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    All aboard for Ararat: islands in contemporary flood fiction

    Edwards, Caroline (2019) All aboard for Ararat: islands in contemporary flood fiction. ASAP/Journal 4 (1), pp. 211-238. ISSN 2381-4705.

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    Abstract

    One of the most striking things about speculative literature of the twenty-first century has been its increasingly focused interest in imagining impending disaster: from the escalating likelihood of biblical deluge on a planetary scale to looming ecocatastrophes of drought and desertification, the return of "last man" narratives of global viral pandemic, as well as the collapse of oil-based petroconsumption. Analyses of fiction that deal with climate change (what has been called climate change fiction, or "cli-fi," among the online commentariat) have started to recognize a fundamental shift from literary fiction's preoccupation with characters' psychological interiority, to the grander-scale attempt to understand the place of human subjects within a broader ecosphere at a time of rapid change.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Caroline Edwards
    Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2018 12:22
    Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 12:09
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23466

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