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Topics in English and American Literature

English Literature 420 - Spring 2020

Remember when "glacial" meant slow? Now glaciers ought to set us thinking about fast-dwindling components of a rapidly changing environment. How did we get here? This class will explore some of the earliest NINETEENTH-CENTURY literary texts that registered anthropogenic--or human generated--climate change in the age of the largely coal powered transformation of human existence. OUR READINGS WILL BE GUIDED BY THE IDEA THAT SCIENCE ALONE IS NOT THE KEY TO CONFRONTING OUR CONTEMPORARY CHALLANGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. THE IMAGINATION, ART AND ARTISTS MUST PLAY A ROLE AS WELL. Authors will include Charles Dickens, John Ruskin, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Gissing, and William Morris. Satisfies the Nineteenth Century requirement.
Course Attributes: EN HAS HUMFA HUMAR HUMEL NC

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Topics in English and American Literature
INSTRUCTOR: McKelvy
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