Talking About Climate Change: The Ecological Crisis and Narrative Form

Kluwick, Ursula Maria (2014). Talking About Climate Change: The Ecological Crisis and Narrative Form. In: Garrard, Greg (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism. Oxford Handbooks (pp. 502-516). Oxford: Oxford University Press 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199742929.013.029

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This article examines the issue of climate change in the context of ecocriticism. It analyzes some of the narrative forms employed in the mediation of climate change science, focusing on those used by mediators who are not themselves scientists in the transmission of scientific information to a nonspecialist readership or audience. It reviews four relevant works that combine the communication of scientific theories and facts with pedagogical and motivational impulses. These include David Guggenheimer’s documentary film An Inconvenient Truth, Fred Pearce’s book The Last Generation: How Nature Will Take Her Revenge for Climate Change and the climate change manuals The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook and How to Save the Climate.

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06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures

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Kluwick, Ursula Maria


000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 070 News media, journalism & publishing
400 Language > 420 English & Old English languages
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 820 English & Old English literatures




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Ursula Maria Kluwick Kälin

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