ENG607 201701 Graduate

Term: 
Fall 2017
Course: 
ENG 607
Applies To: 
Graduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Energy Humanities
Instructors: 

Stephanie LeMenager

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Moore Endowed Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3966
  • Office: 457 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: T R 4-5:30
  • Website: Website
Department Section Description: 

The Energy Humanities is an interdisciplinary field drawing from the humanities, arts, and social sciences and focused on energy systems (e.g. fossil fuel, solar, hydro) as fundamental aspects of culture. The seminar will read historians, geographers, anthropologists, and literary and cultural theorists, in addition to novels, memoir, and film. Featured texts may include: Derrick Hindery’s From Enron to Evo, Timothy Mitchell’s Carbon Democracy, Stephanie LeMenager’s Living Oil, Jennifer Haigh’s novel Heat and Light, Adam Briggle’s A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking, artist Brett Bloom’s manual “Petro-Subjectivity,” Winona LaDuke on NODAPL, anthropologists Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe on wind politics in Mexico, and Amitav Ghosh’s book about climate and energy cultures worldwide, The Great Derangement.