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The Resource Fire and snow : climate fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones, Marc DiPaolo

Fire and snow : climate fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones, Marc DiPaolo

Label
Fire and snow : climate fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones
Title
Fire and snow
Title remainder
climate fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones
Statement of responsibility
Marc DiPaolo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A broad examination of climate fantasy and science fiction, from The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series to The Handmaid's Tale and Game of Thrones. Fellow 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." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Di Paolo, Marc
Dewey number
823/.0876609
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.F3
LC item number
D45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Science fiction, English
  • Fantasy fiction, American
  • Science fiction, American
  • Climatic changes in literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Climatic changes in literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Fantasy fiction, American
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Science fiction, American
  • Science fiction, English
  • Ecocriticism
  • Englisch
  • Fantastische Literatur
  • Klimaänderung
  • Science-Fiction-Literatur
  • Umweltschutz
  • Climatic changes in literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Ecofiction
  • Ecofiction, American
Label
Fire and snow : climate fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones, Marc DiPaolo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Reclaiming Enemy-Occupied Territory: Saving Middle-earth, Narnia, Westeros, Panem, Endor, and Gallifrey -- Star Wars, Hollywood Blockbusters, and the Cultural Appropriation of J.R.R. Tolkien -- Of Treebeard, C.S. Lewis, and the Aesthetics of Christian Environmentalism -- The Time Lord, the Daleks, and the Wardrobe -- Noah's Ark Revisited: 2012 and Magic Lifeboats for the Wealthy -- Race and Disaster Capitalism in Parable of the Sower, The Strain, and Elysium -- Eden Revisited: Ursula K. Le Guin, St. Francis, and the Ecofeminist Storytelling Model -- MaddAddam and The Handmaid's Tale: Margaret Atwood and Dystopian Science Fiction as Current Events -- Ur-Fascism and Populist Rebellions in Snowpiercer and Mad Max: Fury Road -- Tolkien's Kind of Catholic: Suzanne Collins, Empathy, and The Hunger Games -- The Cowboy and Indian Alliance: Collective Action Against Climate Change in A Song of Ice and Fire and Star Trek -- What Next? Robert Crumb's "A Short History of America" and Ending the Game of Thrones -- Epilogue. Who Owns the Legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien?
Control code
1006528326
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiii, 333 pages
Isbn
9781438470467
Lccn
2017038441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028371311
  • 40028370140
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006528326
Label
Fire and snow : climate fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones, Marc DiPaolo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Reclaiming Enemy-Occupied Territory: Saving Middle-earth, Narnia, Westeros, Panem, Endor, and Gallifrey -- Star Wars, Hollywood Blockbusters, and the Cultural Appropriation of J.R.R. Tolkien -- Of Treebeard, C.S. Lewis, and the Aesthetics of Christian Environmentalism -- The Time Lord, the Daleks, and the Wardrobe -- Noah's Ark Revisited: 2012 and Magic Lifeboats for the Wealthy -- Race and Disaster Capitalism in Parable of the Sower, The Strain, and Elysium -- Eden Revisited: Ursula K. Le Guin, St. Francis, and the Ecofeminist Storytelling Model -- MaddAddam and The Handmaid's Tale: Margaret Atwood and Dystopian Science Fiction as Current Events -- Ur-Fascism and Populist Rebellions in Snowpiercer and Mad Max: Fury Road -- Tolkien's Kind of Catholic: Suzanne Collins, Empathy, and The Hunger Games -- The Cowboy and Indian Alliance: Collective Action Against Climate Change in A Song of Ice and Fire and Star Trek -- What Next? Robert Crumb's "A Short History of America" and Ending the Game of Thrones -- Epilogue. Who Owns the Legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien?
Control code
1006528326
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiii, 333 pages
Isbn
9781438470467
Lccn
2017038441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028371311
  • 40028370140
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006528326

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