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21L.449 The Wilds of Literature

Prereq: None
U (Spring)
12 Units. HASS-H

Immerses students in literature that represents the interaction between humans and nature as sublime, revelatory, and mutually sustaining. Without denying the damage humans have wreaked on the environment, explores the role that pleasure, wonder, and hope might play in helping us to envision new modes of engagement. Examples of authors studied include William Wordsworth, Charles Darwin, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Maurice Sendak, Ursula Le Guin, and Ross Gay.

M. Gubar

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