Humour, Grief, and Species Aloneness in Times of Mass Extinction. An Exchange Between Ida Olsen and Lydia Millet, Author of How the Dead Dream

Humour, Grief, and Species Aloneness in Times of Mass Extinction. An Exchange Between Ida Olsen and Lydia Millet, Author of How the Dead Dream

“[T]o write fiction about dire, massive, looming manmade threats to life on earth isn’t as straightforward as writing about business-as-usual politics or doing satire.[…] There’s a thin, wobbly tightrope you have to walk. Suspended between the neutral, cold descriptiveness some writers preach as necessary to aesthetic rigor and the squishy, on-the-nose earnestness that makes activist fiction mediocre or flat-out bad. You have to find a way to situate your perspective in the habitable zone between austerity and mawkishness”.

CFP: : Representations of environmental crisis, or crisis in the representation of the environment? A paradigm shift at the turn of our century – Université de Savoie Mont-Blanc – Deadline: 5 June 2019

Representations of environmental crisis, or crisis in the representation of the environment? A paradigm shift at the turn of our century. Université de Savoie Mont-Blanc   American transcendentalists Thoreau and Emerson are traditionally considered as the...

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