Topics in Russian Literature or Literary Theory: Authorship of the Body in the Anthropocene

This seminar traces and examines the network of disparate stories that coalesce around bodies and health from the standpoint of narrative theory and the medical and environmental humanities. While the medical humanities show how authorship and authority over matters of illness, the body and the self are negotiated through a complex layering of narrative voices, ecocriticism reveals the enmeshment of the human body with the environment, value systems, and the distribution of knowledge. Drawing on Russian culture and beyond, we will revisit the notions of narrative time, agency, and the body as text in the Anthropocene. Readings in English.
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006333
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533
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531