No Registration Required Other Than Your Interest in the Subject
TO GET STARTED: Can you introduce yourself by email re
1. Who you are, which media you write for, what interviews you have recently published on cli fi and why you have taken such a strong interest in the cli fi genre not just in your country but worldwide as well
2. Is the cli fi term popular in your country now and if not why not do you think?
3. Is the media in your nation interested in looking into the cli fi movies and novels and using the term in print?
4. What issues are you specifically interested in as a writer or reader or journalist or book reviewer or literary critic or academic?
5. Do you have anything in your own view of things that you want to say?
An increasing number of writers, filmmakers, artists, literary critics, screenwriters, film directors and book reviewers are pursuing new and
creative ways of representing climate change, particularly through the
genre of rising new genre of Cli-Fi.
Some examples of
cli-fi-inspired works include the Hollywood blockbuster with the wrong science but that's Hollywood for you Day After
Tomorrow and the South Korean hit Snowpiercer, as well as bestselling
novels like Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behavior and Nat
Rich's Odds Against Tomorrow. And many many more, of course, from Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins to Paolo Bacigalupi's The Water Knife.
In this free, online course, we will discuss:
. What is cli-fi?
. Who is its audience?
. In what different ways do cli-fi texts
represent life beyond the ''tipping point''?
. What different types of
futures are represented by cli-fi?
. Are cli-fi futures necessarily
. Can cli-fi stories and novels and movies
be utopian, and not dystopian in nature? Examples.
To answer these questions, and by discussing a
wide variety of literary and visual cli-fi texts, including short
selections from authors including Ursula LeGuin and Margaret Atwood
and recently released films Interstellar and Mad Max: Fury Road, we will hopefully
have an animated online discussion, with the main way of communicating back forth
from this blog to you via email ( send your questions, comments and personal POVs to: email@example.com )
This innovative first-of-its-kind online course will hopefully be of interest to people around the world who are interested in STEM and the humanities alike, particularly
those interested in applying literary and textual analysis to
"real-life" problems. The course will focus on critical
thinking about cli-fi elements, and your own reading, and writing interests.
There are no required reading texts and there is no test and there is no graduation ceremony, othr than your own rekindled interest in all things cli-fi. Welcome aboard!
To start us off, please send your initial thoughts, questions and POV about the rise of cl-fi in novels and movies over the past few years, starting with NPR's radio segment in April 2013 that led the way.
To sign in for this free online discussion, just write: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: EMAILS IN ALL LANGUAGES -- AND FROM ALL NATIONS -- ARE WELCOME, although the online discussiosn there will be in English.
[''Cli-fi'' in NORWAY] blog in Norwegian ''Cli-fi: Litteraturen reagerer på klimaendringer''
An interview about cli-fi novels with Italian author Bruno Arpaia
COMMENTS, AS THEY COME IN TO THIS BLOG:
1. Hi, Dan, I'm an Italian journalist. I'm interested in cli-fi and would like to sign in for this free online discussion. RESPONSE: ''Hello Elisa! You are the first person to sign in! Congratulations. To begin can you tell everyone in our online discussion... 1. Who you are, which Italian media you write for, what interviews you have recently published on cli fi in Italy and why you have taken such a strong interest in the cli fi genre not just in your country but worldwide as well 2. Is the clifi term popular in Italy now and if not why not? 3. Is the media in Italy interested in looking into the clifi movies and novels and using the term in print? 4. What issues are you specifically interested in as a journalist? 5. Do you have any questions for me the moderator? 6. Do you have anything in your own pov you want to say?''
2. Dear Mr. Bloom,