Climate Fiction — Min Hyoung Song, English, Boston College (2020)
Excerpt: How can reading literature help sustain attention to climate change? If you’re taking this course, you probably already know something—maybe a lot of things—about climate change. You probably understand that it’s a “wicked” problem because there are no easy solutions and its dynamics are constantly shifting. It’s also wicked because there’s so much well-financed propaganda muddying discussion. And perhaps just as important, it’s wicked because, no matter how much you understand the problem and care about its consequences, it’s just plain difficult to keep thinking about it. I know for myself I can easily get overwhelmed and sad. This last area of concern is perhaps where literature can help the most, especially if reading literature as part of a larger practice of paying attention.
Cli-Fi: Science Fiction, Climate Change, & Apocalypse — Ted Howell
Contemporary Environmental Writing — Caren Irr
Climate Futures in Fiction and Film — Amanda Hagood and Joanna Huxter
> Book Blog Assignment
> Assignment: Climate Futures Story Board
Contemporary American Literature: Cli-Fi — Everett Hamner
Environmental Literatures and Cultures — Erin James
Introduction to Climate Fiction — Stephen Siperstein
> Creative/Analytical Joint Assignment – Part I of this assignment asks students to create a work of cli-fi in any form–podcast, game, etc. Part II asks them to analyze their creation and compare it to an existing work (Siperstein).
Ecological Literature and Media — Jean-Thomas Tremblay
Climate Fiction — Christopher Walker