Welcome to the Anthropocene: Studying Ecocritical and Posthumanist Works

Aus Iaawiki

Winter Semester 2019/20

  • This course is CANCELLED .

Course Information
Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154211 Welcome to the Anthropocene: Studying Ecocritical and Posthumanist Works - CANCELLED 2 PS Fr 10:15 – 11:45 R. 3.208 Bell
Course Description

The term ‘anthropocene’ was coined in 2000 by Paul Crutzen to distinguish the current geological age from the holocene. It is argued that because of the large-scale effects that humanity is having on the environment, we are now living in a new geological era.
This course is concerned with the cultural expression of this new era. It will focus on two key theoretical approaches: ecocriticism and post- or trans-humanism. We will examine works from a variety of genres and media, from classic eco-horror cinema to contemporary cli-fi (climate fiction).

Course Requirements

The course requirements are regular reading, a presentation, and an essay.

Modules
Modulzuordnungen
Lehramtsstudiengänge
LABG G: HRG/HRSGe GyGe/BK SP
2009 601 403 403
2016 403 403
Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften:
B.A.ALK: B.A.AS: M.A.ALK: M.A.AS:
PO vor WS 16/17:
  • Kern: 1c, 2abc, 3c
  • Komp: 1b, 2d
Komp 2a
PO ab WS 16/17:
  • Kern: 1c, 2abc, 3c
  • Komp: 1b, 2d
Komp 2a