Course Detail

Literature of Environmental Crisis

Subject: INQS

Catalog Number: 125

Registration Number: 6772

In this course, we will explore a range of texts that describe how 'natural' crises and catastrophes (real or imagined) impinge on and condition political and cultural contexts. Pollution, global warming, toxicity, acidification of the oceans, radiation, and natural disasters are all indifferent to national borders: they do not abide by the rules of nation states. Oil and water are the stuff of conflict. We will spend this semester reading and discussing texts in which such forces figure prominently. Some possible questions: What can texts tell us about ecological crises and their damaging effects? How is 'nature' perceived, interpreted, and represented in texts and media? What is at stake in these perceptions and representations, and for whom?

Instructor: Emina Musanovic
Is consent of Instructor Required? No

Course Type: LEC
Location: WALH 305
Time: 1:30PM- 2:35PM  MWF