ENG 494 - Ecocriticism, ENG 494/594 (61081/61106) Spring...

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Ecocriticism , ENG 494/594 (61081/61106) Spring term, 2010, TR 10:00 Dr. Greg Jacob, Associate Professor of English 725-3572 (campus); 681-8397 (home); jacobg@pdx.edu Office Hours: MW 10-11 and TR 1:15-2:15, 413 Neuberger Hall RequiredTexts: Ecocriticism Reader . Eds. Glotfelty and Fromm Listening to Earth . Eds. Hallowell and Levy Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard Potiki by Patricia Grace Poems (handout) Course Description : Ecocriticism studies the relationship between literature and the environment, and it generally refers to scholarship concerned with the environmental implications of literary texts. The term encompasses nonhuman as well as human contexts and considerations. In this class we will address the connection between ecology, culture, and literature. Components of the course will cover environmental literary history, nature/culture/gender and the changing natural world. For English majors, Ecocriticism falls under Group A, Theory. Class Procedure: The class meetings will be used for in-class writing, discussion of the assigned reading material, small group activities, and lecture. Please read the assigned material previous to the class meeting because we often begin each session with brief written responses to the readings or to related discussion material. Graduate students will give an oral report on one of two Shakespeare plays near the end of the term. Objectives or Student Outcomes:
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ENG 494 - Ecocriticism, ENG 494/594 (61081/61106) Spring...

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