Climate Change in Fiction

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dc.contributor.advisor Dowling, Gregory it_IT Saltyte, Migle <1990> it_IT 2019-10-04 it_IT 2020-05-08T04:53:36Z 2020-05-08T04:53:36Z 2019-10-28 it_IT
dc.description.abstract It has been said that throughout history, fiction has always responded to wars, crises and calamities. This is only natural bearing in mind that narratives have been said to help deal with threats by making them understandable and therefore bearable, and even being an essential part of healing, not just metaphorically but physically as well. Naturally, this highlights the importance of fiction as the field which invents, reflects upon, and changes narratives that influence our daily lives. It also explains why we expect fiction to respond to the most urgent and pressing issues of our times, of which today climate change is undoubtedly the most serious. This thesis aims to take a broader look at a diverse sample from the existing body of climate change fiction and examine what it reveals about the approach to climate change in Anglophone literature, how it addresses the issue, and whether it presents an artistically compelling work. The thesis examines the following works: MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood; Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver; The State of Fear by Michael Crichton; Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi; Solar by Ian McEwan; The Carbon Diaries: 2015 by Saci Lloyd, as well as the collection of short stories Loosed Upon the World. It also examines a number of children’s books. it_IT
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dc.publisher Università Ca' Foscari Venezia it_IT
dc.rights © Migle Saltyte, 2019 it_IT
dc.title Climate Change in Fiction it_IT
dc.title.alternative Climate Change in Fiction it_IT
dc.type Master's Degree Thesis it_IT Lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali it_IT Laurea magistrale it_IT Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati it_IT
dc.description.academicyear 2018/2019, sessione autunnale it_IT
dc.rights.accessrights openAccess it_IT
dc.thesis.matricno 867749 it_IT
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dc.subject.language INGLESE it_IT it_IT
dc.provenance.upload Migle Saltyte (, 2019-10-04 it_IT
dc.provenance.plagiarycheck Gregory Dowling (, 2019-10-21 it_IT

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