Climate change in literature and literary criticism

@article{Trexler2011ClimateCI,
  title={Climate change in literature and literary criticism},
  author={Adam J. Trexler and Adeline Johns-Putra},
  journal={Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change},
  year={2011},
  volume={2},
  pages={185-200}
}
This article provides an overview of climate change in literature, focusing on the representation of climate change in Anglophone fiction. It then evaluates the way in which these fictional representations are critiqued in literary studies, and considers the extent to which the methods and tools that are currently employed are adequate to this new critical task. We explore how the complexity of climate change as both scientific and cultural phenomenon demands a corresponding degree of… 
Climate change in literature and literary studies: From cli-fi, climate change theater and ecopoetry to ecocriticism and climate change criticism
In the last 5 years, climate change has emerged as a dominant theme in literature and, correspondingly, in literary studies. Its popularity in fiction has given rise to the term cli-fi, or climate
The Rise of the Climate Change Novel
This chapter outlines the emergence of climate fiction and its key modes. It pays particular attention to the extent to which climate fiction has worked within the established conventions of literary
Telling the Story of Climate Change: The German Novel in the Anthropocene
This chapter begins by discussing the implications of the Anthropocene for literature and literary criticism, and the part which ecocritics can play in critically analyzing cultural representations
Climate Change Imaginaries? Examining Expectation Narratives in Cli-Fi Novels
A new generation of climate fiction called Cli-fi has emerged in the last decade, marking the strong consensus that has emerged over climate change. Science fiction’s concept of cognitive
Climate Change and the Contemporary Novel
Climate change is becoming a major theme in the contemporary novel, as authors reflect concerns in wider society. Given the urgency and enormity of the problem, can literature (and the emotional
Eco-Themes and Climate Change in Literature
The starting point of this paper corresponds with the basic idea of multidisciplinary climate research according to which anthropogenic climate change can no longer be perceived as a matter for
Narrating climate futures: shared socioeconomic pathways and literary fiction
In parallel with five new scientific scenarios of alternative societal developments (shared socioeconomic pathways, SSPs), a wide range of literary representations of a future world in which climate
Collective Unconscious: Climate Change and Responsibility in Ian McEwan’s Solar
This article makes links between issues of responsibility, climate change, and contemporary literature, using Ian McEwan’s Solar as a case study. The article not only addresses oversights in the
Cli-Fi? Literature, Ecocriticism, History
The recent period has seen publication of a good deal of ‘cli-fi’—speculative fiction about climate change. Teaching and discussion of this work raises the topic of global warming, and offers an
Narratives in climate change discourse
‘Stories’ used to communicate climate change knowledge shape opinions and preferences, and analyzing such narratives can help explain how they are constructed and how they influence us on personal
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 139 REFERENCES
Postcolonial criticism, ecocriticism and climate change: A tale of Melbourne under water in 2035
The difficulty that postcolonial critics have found in opposing the recent, aggressive phase of capitalism known as “globalization” has led to a crisis of relevancy in the discipline. Engaging with
Literary Encounters of Fundamentalism: A Case Book
Literature, literary interpretation and criticism have always had an interestingly paradoxical relationship with fundamentalism: fundamentalisms are generally built on texts, which can be sacred and
Ecocriticism, Genre, and Climate Change: Reading the Utopian Vision of Kim Stanley Robinson's Science in the Capital Trilogy
This paper calls for a rapprochement between ecocriticism and what it often disregards as theory. Specifically, it argues for the relevance of genre theory, which explores the dynamic relations of
Towards A Deconstructive Environmental Criticism
Clark, Timothy. ”Towards a deconstructive environmental criticism.“ Oxford Literary Review 30.1(2008): 45-68. This paper outlines a deconstructive environmental criticism, drawing on but also
Climate change and the problem of representation
How do we know climate change? How do we encounter its reality? This question brings to mind a history of scepticism and denial—those who ask ‘where is the evidence?’ against scientific efforts to
Some Climate Change Ironies: Deconstruction, Environmental Politics and the Closure of Ecocriticism
This paper considers the deconstructive force of climate change in intellectual and political life, especially as it undermines and challenges the terms of consumer democracy and the liberal
The politics of the network: the science in the capital trilogy
Book synopsis: While Kim Stanley Robinson is perhaps best known for his hard science fiction works Red Mars, Green Mars and Blue Mars, the epic trilogy exploring ecological and sociological themes
HUMAN/NATURE: ECOLOGICAL PHILOSOPHY IN MARGARET ATWOOD'S ORYX AND CRAKE
Abstract Margaret Atwood's 2003 speculative novel, Oryx and Crake, incorporates into a futuristic tale disparate elements taken from current ecological concerns. Her clever intermingling of utopian
The Thing Called Environment: What It Is and How to Be Concerned With It
This paper wants to think beyond the science-politics divide that is omnipresent in sustainability discourse. With Bruno Latour, we investigate if and how decomposing matters of fact and recomposing
Margaret Atwood and environmentalism
“What is a human being?” This question, among others, constitutes what Atwood calls the “sub-sub-subtext” of her lecture delivered at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) in January of 2004,
...
1
2
3
4
5
...