National University of Singapore (NUS)
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
English Literature
Literature Related Courses
EN4267 Literature and Ecology
Course description:
Literary Studies has prided itself on constantly being in flux in the postmodern era as a sign that it responds to ideological and social changes. The most pressing contemporary issue that affects all of humanity is the global environmental crisis. In keeping with its revisionist energies, one important field of literary study that has opened up over the past two decades is ecocriticism, which explores the connections between literature and the environment. Ecocriticism critiques anthropocentrism and offers a radical revaluation of human relationship with the non-human ‘other’.
Reading materials/scope of work:
a selection of texts which has the connections with the environment