The Carrier Bag Reading Group – Session 2: Ecologies – The Dystopian Presentevent • 05 Dec 2019 6pm–8pm
Organised by Nicola Guy and Angelica Sule. The Carrier Bag Reading Group is a series of study sessions looking at science and speculative fiction from a feminist perspective.
Ecologies – The Dystopian Present
“Science fiction is not a prediction about the future as much as it is a thought-experiment about the present.” (Ursula Le Guin)
Are representations of dystopian worlds in fiction simply a representation of how we view our planet? In this session we will move on from discussing potential for utopian to living to think more closely about the world we currently live in. Focusing on our ecological world we will look at the rise in popularity of cli-fi, science-fiction writing that deals with the current climate crisis. We will consider whether cli-fi can be used as a tool for change, to whom is addressing and how we can look at climate change from a post-colonial perspective.