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ENGL2676: Climate Fictions

Climate change raises fundamental challenges for the reading, writing and study of literature. This unit investigates the ways in which 'climate' features in, or shapes, fictional texts across place and time, into the present era, attending also to the texts, knowledges and perspectives of First Nations peoples. Can climate fiction shape public debate Are its forms implicated in fossil-fuel-driven capitalism We will ask how novels, films among other types of texts engage cultural, popular and scientific discourses to represent and imagine the environmental, social justice, existential, intercultural and interspecies implications of climate change at regional, national and planetary levels.

Code ENGL2676
Academic unit English
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 1000 level including 6 credit points from English
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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