Climate Fiction according to Ecocritical Geopolitics: a research agenda

Author/s Elena dell’Agnese
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/2 Language Italian
Pages 17 P. 110-126 File size 0 KB
DOI 10.3280/rgioa2-2022oa13805
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The idea that a climatic cataclysm can alter the balance of the planet has been present in science fiction since the end of the nineteenth century. Narratives focused on the potentially catastrophic consequences of climate change, however, in the first twodecades of the third millennium literally multiplied, so much so that the expression Climate Fiction has been coined. Beyond the environmentalist warning included in these narratives, a further level of analysis can be identified in the examination of the discourse conveyed by them, in relation to power relations among human beings and between human beings and the environment. In this article, after a brief introduction to the theoretical approach identified as useful for this purpose (Ecocritical Geopolitics), a research agenda will be articulated, identifying the fields of inquiry to be opened to explore Climate Fiction in reference to its spatial references, its main protagonists, and its discourse about the environment.

Keywords: ; Ecocritical Geopolitics, Climate Fiction, environmental discourse

Elena dell’Agnese, La Climate Fiction secondo l’Ecocritical Geopolitics: un’agenda per la ricerca in "RIVISTA GEOGRAFICA ITALIANA" 2/2022, pp 110-126, DOI: 10.3280/rgioa2-2022oa13805