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Klimatická fikce jako otázka i odpověď : Analýza současné cli-fi

Title in English Climate Fiction as a Question and an Answer : an Analysis af Contemporary Cli-fi


Year of publication 2023
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Svět Literatury
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Climate fiction; cli-fi; environmental crisis; global warming; dystopia
Description Climate fiction (more commonly cli-fi) is a relatively new yet highly influential literary genre focusing on the reflection of anthropogenic climate change and the environmental crisis more generally. The introductory part of the study outlines the development and characteristics of cli-fi and comments on the predominant dystopian tone of the works belonging to the genre. The subsequent practical section analyses seven selected examples in terms of climate change reflection in relation to the state of the fictional world, anthropocentric and biocentric perspectives, and representations of old and new societies. In the concluding remarks, the study draws on the findings of empirical ecocriticism to convey the current state of knowledge regarding the effect of climate fiction on readers.
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