growing by leaps and bounds. Two big events are on tap for
1. Dr Adam Trexler in Oregon, an independent scholar, has arranged with the University of Virginia Press (UVA Press) to publish his genre-shaking nonfiction study of over 150 cli fi novels past and present. The book is titled ANTHROPOCENE FICTIONS and it is due out in May. Details are already online at the UVA website.
2. Danish researcher Dr Gregers Andersen is among the top academics in Europe also looking into the evolution and growth of the cli fi genre, and his new non-fiction book, based on his PhD thesis at the University of Copenhagen, will be published in English later this year. For now, it's available in Danish and titled: ''Klimaforandrede verdensforhold : Den globale opvarmning i fiktion og filosofi. ''
Tentative English title:
[''Climate-Changed Existence and its Worlds: Global Warming in Fiction and Philosophy'']
A press release from the University of Copenhagen, where Dr Andersen works, published this news release on April 23, 2014 last year. The press release was headlined:
'' Fiction prepares us for a world changed by global warming ''
Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen.
2.) I am continiously also working with the phenomenon Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) - that is, fiction that employ the scientific paradigm of anthropogenic global warming in its plot - as well as with representations of anthropogenic global warming in contemporary philosophy and cultural theory. I expect to publish a book on contemporary Western cli-fi in 2015, as well as a full view of my research on this subject can be found in my Danish language Ph.D. Dissertation ''Climate Changed Existence and its Worlds. Global Warming in Fiction and Philosophy'' (published in Danish in 2014).