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The role of Cli-Fi (climate fiction) in addressing the climate change crisis
Climate Fiction (or ‘Cli-Fi’) is a body of literature that addresses the issue of anthropogenic global warming and climate change. Cli-Fi adopts many forms, including dystopian stories that act as cautionary tales about the climate injustices that will result if the causes of anthropogenic global warming are not addressed. Tim Cadman’s ‘The Changes: Refuge’ is one such cautionary tale. Other Cli-Fi works, such as Jackqui Svenson’s ‘Direct Action’ and Marty Branagan’s ‘Locked On!’, explore the role that activism can play in resisting major polluters and promoting the socio-economic changes required to effectively address the issue of anthropogenic climate change. In this online workshop, Cadman, Svenson and Branagan will discuss what motivates their Cli-Fi writing and what purposes they believe such fictional works can serve.

Oct 23, 2020 11:00 AM in Hobart

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