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Food, fears and anxieties in climate change fiction

Wain, D and Jones, Penelope 2018, Food, fears and anxieties in climate change fiction, TEXT: journal of writing and writing programs, Special Issue 51, pp. 1-13.

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Title Food, fears and anxieties in climate change fiction
Author(s) Wain, D
Jones, Penelope
Journal name TEXT: journal of writing and writing programs
Season Special Issue 51
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher Australian Association of Writing Programs
Place of publication Nathan, Qld.
Publication date 2018-10
ISSN 1327-9556
Keyword(s) Creative writing
Climate change
Margaret Atwood
Food theory
Cli-Fi
Summary Climate change fiction (cli-fi) is a relatively new and burgeoning genre. As creative writers, this paper’s co-authors find many questions regarding how to address our current climate crisis in ways that protest stereotypical representations and over-simplified political systems. In order to develop climate change fiction that engages with the climate as something more than a backdrop for the action or as an adversary for the protagonists, as authors of cli-fi, we need to interrogate the roles of recognisable details, such as food, in our fiction. In this paper, we use Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy as a case study of how cli-fi novels can interrogate climate change by making use of food as a symbolic and narrative device within the work. From that foundation, we argue that reading and research crystallises imaginative prowess and galvanises new ways of writing in the genre of cli-fi.
Notes Special Issues Series : No. 51. Climates of Change - Papers from the 2017 AAWP annual conference
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30135637

Document type: Journal Article
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