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CWL 471 JB3 - International Lit Relations

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Study of specific relations between authors of different countries; influences of certain works, concepts, or tastes on another work, author, or country; and literary interaction between Eastern and Western cultures. Emphasis changes from term to term. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 undergraduate hours or 12 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

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This course will consider the ways literary and cultural production can help us understand the emergence-and the emergency-of climate change. Through the study of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and film, we will investigate the historical development, present crises, and possible futures of a warming world. Authors might include: Jesmyn Ward, Ben Lerner, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Craig Santos Perez, and Amitav Ghosh.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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