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Academic Year 2005/2006
The Environmental Imagination: Green Writing and Ecocriticism
ENGL 112 FA
The new discipline of ecocriticism affirms the inescapable thereness of the natural world while exploring the way we use our imaginations to understand it. We begin this course by applying ecocritical insights to
and we end by examining ¿environmental¿ websites. In between we read poets, nature writers, scientists, novelists, and activists, seeking to understand the natural world as an inspiration and a responsibility and to
the demands of activism with the joys of aesthetic appreciation. Attention will be paid to critical writing, and there¿s a chance for some creative writing as well.
Texts may include:
Dillard, PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK
Abbey, DESERT SOLITAIRE
Carson, SILENT SPRING
Faulkner, THE BEAR
Hogan, SOLAR STORMS
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Weekly response writing; three essays and a final project or take-home exam. No in-class exams.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
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- Instructor(s): Stowe,William W.
- Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: DWNY100;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 19)
- SR. major: X Jr. major: X
- SR. non-major: X Jr. non-major: X SO: X FR: 19
- Curricular Renewal: Ethical Reasoning, Writing
- FYI: FYI Seminar
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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