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Literature, Culture and Environment

A study of how late nineteenth- and twentieth-century, predominantly American, literature has dealt with the physical environment, concentrating on examples of narrative and nonfictional prose, as well as poetry. Special attention will be devoted to such topics as the relation between environmental experience and literary representation of the environment; the impact of cultural and ideological forces on such representation; the interrelation of the history of the physical environment and the history of literature and the arts; and the changing definitions of "nature" and "wilderness" as well as the values attached to these ideas.

Pre Requisites: Pre-req = ENGL 200 or 201 or 202

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