Poetics of Place: Literature in/or Connecticut

This course investigates the ways literature structures our encounter with our surroundings in both obvious and imperceptible ways, settling into the literary past and present of Connecticut. Inquiries span the role of narrative in our comprehension of place, the persistence of particular historical accounts at the expense of others, and our ethical obligation to the territories we survive upon. Readings include Indigenous texts, political documents, nature writing, dystopic fiction, ecocriticism, and travel memoir. Enrollment limited to first-year students.

Preregistration required; see under First-Year Seminar Program.

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26
MW 1:00pm-2:15pm
WR, Hu
Spring