English

ENGL454: Literature and the Environment

Examines literature concerning the relationship between humans and the environment.  Study of landmark non-fictional works of an emerging ecological ethic as well as fictional works that invite an ecocritical approach.  They will examine how changing literary interpretations of the land have influenced attitudes toward non-human nature and how cultural values have shaped our definitions of nature, or perceptions of it, and our interactions with the natural world.

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