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American Naturalism: Humans, Animals, Machines, Degeneration
ENGL 228
Spring 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 249

This course will interrogate the major cultural category of "nature" and its aesthetic partner, American literary "naturalism." What is "nature's" role in defining and producing the difference--if there is a difference--between human and animal, human and machine, and human and inhuman? We will try to understand how this category emerged, what and whom it excludes, and how, as a result, it has been a flashpoint for the political and aesthetic agendas of those who write about, legislate, and demarcate "the human" and its others.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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