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*[https://medium.com/matter/it-s-not-climate-change-it-s-everything-change-8fd9aa671804 Margaret Atwood, "It's Not Climate Change - It's Everything Change", ''Medium'', 27 Jul 2015]
*[https://medium.com/matter/it-s-not-climate-change-it-s-everything-change-8fd9aa671804 Margaret Atwood, "It's Not Climate Change - It's Everything Change", ''Medium'', 27 Jul 2015]
*[https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jun/26/stories-to-save-the-world-the-new-wave-of-climate-fiction Claire Armitstead, "Stories to save the world: the new wave of climate fiction", The Guardian, 26 Jun 2021]
[[Category:WiSe 2022-23]]
[[Category:WiSe 2022-23]]

Revision as of 07:56, 30 September 2022

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  • Course:
  • Time: Thursday 12-14h
  • Venue:
  • Course Description:

Please, buy and read the following novels and short story anthology:

  • Thomas King, Green Grass, Running Water [1993]. New York: Bantam, 1994.
  • Bruce Meyer, ed. Clif-Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change. Holstein, ON: Exile Editions, 2017.
  • Jaspreet Singh, Face: A Novel of the Anthropocene. Victoria, BC: Touchwood Editions, 2022.

Further primary reading:

  • [Cherie Dimaline, The Marrow Thieves, 2017]
  • [Premee Mohamed, The Annual Migration of Clouds, 2021]

PLEASE NOTE: Use the time until the beginning of term to order (and, ideally, immerse yourself in the reading of) the novels. Additional materials for preparation, as well as the detailed syllabus, will be made available here and/or on Stud.IP.

  • Course Requirements
  • Requirements for 6 KP: regular attendance and a (oral/)written contribution in the form of either a presentation + written outline (10-12 pp) or seminar paper (15 pp), based on the topic of the seminar.
  • As part of the "Aktive Teilnahme" regulation:
    Die aktive Teilnahme besteht aus folgenden Komponenten
    - regelmäßige Anwesenheit: max. 3 Abwesenheiten und gegebenenfalls Nacharbeit
    - Vor- und Nachbereitung des Seminarstoffs (Expertengruppen, Vorbereitung/Lektüre von Texten) 
    - Entwicklung einer wissenschaftlichen Fragestellung aus dem Problembereich des Seminars, durch:
      *Übernahme von Ergebnispräsentationen (Gruppenarbeit) und 
      *Entwicklung einer Research Paper Outline im Laufe des Semesters: 
       Wahl eines Themenbereichs (bis letzte Sitzung vor Weihnachten),
       Abstract mit Fragestellung inkl. Forschungsbibliographie (RPO) (bis 24. Jan), 
       Vorstellung der Fragestellung (letzte Semestersitzung).

Session 1: 20 October

  • Introduction: Cli-fi and Eco-crit

Session 2: 27 October

  • Literature and Climate Change; Literature and the Anthropocene
  • Reading: Johns Putra and Sultzbach 2022; Kerber and Lousley 2022; Vermeulen 2020

Session 3: 3 November

  • Ecocritical Approaches to Literature
  • Reading:

Session 4: 10 November

  • Short Story I
  • Theory:

Session 5: 17 November

  • Short Story II
  • Theory

Session 6: 24 November

  • Short Story III
  • Theory: Ecoprecarity

Session 7: 1 December

  • Primary Reading: Green Grass, Running Water
  • Textual Analysis

Session 8: 8 December

  • Primary Reading: Green Grass, Running Water
  • Secondary Reading: Lousley 2004

Session 9: 15 December

  • Primary Reading: Green Grass, Running Water
  • Present Abstracts

Session 10: 6 January

  • Primary Reading: Face
  • Textual Analysis

Session 11: 12 January

  • Primary Reading: Face
  • Theory: Chakrabarty 2019

Session 12: 19 January

  • Primary Reading: Face
  • Research Problems
  • Present Abstracts

Session 13: 26 January

Session 14: 02 February

  • discussion of research papers
  • feedback on evaluation
  [Hand in research papers until 15 March 2023]


Primary Reading

  • see above

Further Reading

  • Jenny Kerber and Cheryl Lousley, “Literary Responses to Indigenous Climate Justice and the Canadian Settler-State,” in The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Climate, ed. Adeline Johns-Putra and Kelly Sultzbach, Cambridge Companions to Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022), 269–80.
  • Lousley, Cheryl. “Ecocriticism.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Oxford University Press, 2015—. Article published October 27, 2020.
  • Lousley, Cheryl. “Spectral Environmentalisms: National Politics and Gothic Ecologies in Silent Spring, Surfacing and Salt Fish Girl.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 25:1 (September 2018): 412-428.
  • O’Brien, Susie, and Cheryl Lousley, ed. “Environmental Futurity.” Special Issue of Resilience: Journal of Environmental Humanities 4.2-3 (Spring-Fall 2017).
  • Lousley, Cheryl, and Stephanie Posthumus. “Canadian Forum on Bruno Latour’s An Inquiry into Modes of Existence.” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 4.1 (Winter 2016): 110-113.