Department of English, University of Basel, Nadelberg 6, 4051 Basel
Department of English
Weiterbildungskurs für Lehrpersonen / Short Course
Climate change and the destruction of the environment is one of the greatest challenges of our time, now often called the ‚Anthropocene‘. While ecocriticism debates the cultural and political implications of this challenge, various forms of literature, such as nature writing and ecopoetry, explore the ethical and aesthetic dimensions of human beings‘ place in the world, our impact on the natural environment, and our relationship with other forms of life.
This course is designed to update teachers on a vibrant and fascinating field that is also of special interest to (very) young people. Ecological writing is a buoyant phenomenon that looks back to Romanticism as a response to the industrial revolution, even as it tries to come to terms with the present and help shape and imagine the future.
After a concise summary of the theoretical state of the art, we will read and discuss essays and poems. The emphasis will be on British literature.
Participants will receive a reading list and materials (PowerPointpresentations with background information, annotated primary texts) that they should be able to use in the classroom. They will have the opportunity to brush up their theory, meet colleagues, compare notes on their own practice and get new energy and inspiration.
Full seminar Friday, 29.10.2021, 14.00 - 19.00
(+ facultative get-together) and
Saturday, 30.10.2021, 9.00 - 13.00
Thursday, 21.10.2021, 16.00 - 19.30
Friday, 22.10.21, 16.00 - 19.30
For groups, an afternoon can also be booked by arrangement
Please register early to secure a place
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