Forest Worlds: Mapping the Arboreal Imaginary in Literature and Film

GRMN 151-401

Simon Richter

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 2 - 3 PM

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Can the humanities help us think differently about the forest? What happens if we imagine forests as the agents of their own stories? At a time when humans seem unable to curb the destructive practices that place themselves, biodiversity, and forests at risk, literature and film, myth and fairy tale, give us access to a history of the complex inter-relationship between forests and humanity. This course sets a wide range of forest-related literature and film from around the world in conversation with environmental history and current environmental issues.

Spring 2020