A video lecture by Amitav Ghosh, author of ‘The Great Derangement: Fiction, History, and Politics in the Age of Global Warming’ as part of a 4 part lecture series delivered at the University of Chicago’s Randy L. & Melvin R. Berlin Family Lectures. In this video lecture, Ghosh discusses the politics of climate change.
Students will understand the importance of political narratives in climate change writing. They will also learn about the parallel evolution of political narratives and rise in carbon emissions. Students will further understand why novelists often find it difficult to integrate politics and climate change in their writing.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- Discuss the politics of climate change.
- Why is it important to discuss the evolution of political narratives and climate change?
- How do political movements influence literature?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||The Great Derangement: Literature, History, and Politics in the Age of Global Warming|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Politics, Climate Politics, Literature, Fiction|
|Climate Topic||Climate and Society|
|Type of tool||Video/ Micro Lecture (1 hr 15 min)|
|Grade Level||Undergraduate, Graduate|
|Developed by||Amitav Ghosh at the Berlin Family Lectures, The University of Chicago|