LIT 80

Literature and the Environment

3 Unit(s)

This course examines the relationship between literature and the environment. The course includes a focus on themes such as place-based education, human-nature relationships, sense of place, and the construction of the natural world through discourse. The course explores political and literary movements found in or related to environmental literature (e.g., romanticism, individualism, postcolonialism, ecocriticism, climate fiction). The course discusses examples of environmental literature and media in history while also engaging with the literary dimensions of the current climate crisis.