Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Department
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Envisioning a Democratic Future: Images of Climate Change in International Literature

Since the publication of the international bestseller, The Limits to Growth (1972) by the Club of Rome, many authors in many countries made environmental issues a central theme in their works. Due to the growing number of scientific warnings about climate change since the late 1980s, authors have increasingly addressed this topic in their novels. The result has been a sharp shift in aesthetics, putting the questions about the future of democracy squarely in the center of their narratives.

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