Poetics of Sustainability: Ecology & Immigration

Summer 2018
Nick Sturm
ENGL 1102

This course will explore the intersections of ecology and immigration as urgent social, political, and environmental issues through the lens of poetry. By reading across a global lineage of poets, including writers and artists from Pakistan, Chile, Sweden, Korea, Brazil, Cuba, and the across the United States, students will engage with historical and contemporary environmental and immigration issues in order to create multimodal artifacts that engage with what we will refer to as a “poetics of sustainability.” One of the course’s primary questions will be: How do these writers and artists allow us to articulate a more equitable future for communities facing challenges related to ecology and immigration? Additionally, students will engage with guest speakers whose work focuses on ecology and immigration in the greater Atlanta metro area.

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