2023-2024 Catalog

EVST 247 Nature Writing

Nature writing as a genre has long been concerned with questions of how to understand humans within and as nature. In this course, we will study a range of writings, from Thoreau to today, as models for our own writing, emphasizing close observation and revision as vital ways to consider small intricacies of natural life as well as complexes of gender, race, and the engineering of space -- all of which make up our own ecosystems. [H, GM1, W]