Descriptif

In this seminar we will study a range of narratives through the theoretical convergences of Ecofeminism and the emergent field of Vegan literary studies. Both are highly intersectional modes of analysis: ecofeminism proposes that the fundamental oppression, from which all others arise, is the synergy between patriarchy and environmental exploitation; veganism identifies the nexus of speciesism and anthropocentrism or 'human exceptionalism' as the basis of injustice and environmental crisis. Focusing on the discursive interplay of narrative rhetoric and other strategies of narration, we will consider such issues as the eco-politics of feminization, biopolitics, enslaved labor, and industrial farming, consumption and commodity fetishism, and environmental racism, classism, and speciesism. Please note that this is an analytical and not an advocacy seminar; however, some of the topics addressed may be distressing to some students.

Semesters:

Stufe:

MA

Fächer:

Literatur

Hochschultyp:

UH