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ENGL 8857 American Nature Writing (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

A course devoted to the historical, critical, and ecocritical study of environmental literature in America. We will trace the development of the genre from the romantic/quasi-scientific accounts of American wilderness in early writers like Audubon, to the religio-philosophical mode of Emerson and the place-sense of Thoreau, to the ecocentrism and environmental advocacy of more recent writers (Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder) in our own era of natural degradation and loss.


Instructor(s): Robert Kern

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13