ENGL 6004 Environmental Humanities (Spring: 3 )
There has been growing scholarly interest within the humanities in thinking in a sustained and systematic way about the environment. This interest emerges from an active engagement with the present, when ecological concerns increasingly demand urgent attention, and with movements within the humanities itself for new accounts about our ability to know the physical world. This course charts the development of this interest and considers how it intersects with concerns that have been long-standing preoccupations for the humanities. Race in particular will remain an important feature of our discussions. Readings will include scholarly writings alongside important nonfictional and fictional works.
Instructor(s): Min Song
Last Updated: 22-Feb-17