Summer Teaching Reflection

Because human use and misuse of natural resources threatens the continued existence of life on earth, modeling sustainable futures is a main concern for researchers across academic disciplines, elected officials, community organizers, nonprofit organizations, and industry professionals. In my class I ask students to consider the rhetorical figures and written modes stake holders use to imagine the world to come.


Given the future’s radical discontinuity with the present, students and I are always surprised to learn that the future is often rendered through certain generic templates.




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