Eco-Media: Studies in Planetary Futures

VMS 520

This course explores film, photography, online media, museum and artistic productions about the contemporary planetary ecological crisis. Visual materials will focus on climate change, environmental activism, plastic and nuclear waste, digital rubbish, 'cancer alleys' and 'cancer villages,' pollution and toxic environments, among other topics. Course readings will introduce students to debates about the Anthropocene, post-human natures, species extinction, multi-species care, geo-engineering, and planetary futures.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • CULANTH 520
  • LIT 522
Typically Offered