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dc.contributor.authorDiPaolo, Marc
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-20T04:01:13Z
dc.date.available2022-03-20T04:01:13Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2022-03-19T05:31:49Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53478
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/79531
dc.description.abstractFellow Inklings J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis may have belonged to different branches of Christianity, but they both made use of a faith-based environmentalist ethic to counter the mid-twentieth-century's triple threats of fascism, utilitarianism, and industrial capitalism. In Fire and Snow, Marc DiPaolo explores how the apocalyptic fantasy tropes and Christian environmental ethics of the Middle-earth and Narnia sagas have been adapted by a variety of recent writers and filmmakers of "climate fiction," a growing literary and cinematic genre that grapples with the real-world concerns of climate change, endless wars, and fascism, as well as the role religion plays in easing or escalating these apocalyptic-level crises. Among the many other well-known climate fiction narratives examined in these pages are Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, The Handmaid's Tale, Mad Max, and Doctor Who. Although the authors of these works stake out ideological territory that differs from Tolkien's and Lewis's, DiPaolo argues that they nevertheless mirror their predecessors' ecological concerns. The Christians, Jews, atheists, and agnostics who penned these works agree that we all need to put aside our cultural differences and transcend our personal, socioeconomic circumstances to work together to save the environment. Taken together, these works of climate fiction model various ways in which a deep ecological solidarity might be achieved across a broad ideological and cultural spectrum.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSUNY Press Open Access
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism
dc.subject.otherLiterary Criticism
dc.titleFire and Snow
dc.title.alternativeClimate Fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1353/book.100026
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy0f550462-c858-47b8-88c4-954ef9892639
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isbn9781438470474
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintSUNY Press
oapen.pages348
dc.number6365
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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