Generators: The Literature of Energy
HUM2342 - 4 Credits - Intermediate
- Monday 3:30pm-4:50pm in Apple Tree
- Thursday 3:30pm-4:50pm in Apple Tree
Faculty: Kyhl Lyndgaard
If you believe energy can be described solely in work units of BTUs, MPGs, and kWhs, think again, as the human generation of expression has long mirrored our use of energy. We will examine the cultural and historical roots of human conceptions of energy, quickly reading our way to the present day while taking both local and global views of this inescapable and essential topic. Poetry and nonfiction will be regularly read, although a special focus on world petrofiction is planned. Authors may include Reza Negarestani, Abdul Rahman Munif, Ishimure Michiko, Pattiann Rogers, Christa Wolf, Alfred Crosby, David Gessner, and Helon Habila.