COMPLIT 140 - First-Year Literary Seminar
Fall 2021, Section 001 - How to Save the World: The Fiction of Climate Disaster and Preservation
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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The climate apocalypse is no longer the stuff of science fiction. How do contemporary literature and cinema represent the end of the world when the world is ending now? Which stories are most helpful to raise public awareness of environmental issues and the social and racial inequality they perpetuate? And what solutions do these fictions propose to this unprecedented predicament?

Exploring a diverse range of contemporary textual and visual representations, we will examine how art can reinforce or unsettle traditional perceptions of Nature and the configurations of power and domination that support them. This course will give you interpretive skills for engaging a variety of literary works from different genres—poetic, fictional, cinematic, artistic, and philosophical—and will prepare you for other Humanities courses.


COMPLIT 140 - First-Year Literary Seminar
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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