EN 645 American Nature Writing (Spring: 3)

In this course we will read literature from the perspective of the fact that when we read a book we are holding a dead tree. Many of the authors we will encounter, however, are themselves aware of this perspective and use it in their work to raise questions about the relation between humanity, or culture, and nature. Our texts will represent a variety of genres (poetry, essay, fiction), and our authors will include Emerson and Thoreau, as well as such recent writers as Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry, and Gary Snyder (among others).
Robert Kern

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