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ENGL3440J – Literature and the Environment

Instructor: Joelle Tybon

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Credits: 3 credits

Pre-requisites: None


In this course, we will read literary texts that emphasize the relationships between humans and their environment, focusing primarily on contemporary texts. We will examine how we narrate those relationships and how those narratives have changed in the last half of the twentieth-century with the growing acknowledgment of climate change.

Course Topics:

  1. Ecocriticism
  2. History of environmental literature
  3. Climate Fiction
  4. Global environmental issues
  5. Humans’ impact on the environment

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