Topics in Comparative Literature: Performing the Planet

An examination of how literature and the performing arts represent and interrogate climate change. The relationship between the human body and the earth, as seen in Classical Drama, early depictions of the New World, texts by early naturalists. The emergence of technologies of seeing and their effects on theater and dance. The relationship between conceptions of the internal body and the body of the earth (geology, landscape, maternity, the microbiome, the Sublime). Environmental theater, eco theater and dance.

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004057
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372
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370