ENGLISH 320 - Literature and the Environment
Spring 2020, Section 101 - Somewhere, Anywhere, Everywhere, Nowhere
Instruction Mode: Section 101 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Requirements & Distribution:
Theme, Sustain
With permission of department.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Note: This specific course will run from May 12-June 12, 2020. Students accepted to GLACE are expected to participate in the full program which will run from May 11-June 12, 2020.

English 320 is one of four courses required for the GLACE program. Interested students must complete the GLACE application. Accepted students will be required to take all four GLACE courses: ENGLISH 221, ENGLISH 320, AMCULT 311/NATIVEAM 311 and ANTHRCUL 298).

In the times of a global pandemic, everything is globalized and localized at once. Quarantine requires our external worlds to become internal, contained within the bounds of a home or shelter. Uncertainty is everywhere, the virus could be anywhere, the safest place to be is nowhere, and yet we must keep ourselves somewhere. In this course, we take an interdisciplinary and experiential approach to the problems of location, dislocation, and imagination, by exploring how we come to define, and find ourselves, somewhere, anywhere, everywhere, or nowhere. What tangible and intangible ties hold us together, institutionally, spiritually, and physically during this difficult time? How do we define and cultivate our individual sense of “place” during “Shelter In Place”? What can we learn from dislocation in our own homes? Contemplating what it means to be situated or disoriented, at the center or on the edge, we’ll ask both how to map ourselves as individuals in our home shelters, and how to map the experience of sheltering within ourselves.

This course does the work of synthesizing and reflecting upon the three other courses that comprise the GLACE curriculum from their interstices, inviting you both to draw connections among those courses’ topics and methodologies and to reflect on how your experience at GLACE affects your understanding of what learning and teaching – and, specifically, learning and teaching during a global pandemic – can be or do.


ENGLISH 320 - Literature and the Environment
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101 (REC)
5/5/20 - 6/22/20
Note: This specific course will run from May 12-June 12, 2020. Students accepted to GLACE are expected to participate in the full program which will run from May 11-June 12, 2020.

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