This course explores the complex interrelations between nature and human culture, while examining the roles of arts and humanities in creating and perpetuating a more biologically diverse and resilient world in the current moment of global ecological crisis. Aiming at introducing ecocriticism in the humanities to students, the compelling contents of this course endeavour to raise more ethical and political concerns for the environment, nonhuman species, and ecological justice. The course applies various distinct ecocritical approaches to cultural, literary, and visual studies, engaging in interdisciplinary learning methods through processes of careful observation, deliberate description, and critical analysis.


Environmental Humanities: Key Concepts