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ENGL 2071 - Anthropocene Arts: Nature-Cultures in Crisis

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assumed Knowledge: Familiarity with the reading and analysis of literary texts and/or film
Assessment: Writing Portfolio 1 (1500 words) 30%, Writing portfolio 2 (1500 words) 30%, Research Essay (2000 words) 40%.
Syllabus:

In 2016, the term 'Anthropocene' was formally proposed to name a new epoch in which the human species has become a geological force fundamentally altering earth system processes, and causing climate change, species extinction and loss of biodiversity. The cultural implications of this epochal shift are enormous. We will explore them by reading and viewing contemporary creative works that craft responses to it and help us to rethink the relation between nature and culture, human and nonhuman, in a time of planetary change brought about by human activity. At the same time, we will think about how these works mark and challenge the ways in which the effects of climate change and other products of the Anthropocene are unevenly distributed across the globe and between different communities. The course will centre upon creative fiction and non-fiction, but will also engage with a range of other genres including poetry, photo-essays, graphic novels, film, art installations and curatorial projects; it will advance students’ skills in critical analysis while also offering them the opportunity to think through different registers, such as creative writing and auto-ethnography. It will enable students to grapple with the most significant condition of our times while honing their understanding of how the arts matter in the world today.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13429 SE03 45 8 4 Mar - 4 Mar Wednesday 5pm - 7pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
18 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 5pm - 7pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Wednesday 5pm - 7pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
13430 SE02 40 20 2 Mar - 2 Mar Monday 5pm - 7pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
16 Mar - 6 Apr Monday 5pm - 7pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 1 Jun Monday 5pm - 7pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
13431 SE01 45 FULL 2 Mar - 2 Mar Monday 12pm - 2pm Ingkarni Wardli, B17, Teaching Room
16 Mar - 6 Apr Monday 12pm - 2pm Ingkarni Wardli, B17, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 1 Jun Monday 12pm - 2pm Ingkarni Wardli, B17, Teaching Room