2014 Grad Class on “The Cultures of Climate Change” at U. of Oregon

Dan Bloom just sent me notice of a New York Times write-up on a graduate class that took place last year at the University of Oregon that has some similarities to our course.

The Cultures of Climate Change

The recent climate fiction has characters whose concerns extend well beyond the climate, some of it is set in a present or near future when disaster still seems remote, and it can be deeply satirical in tone. In other words, if the authors are aiming for political consciousness-raising, the effort is more veiled than in novels of earlier times like “The Jungle” or “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

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