The Noah Myth in Twenty-First Century Clifi Novels: Rewritings from a Drowning World

Publié le 2 novembre 2022

Un ouvrage de Helen E. Mundler, Maître de conférences en anglais à l'AEI IS

Helen E. Mundler
Helen E. Mundler

Présentation :
Breaks new ground by analyzing four recent rewritings of the Noah myth not just as ideological statements but as literary artifacts and by contextualizing them within the wider crises of the Anthropocene. With the rise of concern about global warming in recent years, climate-change fiction, or cli-fi, has become increasingly important both as a publishing phenomenon and as an area of academic study and research. Flood narratives have become a subsection of cli-fi in their own right. This book proposes new readings of four recent rewritings of the Noah myth, Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich, Margaret Atwood's Maddaddam trilogy, When the Floods Came by Clare Morrall, and The Flood by Maggie Gee. Helen E. Mundler's book takes into account the wealth of criticism that has appeared on these texts in recent years, acknowledging important contributions from critics including Adam Trexler, Adeline Johns-Putra, and Astrid Bracke. However, her book's strength is that it takes a new approach, going beyond the topicality of the texts and treating them not just as ideological statements but giving them their due as literary artifacts. While the importance of climate change is beyond debate, this book takes a more balanced approach that places it within a wider context of the multiple crises of the Anthropocene.

L'éditeur :
Nombre de pages : 144
Editeur: Boydell and Brewer, Rochester, New York (Camden House)
Langue : Anglais
ISBN 10 : 1640141316
ISBN-13 : 978-1640141315