Indigenous Literatures and Ecology

Course Number: ENGL 197
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 197
Quarter: Fall 2019
Instructor: Shewry, Teresa
Day(s): T R
Time: 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
Location: SH 2617

Indigenous peoples have long been imagined as exemplary environmental figures who are “close to nature.” During this course, we will encounter the more complex ways in which writers of differing Indigenous communities narrate their connections to the land, cities, the ocean, the desert, and many life forms, in contexts that include urbanization, climate change, surfing cultures, and incarceration. Along the way, we’ll consider their aesthetic experiments in attuning us to human interrelation with nonhuman beings. Through readings and discussions, we’ll also engage with histories, critical terms, and debates in Indigenous Studies.