More-Than-Human-Worlds: Theories and Fictions|
Spring 2023 not offered
How do we imagine the worlds of other life forms: what they know, what is meaningful to them, their ways of communicating? Which senses must we use and what forms of translation are necessary (if impossible) to turn their languages, their thoughts, their desires into our fictions or poetry or theory? What stories have been told and what stories could or should we tell in order to inspire more responsive and responsible relations between the diverse yet enmeshed worlds of human and non-human lives? These are some of the questions we will be asking as we move through a diverse range of writings about relations to other animals and to other worlds that are both within and beyond our own.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Texts may include Darwin, Merleau-Ponty, Kimmerer, Abram, Kafka, V. Woolf, Cixous
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Students will write three papers, give one or two classroom presentations and participate in the Moodle discussion board.
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