Spots of Time: the Literatures of Place English 598-H – Fall 2011 What is our relationship to our environment? It’s easy to see how we’ve left our mark on the land – but how has the land marked us? What does it mean to be from a place? How does where we live or where we have lived shape our understanding of who we are, how we experience the world?
Come read and discuss essays, stories, films, poems, and novels obsessed with the particularities of place.
Professor D. B. Ruderman Tues/Thurs – 8:10 – 10:10 AM Authors: essayists Henry David Thoreau and Annie Dillard; novelists Thomas Hardy, Willa Cather, James Joyce, William Faulkner; poet Charles Olson; artist Robert Smithson; and filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. (The class will also include trips to specific places to meet with activists and artists coping with significant change in their environments.) *note: non-honors students are welcome to enroll – please contact instructor for permission – English 110 is the only prerequisite.
Spots of Time: the Literatures of PlaceEnglish 598-H – Fall 2011What is our relationship to our environment? It’s easy to see how we’ve left...