The Ecocidal Imagination

Dr Hollie Johnson

Conference Papers


‘This was a living flow, like a pulse through veins’: The representation of climate crisis in Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior, Flows and Floods: Changing Environments and Cultures, The University of Warwick, 22/02/2020

‘The Post-Apocalyptic Climate Change Dystopian Novel: Genre-Blurring at the End of the World’, Utopian Studies Society 2019 Conference, Monash University, Prato, Italy 01/07/19

‘A Crisis of Representation: Addressing Environmental Change in the Dystopian Novel’, BACLS: What Happens Now, Loughborough University,  12/07/18

‘”The Story of my Times”: Remembering a Climate-Changed Future in Maggie Gee’s The Ice People, After Fantastika, Lancaster University,  6/07/18

‘“Little human glimpses”: Representing a Collapsing World in George Turner’s The Sea and Summer, Mediating Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities Conference , Leeds University,  05/07/17

‘Anthropocentric Hubris: Dystopian Visions of Environmental Fall, Dystopia Now, Birkbeck University of London, 26/05/17

‘Exploring the Ecological Turn in Dystopian Fiction’, His Master’s Voice 4th Annual Symposium: Utopias, Dystopias, and Ecotopias, Willa Decjusza Conference Center, Krakow, 24/03/17

‘“Back to the Future”: Predatory Capitalism and the Dystopian Cycle of Progress’, ASLE-UKI Postgraduate Conference ‘A Change of (S)cene: Reviewing Our Place in a New Geological Epoch’, The University of Lincoln, 31/08/16

‘Borders Under Siege: Ecological Dystopia and Cyborg Insurrections in Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl, Global Fantastika; Lancaster University, 05/07/16

‘Anarchy, Nostalgia, and Resistance: The Role of Nature in WeBrave New WorldNineteen Eighty-Four, CRSF Postgraduate Annual Conference; The University of Liverpool, 27/06/16

‘“Constructed as in Crisis”: Ecotopian Nightmares in J.G. Ballard’s Rushing to Paradise, PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association) National Conference 2016; Shearton Seattle Hotel, Washington, 24/03/16

‘Climate Fiction and Ecodystopian Landscapes’, M3C Research Festival; Nottingham Conference Centre, 12/05/16

‘Ecotopian Nightmares in J.G. Ballard’s Rushing to Paradise, LINK 15 Interdisciplinary Research Conference; East Midland’s Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, 20/07/15

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