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Courses - Spring 2019
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Topics in Comparative Studies; Nuclear Futures: Theorizing Environmental Humanities for the Post - Fukushima Age
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as GERM689Z, SLLC698Z and FREN699Z. Credit granted for GERM689Z, CMLT679Z, SLLC698Z or FREN699Z.

This seminar interrogates the concept of futurity in the context of environmental activism and artistic engagement with atomic issues from 1945 to the present, focusing on Germany and Japan. We will engage with theoretical developments in the environmental humanities, including readings on the Anthropocene, precarity, and neoliberal capitalism. The course draws on a wide range of written materials and media, including personaltestimonies, poetry, fiction, film, manga, music, performance and documentation of protests. Taught in English.