activism. Texts will include Li-Young Lee’s “Eating Alone” and its companion poem, “Eating Together,” and J. Drew Lanham’s “9 Rules for the Black Birdwatcher” and Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones, among others.

Course Features: Students will be introduced to environmental pedagogies and alternative ways of knowing, including embodied learning. We will spend quite a bit of time outdoors especially during the first six weeks of the course.

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