Climate Change and the Senses
This course is an introduction for students interested in the study of climate change and culture. It does so by pursuing questions about the psychic and social forms of life shaped by technologies used to understand and manage vulnerability to climate change.
Of primary concern is what these technologies tell us about the formation of subjectivity and how people sense changes in climate over time. To this end, we will explore a variety of cultural and historical locations, and a diverse set of issues related to climate change such as “catastrophe,” “risk,” and “uncertainty.”