From Ecocatastrophe to Anthropocene fiction: full circle or new terrain?

Track:
Science fiction
What:
Talk
When:
Friday Mar 30   04:30 PM to 05:00 PM (30 minutes)
Where:
East Grand River
Tags:
Academic
Discussion:
0
Anthropocene fiction/Cli Fi is being touted as the contemporary literature of our Earth in transformation, exploring impacts and effects of climate change as we head into an uncertain future.  But didn’t ecocatastrophe science fiction of the 50s – 70s cover this ground already? Cat Sparks takes a look at then and now: have we been here before or is cli fi breaking new ground?
 

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