“Natureculture theory. . . question[s] the fundamental categories through which we address human/non-human relations and. . . see[s] these relations as always co-constitutive” (Emily Potter, “Climate Change and the Problem of Representation,” 4).
The goal of this assignment is to explore the intersections of nature and culture by conducting an ecocritical reading of an object found in your home/habitat that unsettles the boundary between nature and culture. The object may be an image, a sign, a sound clip, a piece of cloth, a toy, a tool, a building material—anything that helps to illuminate the entanglement of nature and culture.
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