Instructor: Kortyna M/W/F 9:05-10:00am
This course will explore and examine what it means to be (considered) human or (considered) animal in the age of escalating ecological crisis through literature that speaks to environmental criticism. Particularly this course looks to examine the ways environmental crisis blurs the boundaries between who gets to be “human” and who doesn’t. This semester we will explore what is means to be “animal” in terms of representations, perceived or actual biological differences, etc. We will read works in three primary fields of environmental theory—Environmental Justice, Ecofeminism, and Trans/Posthumanism—and bring in a little Animal Studies as well to round out the conversation.