ENGL 8857 American Nature Writing (Fall: 3 )
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
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17