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Epilogue - “Everyday Micro-utopias”

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 April 2021

Janet Fiskio
Affiliation:
Oberlin College, Ohio
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“Everyday Micro-utopias” recapitulates themes from Climate Change, Literature, and Environmental Justice through an examination of pedagogy as a form of what Rebecca Solnit terms “building paradise” in the classroom. I draw on my experience teaching a class on climate change over the past several years, where my students and I remain in the presence of the unbearable grief of climate change, displacements, relocations, and extinctions. The course is a space to imaginine collective responses to climate change that carve what Nicolas Bourriad calls “micro-utopias” within the status quo. I offer a notated syllabus with readings, assignment notes, and the narrative that binds the course together. In the final pages of the epilogue, I turn to N. K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth speculative trilogy, which imagines revolutions of the enslaved that end the world and make possible a new beginning anchored in the archeology of past insurrection.

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Climate Change, Literature, and Environmental Justice
Poetics of Dissent and Repair
, pp. 178 - 188
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • “Everyday Micro-utopias”
  • Janet Fiskio, Oberlin College, Ohio
  • Book: Climate Change, Literature, and Environmental Justice
  • Online publication: 13 April 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108886819.009
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  • “Everyday Micro-utopias”
  • Janet Fiskio, Oberlin College, Ohio
  • Book: Climate Change, Literature, and Environmental Justice
  • Online publication: 13 April 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108886819.009
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  • “Everyday Micro-utopias”
  • Janet Fiskio, Oberlin College, Ohio
  • Book: Climate Change, Literature, and Environmental Justice
  • Online publication: 13 April 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108886819.009
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