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The Ecology of Italian Science Fiction

Project description

Science fiction as a tool of ecological awareness

The current ecological crisis stimulates the sensitivity of all kinds of literature and can result in a tool that increases public awareness. Science fiction that uses ecological issues can offer a possibility to dig into our cultural heritage and understand our environment far from an ecophobic perspective. The EU-funded EcoSF project will explore the representation of environmental topics in Italian science fiction between 1952 and 2019 by examining the debate related to its cultural position and by describing its evolution in relation to national culture and history. The project will demonstrate the role science fiction literature plays in creating ecological awareness and investigate its reactions to the existing ecological crisis.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 251 002,56

Partners (1)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
United States
Address
"Airport Drive 104 Suite 2200 Cb #1350"
27599 Chapel Hill
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments