“In apparently the first course of its kind, UCSB is offering a class in the English department entitled, The Rhetoric of Climate Change. The course employs traditional tools for literary criticism, such as close textual reading and analysis, to understand better the strategies behind Cli-Fi (short for climate fiction). As Christopher Walker, a co-teacher of the class described, “One thing that was fascinating to see unfold among the students is that some of the denial literature is quite effective even with a very educated audience, an audience that is perhaps predisposed to seeing climate change as real. And what was very valuable for students and, quite frankly, for me, is that by learning how denial literature might be effective we come to better understand how the humanities can really get to the core of the cultural distinction between those that understand climate change is happening and those who aren’t yet on board.”
Why Climate Change Needs English Majors
May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Tags: climate changeenglishenvironmental science
Comments are closed.
read more at Legal Planet »
" The Rise of “Cli-Fi” What the Humanities Can Teach us About Climate Change Narratives"
April 1, 2016