Part 1: “Hermie” What does this story add to the conversation centered around th
Part 1: “Hermie”
What does this story add to the conversation centered around the impacts of climate change in south Florida? Does the scientist’s friend add any new contexts?
Although we could reasonably call the narrator of the story a climate scientist, would it also be fair to call him a climate denier? Why or why not?
Analyze any story, movie, show (or other creative text) within the context of the burgeoning genre of climate fiction (or “Cli-Fi”) and as it relates to ongoing conversations about climate change. 4-5 pages. Minimum 2 secondary sources. MLA format. You have two overlapping objectives in this paper:
Explain what climate fiction is and how it can advance understanding of climate change and/or promote climate action.
Deliver a thesis-driven close reading and rhetorical analysis of your chosen primary text explicating how, why, and to what effect the author represents climate change in his or her creative work.
You will need to use a minimum of 2 secondary sources in your essay. You can use secondary sources for a number of purposes: to help you define climate fiction and the conventions of the genre, to relate your primary source to discussions of representations of climate change in its medium, to engage with commentary and reviews of the primary source, to explain climate change causes and effects relevant to the content of the primary source. Part 2: Cli-Fi Essay Ideas
Briefly describe any sources that you are thinking about analyzing in your essay. In your opinion, what makes any of the sources a work of cli-fi? What kinds of secondary sources do you think you’ll use in your paper?