Postcolonial Ecofeminism

Spring 2022
Shinjini Chattopadhyay
ENGL 1102

This course will enable you to become a more effective communicator in various modes, media, and genres by introducing you to diverse representations of postcolonial ecologies. In this course you will watch films and documentaries, read essays, graphic narratives, and short stories, and look at digital story maps to explore the plurality across media of rhetorical constructions of environmental justice. We will begin with analyzing what environmental justice looks like in the postcolonial condition. Then we will examine how race, class, gender, and national identity intersect with efforts to achieve environmental justice. You will employ various combinations of WOVEN (written, oral, visual, electronic, and non-verbal) modes to explore different facets of postcolonialism and ecocriticism. You will formulate original research questions and arguments and create multimodal artifacts, such as blogposts, photo essays, and Infographics.

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