Literature

Climate-Inspired Literature

The Eruption of Mount Tambora (1815-1818 CE)

Climate Themes in Literature

Cli-Fi (Climate Fiction)

  • Oryx and Crake (2004) by Margaret Atwood 
  • Ishmael (2009) by Daniel Quinn
  • The Year of the Flood (2009) by Margaret Atwood 
  • I’m With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet (2011) edited by Mark Martin
  • Flight Behavior (2012) by Barbara Kingsolver 
  • Parable of the Sower (2012) by Octavia E. Butler 
  • MaddAddam (2013) by Margaret Atwood 
  • Odds Against Tomorrow (2013) by Nathaniel Rich
  • Orleans (2013) by Sherri L. Smith
  • The Swan Book (2013) by Alexis Wright 
  • Some Possible Solutions (2016) by Helen Phillips 
  • American War (2017) by Omar El Akkad 
  • Clade (2017) by James Bradley
  • Disasters in the First World (2017) by Olivia Clare
  • Florida (2018) by Lauren Groff
  • Guernica: March 2019 Issue  
    • Woodland by Lydia Millet 
    • Floating by Pitchaya Sudbanthad 
    • The Disaster Store by Helen Phillips 
    • Factory Air by Omar El Akkad
  • McSweeney’s Issue 58: 2040 AD (2019)
  • War Girls (2019) by Tochi Onyebuchi 
  • Rebel Sisters (2020) by Tochi Onyebuchi 

Ecocriticism

  • Silent Spring (1962) by Rachel Carson
  • Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness (1968) by Edward Abbey
  • The Comedy of Survival: A Literary Ecology and a Play Ethic (1997) by Joseph W. Meeker
  • Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy (2004) by Bruno Latour 
  • The Future of Environmental Criticism (2005) by Lawrence Buell
  • Ecology Without Nature (2007) by Timothy Morton
  • Climate Change is Violence (2014) by Rebecca Solnit 
  • Indigenous Poets Addressing Climate Change
    • Tanaya Winder: Land Back as a Call to Action Against Climate Change
    • Jake Skeets: Finding Home in the Desert
    • Amber McCrary
    • Kinsale Hueston
    • Edyka Chilomé

Selected Resources

Articles

Books

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Poetry

Teaching Resources