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*ENGLISH 67C. Migrations: Imagined Climates: Writing in the Wake of Climate Change

How do novelists and poets and essayists represent climate change? What kinds of futures do they project for our injured and shifting world? Through mysteries, spoken word poetry, science fiction, and other genres, this course confronts the representational challenges presented by planetary environmental crisis. Our focus is on the climate refugee and the myriad migrations and displacements of anthropogenic climate change. We also theorize how—and why—particular writers’ voices become central or peripheral within climate discourse. Authors may include Octavia Butler, Cherie Dimaline, Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, Barbara Kingsolver, Nathaniel Rich, Elizabeth Rush, Juliana Spahr, and Emily St. John Mandel.

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Fall

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TBA

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216071

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English

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