In her recent novels Oryx and Crake (2003) and The Year of the Flood (2009), Margaret Atwood stages two parallel plots in a post-apocalyptic scenery of great ecocritical interest. I focus on the debate on the value of literature and language in a technocratic society. Crake’s catastrophic actions – the use of genetic engineering to wipe out the human species and replace it with a new one – are clear manifestations of his ecophobia, as related to the question of control and dominion over nature.

The Legacy of Last Men : Narrations on Ecocatastrophe and Ecophobia / A. Tiengo. ((Intervento presentato al 10. convegno Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits tenutosi a University of Kansas nel 2013.

The Legacy of Last Men : Narrations on Ecocatastrophe and Ecophobia

A. Tiengo
2013

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In her recent novels Oryx and Crake (2003) and The Year of the Flood (2009), Margaret Atwood stages two parallel plots in a post-apocalyptic scenery of great ecocritical interest. I focus on the debate on the value of literature and language in a technocratic society. Crake’s catastrophic actions – the use of genetic engineering to wipe out the human species and replace it with a new one – are clear manifestations of his ecophobia, as related to the question of control and dominion over nature.
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The Legacy of Last Men : Narrations on Ecocatastrophe and Ecophobia / A. Tiengo. ((Intervento presentato al 10. convegno Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits tenutosi a University of Kansas nel 2013.
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