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ENGL 9907 PhD Seminar: Global Economy, Ecology, and the Novel (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

In our current global situation the economy and the market dominate the political sphere and direct the intimacies of social life, while fundamentally transforming the planetary environment. We shall approach this situation by a) tracing its genealogy in the industrial revolution through 19th century literature; b) engaging with economic theorists to grasp the contours of economic logics; and c) studying the impact of the global economy on the environment through world literature. The aim of this course is to draw a wide arc that will connect the economy to the environment and to the proliferation of civil conflict and inequality.


Instructor(s): Kalpana Seshadri

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 12-Jan-16