Climate fiction and cultural analysis (Record no. 561172)

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fixed length control field 02248 a2200205 4500
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ISBN 9780367358891
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Transcribing agency IIT Kanpur
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Language code of text/sound track or separate title eng
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Classification number 808.3876
Item number An22c
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Personal name Andersen, Gregers
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Title Climate fiction and cultural analysis
Remainder of title a new perspective on life in the anthropocene
Statement of responsibility, etc Gregers Andersen
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Name of publisher Routledge
Year of publication 2020
Place of publication London
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Number of Pages viii, 154p
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Title Routledge environmental literature, culture and media
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Series statement / edited by Thomas Bristow
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Summary, etc Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis argues that the popularity of the term "climate fiction" has paradoxically exhausted the term’s descriptive power and that it has developed into a black box containing all kinds of fictions which depict climatic events and has consequently lost its true significance.

Aware of the prospect of ecological collapse as well as our apparent inability to avert it, we face geophysical changes of drastic proportions that severely challenge our ability to imagine the consequences. This book argues that this crisis of imagination can be partly relieved by climate fiction, which may help us comprehend the potential impact of the crisis we are facing. Strictly assigning "climate fiction" to fictions that incorporate the climatological paradigm of anthropogenic global warming into their plots, this book sets out to salvage the term’s speculative quality. It argues that climate fiction should be regarded as no less than a vital supplement to climate science, because climate fiction makes visible and conceivable future modes of existence within worlds not only deemed likely by science, but which are scientifically anticipated.

Focusing primarily on English and German language fictions, Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis shows how Western climate fiction sketches various affective and cognitive relations to the world in its utilization of a small number of recurring imaginaries, or imagination forms.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecocriticism, the environmental humanities, and literary and culture studies more generally.

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Topical Term Climatic changes in literature
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Topical Term Ecocriticism in literature
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        General Stacks P K Kelkar Library, IIT Kanpur P K Kelkar Library, IIT Kanpur 2020-03-16 60 7136.37 808.3876 An22c A185281 10651.30 Books

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