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Climate Impiety: Beyond Post-Apocalyptic Climate Change Fiction (Klimaatketterij)
Most climate change literature takes the form of post-apocalyptic, dystopian novels. This form, however, simplifies and compresses the phenomenon to make it dramatic and containable on a human scale. Focusing on climate literature that deviates from the norm, this project will explore alternative narrative strategies that might be more apt to represent the vast dimensions and complexity of climate change.
Date:1 Oct 2017 → 5 Feb 2022
Keywords:Anthropocene, contemporary literature, Anglophone literature, ecocriticism, climate change
Disciplines:Theory and methodology of literary studies, Theory and methodology of linguistics, Theory and methodology of language studies, Other languages and literary studies, Language studies, Literary studies