Spanish 468 "Culture, Environment and the Economy in the Hispanic World"
In the course of the semester, we will investigate how economy and culture work together, consuming and/or restoring their environments in divergent scenarios of the Anthropocene. Applying perspectives from environmental humanities, we will countervail economistic discourses with stories “from below”, featuring human and non-human experiences resulting from existing cultural and economic arrangements.
Spanish 453 "Environment and the Imagination of the Future"
Analyzing fictions, we will ask how the concepts and metaphors used in the stories condition readers’ understanding of the relationships between the events and their environmental context. In the second part of the course, moving towards the science-fiction narratives, we will discuss how the imagined scenarios of future reflect on the meaning of today’s environmental debates.