publication . Article . 2018

Firing the climate canon—a literary critique of the genre of climate change

Lucy Burnett;
Open Access English
  • Published: 12 May 2018
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Abstract
This article makes the case for more climate change, where climate change refers to the prevailing ideologies and frameworks that inform our understanding of environmental change in the first place. It reviews the mainstream literature in popular science writing, fiction and poetry from the point of view of a political frame analysis of climate change, to demonstrate how a certain understanding of climate change maps onto conventions of literary genre. This understanding, and associated literature, are critiqued on the basis of their continued attachment to dualistic and teleological narratives of human mastery and progress, such as to make the case for a litera...
Subjects
free text keywords: Z68, Z91, Literature and Literary Theory, Climate change, Frame analysis, Environmental change, Canon, Ideology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, History, Literary criticism, Environmental ethics
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