In this seminar we will embark on an exploration of environmental issues in American literary narratives. We will look at the environmental movement in the U.S. and read, analyze, discuss, and write about texts such as: Carson’s landmark work of 20th century environmental consciousness-raising, Silent Spring; Steinbeck’s novel about Dust Bowl migrants, The Grapes of Wrath; Silko’s protest against uranium mining and nuclear testing on indigenous lands in Ceremony; and Callenbach’s vision of an ecologically sustainable world in Ecotopia. By considering these and several other texts, we will also investigate environmental issues through the lens of the environmental justice movement and take a closer look at today’s environmental inequalities, encompassing race, class, and gender. 3 hrs. sem.
- Fall 2013
- Freeman CK1(FIC CK1)
- 2:50pm-4:05pm on Monday, Wednesday (Sep 9, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013)
- Natalie Eppelsheimer
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CMP CW LIT
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