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What is Cli-Fi?


A video 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:

  1. What is climate fiction (Cli-Fi)?
  2. How can Cli-Fi inform and provide solutions to help mitigate climate change?
About Tool
Tool Name What is Cli-Fi?
Discipline Humanities
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 (2 mins 30 secs)
Grade Level Undergraduate, Graduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Stephanie LeMenager, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Hosted at YouTube
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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