Popular Temple ‘Cli-Fi’ class covered by Reuters, NYT
Temple graduate student Ted Howell’s fiction class, Cli-Fi: Science Fiction, Climate Change and Apocalypse, was featured in a Thomson Reuters Foundation story about the emergence of climate fiction classes at campuses around the world. A shorter version of the piece was published in The New York Times.
The class examines novels such as H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, a look at the future written in 1895, and Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood, in which characters warn of a disaster that will dramatically reshape life on Earth.
Howell, a PhD candidate in the English Department in the College of Liberal Arts, also was quoted in a Reuters story about Game of Thrones, the hit television series about a fictional continent impacted by climate change.