A video micro lecture by Stephanie LeMenager, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, that discusses the genre of climate fiction (Cli-Fi). The video introduces this new genre of writing and includes definitions by contemporary artists, authors and filmmakers. This video further highlights new sub-genres such as ‘anthropocene fiction’ and ‘solar punk’ that have their origins in Cli-Fi.
Students will learn about the new genre of climate fiction in literature. They will also learn how authors, artists, and filmmakers portray the current global crisis and their challenges.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- What is climate fiction (Cli-Fi)?
- How can Cli-Fi inform and provide solutions to help mitigate climate change?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||What is Cli-Fi?|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Climate Fiction, Cli-Fi, Literature, Anthropocene Fiction, Solar Punk|
|Climate Topic||Climate and the Anthroposphere; Climate and Society|
|Type of tool||Video/ Micro Lecture (2 mins 30 secs)|
|Grade Level||Undergraduate, Graduate|
|Developed by||Stephanie LeMenager, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University|