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.
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