Welcome to "Culture, Ecology, Change" (M.A.)

Climate change, biodiversity loss, uneven development, resultant demographic pressures …

We are living in a world of multiple ecological and humanitarian crises. The M.A. programme “Culture, Ecology, Change” (CEC) provides students with the skills and resources needed to understand and actively confront the complex connections between the interconnected crises of the “Anthropocene”. Join us in working towards understanding literature, culture, and language as agents in their own right, and working towards a more sustainable and just world.

About “Culture, Ecology, Change”

The M.A. programme “Culture, Ecology, Change” (CEC) understands and acknowledges literature, culture, and language as global agents in their own right. With a focus on environmental humanities and ecocriticism, the programme foregrounds contemporary theories and approaches to ecological and cultural change across a broad selection of (anglophone) global and historical contexts. It explicitly highlights the complex connections between climate change, migration, (post-, neo-) colonialism, uneven development and access to resources, as well as political responses to these crises. Taking global perspectives and historical roots into account, CEC enables students to grasp, and act upon, the interconnected condition of the present predicament. During their studies, students critically analyse current cultural narratives and artefacts, and practice contrasting them with alternative framings, or counter narratives – real and imaginary –to work towards understanding how narratives and counter-narratives might serve as blueprints for cultural change.

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Online Office Hours

You have questions about "Culture, Ecology, Change"? Come to our online office hours - you ask, we answer. 

Next Date: August 27th, 11am-12pm CET via Zoom. 

If you would like to join our office hours, please send an email to phf.cecuni-rostockde. You will receive the corresponding Zoom-link shortly before the session.