Seminar 4

“On Wilderness”

Instructor: Jr. Prof. Kylie Crane, University of Mainz

This seminar will explore the expectations and fallacies of wilderness ideas, drawing on texts from the U.S.A., Australia, Canada and India. It will be theoretically informed by post-colonialism and ecocriticism with a view to contemporary debates on nature and nature conservation.

Students will be required to have read the texts in the reader prior to the respective sessions. Students are also requested to acquire copies of Julia Leigh The Hunter and Amitav Ghosh The Hungry Tide which should be read before the Thursday session. We will view “Into the Wild” together in the Monday session.

For more elaborate information please see below.

Reading List


Julia Leigh The Hunter

Amitav Ghosh The Hungry Tide

more theoriatical and primary texts will be provided in a reader (see pdf below)!

On Wilderness_Crane.pdf

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