Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities

Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities

By: Stephanie LeMenager (editor), Shane Hall (editor), Stephen Siperstein (editor)Paperback

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Climate change is an enormous and increasingly urgent issue. This important book highlights how humanities disciplines can mobilize the creative and critical power of students, teachers, and communities to confront climate change. The book is divided into four clear sections to help readers integrate climate change into the classes and topics they are already teaching as well as engage with interdisciplinary methods and techniques. Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities constitutes a map and toolkit for anyone who wishes to draw upon the strengths of literary and cultural studies to teach valuable lessons that engage with climate change.

About Author

Stephen Siperstein has a PhD from the University of Oregon and teaches English and Environmental Humanities at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, USA. Shane Hall is a doctoral candidate in the Environmental Studies Program and Department of English at the University of Oregon, USA. Stephanie LeMenager is Moore Professor of English at the University of Oregon, USA. She is widely involved in outreach projects and regularly engages with the press.


Introduction, Stephen Siperstein, Shane Hall, Stephanie LeMenager Part 1: Who We Are 1. Making Climate Change Our Job, SueEllen Campbell 2. Climate Disruption Involves All Disciplines: Who Becomes a Mentor? James Engell 3. When the Newt Shut Off the Lights: Scale, Practice, Politics, Stacy Alaimo 4. Known and Not Knowing Climate Change: Pedagogy for a New Dispensation, Matthew Kearnes 5. Energy, Climate and the Classroom: A Letter, Imre Szeman 6. Will the End of the World Be on the Final Exam? Bob Wilson 7. Teaching Climate Crisis in the Neoliberal University: On the Poverty of the Environmental Humanities, Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, Graeme Macdonald, Nicholas Lawrence, and Jonathan Skinner 8. Climate Change, Public Engagement and Integrated Environmental Humanities, Steven Hartman Part 2: Teaching and Learning Climate Change Head On 9. Thinking Climate Change Like a Planet: Notes From an Environmental Philosopher, J. Baird Callicott 10. Teaching About Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: Decolonizing Research and Broadening Knowledge, Mark Carey, Kathy Lynn, Kevin Hatfield, and Jennifer O'Neal 11. Teaching Teleconnection, Gillen D'Arcy Wood 12. Building Paradise in the Classroom, Janet Fiskio 13. Learning in the Anthropocene: Environmental Justice and Climate Pedagogy, Robert Figueroa 14. In-Flight Behaviour: Teaching Climate Change Literature in First Year Intro English, Greg Garrard 15. Learning from the past - teaching past climate change and catastrophes as windows onto vulnerability and resilience, Felix Riede, Annette Hojen Sorensen, Jan Dietrich, Mogens S. Hogsberg, Mathias V. Nordvig, and Esben B. Niels 16. Climate Visualizations as Cultural Objects, Heather Houser 17. Engaging the `Eaarth': Teaching and Making Climate Change Cultures in an Art and Design, Nicole Merola 18. Signs, Images, and Narratives: Climate Change Across Languages and Cultures, Uwe Kuchler Part 3: Teaching and Learning Climate Change Sideways 19. The Elephant in the Room: Acknowledging Global Climate Change in Courses Not Focused on Climate, Scott Slovic 20. Teaching Climate Change Otherwise, Swayam Bagaria and Naveeda Kahn 21. Teaching Ecological Restoration in the Climate Change Century, Cheryll Glotfelty 22. Exploratory Concepts, Case Studies, and Keywords for Teaching Environmental Justice and Climate Change in a lower-level Humanities classroom, Julie Sze 23. Garbage and Literature: Generating Narrative from a Culture of Waste, Stephanie Foote 24. Teaching literature as climate changes: ecological presence, a globalized world, and Helon Habila's Oil on Water, Anthony Vital 25. Looking Back to Look Ahead: Climate Change and US Literary History, William Gleason 26. Atlas' Shifting Shoulders: Teaching Climate Change and Classics, Darragh Martin 27. Stealing the Apocalypse: Myths of Resistance in Contemporary Popular Culture, Anthony Lioi 28. Teaching Climate Change and Film, Stephen Rust Part 4: Archives and Contexts for Teaching and Learning Climate Change 29. The Persuasive Force of the Right Supplementary Materials for Climate Change Humanities Courses, Patrick D. Murphy 30. Vanishing Sounds: Thoreau and the Sixth Extinction, Wai Chee Dimock 31. Teaching climate change at end of nature: Post-colonial Australia, Indigenous realism, and Alexis Wright's The Swan Book, Emily Potter 32. When Sea Levels Rise: Writing/Righting Climate Change in Pacific Islanders' Literature, Hsinya Huang 33. Climate Change and Changing World Literature, Karen Thornber 34. Untangling Intentions: Teaching History of Climate Politics, Peder Anker Afterword, Bill McKibben

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  • ISBN13: 9781138907157
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 294
  • ID: 9781138907157
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 1138907154

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