Coloniality, Race, Catastrophe
:This course explores the relationship between coloniality, race and ecology through the lens of “catastrophe.” We will examine a variety of theoretical and literary sources that deploy or refute tropes of the “end of the world,” to place the current discussions in a longer historical contexts. We will also study texts that seek to highlight the connections between environmental devastation with histories of colonialism and radicalization. This course requires independent research, in addition to the readings for class. Students will write a research paper focusing on a specific place of their choice. Jointly offered in the faculty of Arts & Sciences as EMR 139 and Religion 2519. Permission to enroll in the course will be granted as petitions are received.