Climate Emergencies was a 200-level English course that explored the themes and narratives of climate change in Anglophone literature from 1945 to the present. Students engaged with the topic of environmental emergencies in a range of genres and forms--sci-fi, documentary, poetry, short story, and novel--by Australian, Pacific, Indian, and American authors while attending to theoretical readings on post-colonialism, race, gender, and environmental justice. As a final project, students had to produce a collaborative podcast that engaged the local impacts of climate change in Knox County. The on-set of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic demanded a reimagining of the “local community” and “collaboration”, hence a number of students opted to produce podcasts that explored issues closer to home and/or developed topics that allowed for independent work.,
Submissions from 2020
Podcast 1: Solar Power In Ohio, Alexia Tiches, Ellie Roman, Jerry Kelly, et al.
Podcast 4: We are the change-Gail Anderson and Alexandra White, Gail Anderson and Alexandra White
Podcast 6: Book Reviews for Days, Sam Carson and Olivia Vrba
Podcast 8: Preserving Ohio's Landscape, Gina Golden and Lynn Butzlaff