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C LIT 240 D: Writing In Comparative Literature

Summer Term: 
Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 9:10am - 11:20am
THO 101
Leah with Hat
Leah Rubinsky

Syllabus Description:

U.S. Environmental Concerns: A Writing Course


In the face of growing environmental concerns, this course explores key environmental problems as they intersect with issues of power and privilege in a U.S. context. Beginning with an examination of the the term “nature,” the course turns to Indigenous, feminist and ecocritical theoretical lenses to unpack this concept and its meanings. The course, then, focuses on three specific environmental issues: pesticides and farming practices, dams and water issues and climate change. Using a variety of texts including literature, film clips, journal articles and more, we will think, not just about the roots of these environmental issues, but about who is most impacted by them. At the heart of our course will be discussions of how American imperialism, colonialism, racism and sexism influence the ways in which we think about environmental problems and how we envision solutions to those problems.

Catalog Description: 
Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements Met: 
English Composition (C)
Writing (W)
Last updated: 
April 16, 2018 - 9:12pm