Talk on climate crisis narratives (OSL Ravenstein seminar on ecocriticism)

In January 2017 I gave a talk for the OSL Ravenstein Seminar on ecocriticism. It was based on a chapter in my forthcoming book, Climate Crisis and the Twenty-First-Century British Novel, about climate crisis narratives. I talked about the ways in which a sense of immediacy is created in Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell) and The Island at the End of the World (Sam Taylor) and how these novels undermine the faith we tend to have in narratives.

While I won’t be publishing the text of the talk here, I did put together list of sources that I used for the participants in the seminar.

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