Eco-fabuilsm at the End of the World
Writing in the anthropocene is stranger than ever, thanks to the imminent climate apocalypse. Combining fantastical elements with visions of the future, eco-fabulism is an emerging genre of contemporary writing that lies at the intersection of fairy tale retellings, science fiction (scifi), Afrofuturism, fantasy, magical realism and climate fiction (clifi). Authors taught will include Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemisin, Hanya Yanagihara, E. Lily Yu, Karen Russell, and Louise Erdrich.