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Special Topics: Environmental Fiction
ENGL 302
Fall 2022 not offered

In this course, we will study contemporary fiction that grapples with our changing environment alongside critical texts that contextualize environmental literature through the lenses of race, sexuality, and place, as well as post-coloniality, decolonization, and tourism, with a view to understanding what this means for fiction writers interested in writing about such topics. Some questions we might ask include: What do we mean by terms such as 'wilderness' or 'nature'? To whom does 'nature' belong, and what are the differing or contradictory ways in which different groups of individuals interpret and navigate it? How do we, as creative writers, write about the environment, especially in the current moment, in a manner that is urgent, ethical and fresh? If we believe in the power of fiction to change the world around us, what tools of craft do we have at our disposal to imagine a future we want to live in? This course is a seminar-workshop hybrid, i.e. the first half of the semester will be spent reading and discussing assigned books, the second half of the semester will be a workshop in which students write and discuss their own stories.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ENGL296
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)

Last Updated on JUN-19-2024
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