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Topics Courses Spring 2023

Instructor: Anthony Camara

Instructor: Maria Zytaruk

Topics Courses Fall 2023

Instructor: Pamela Banting

Course Description:

In this course we will study three or four areas of emergent contemporary theory: animal studies; plant studies; mineral studies (or elemental
ecocriticism); and maybe water studies or blue cultural studies.

Topics addressed across the spectrum of these divergent bodies of theory involve rethinking subjectivity, agency, communication (including 'the woodwide web' among trees and fungi, for instance), the nature/culture divide; and many more issues.

Can we learn to think with animals, plants, soil, and water rather than only about them as objects to our subject hood? How do we think about what Timothy Morton refers to as 'hyperobjects' or climate change?

Instructor: Faye Halpern

Instructor: Rebecca Sullivan

Instructor: Clara A.B. Joseph


Instructor: Karen Bourrier 

Instructor: Jenny McKenny 

Topics Courses Winter 2024

Instructor: Jenny McKenny


Instructor: Michael Ullyot

Instructor: Uchechukwu Umezurike

Instructor: Rain Prud'homme-Cranford

Instructor: Pamela Banting

Instructor: Jaqueline Jenkins 


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