"Lit of the Environment" - Studies in American Literature
- Brian D Bouldrey
- Fisk Hall 114 - MoWeFr 1:00PM - 1:50PM
- many ways, the subject of the environment is a focal point for any number of disciplines, both in the liberal arts and hard sciences, to come together in the great clearing house we call "the humanities". This course will offer a balanced approach to the growth and change in literature devoted to the subject of the environment, touching briefly on 19th century foundations (Muir, Ruskin, Emerson, Thoreau) and moving quickly to writers of all genres of literature and their engagement with the subject. We will consider contributions from poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction; purely aesthetic constructions, advocacy journalism, polemic. Students should be ready to engage in discussions of mode and invention, of genre and structure, and intent and execution. We will consider the way science, philosophy, art, religion, history, and politics play into the work generated on this pressing subject.
- Lecture and discussion.
- Quizzes, Three short papers (2-3 pages); One long final paper (8-10 pages)
- Janet Kauffman, David Ulin, Mary Kinzie, Aldo Leopold, Teddy Roosevelt, Edward Abbey, Joy Williams, T.C. Boyle, Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard, Seamus Heaney, Galway Kinnell. Marianne Moore, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, and Sharman Apt Russell.
- Literature & Fine Arts Distro Area
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