This short course in climate fiction (“Cli-Fi”) is the ultimate academic book club for anyone in the higher education sustainability community! Are you a non-literary type who has never attended a book club? Or a bookworm who is obsessed with Cli-Fi? Somewhere in between? Everyone is welcome!
The interdisciplinary short course in literary fiction will take place over 6 monthly meetings. We will begin with an overview of the emergent genre of Cli-Fi and a curated book list of “teachable” novels organized by theme. Selected novels integrate science, economics, engineering, and psychology into humanities, communication, and storytelling to imagine a new future.
- Gain an understanding of the genres of climate fiction and post-apocalyptic fiction;
- Learn speed reading techniques and how to create time to read more;
- Practice discussion techniques with other sustainability champions;
- Engage with faculty from a variety of disciplines including science, humanities, and social sciences;
- Integrate imagination and the envisioning of climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience.
- Event Date & Time: Course participants will meet virtually on the first Thursday of the month from 2:45–4:00 p.m. EDT starting on June 3 and continuing through November 4.
- Location: The workshop will take place online via Zoom.
- Registration Fee: $95 (AASHE members), $125 (AASHE non-members) and $50 for Student participants.
- Registration deadline is Thursday, June 3, 12:00 p.m. EDT.
- Payment is accepted in the form of Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover cards, ACH transfers or checks.
- Cancellation Policy: A 20% processing fee applies to any cancellation prior to May 24, 2021. No refunds will be given after May 24, 2021.
- No substitutions are allowed.
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