ENG 390 The Environmental Imagination taught by Dr. Paul Bogard, T/TH 3:30 – 4:45
In this new creative writing course we will explore the rich tradition of American environmental writing. Through
reading widely and writing our own essays we will gain an understanding of the tradition, challenges, and
importance of this distinctly American genre. Our writing will include a number of short pieces that focus on the
skills of awareness, writing place, and significant detail. Our readings will include Cormac McCarthy’s novel The
Road, poetry by Mary Oliver, the cli-fi thriller The Collapse of Western Civilization, and selections from the
anthology American Earth. Please contact Professor Paul Bogard with any questions: email@example.com.
This course counts toward the Environmental Humanities minor and the Creative Writing minor.