See it before it's gone: Last Chance Tourism and Environmental Crisis

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Abstract

In this presentation, I consider Shauna O’Meara’s ‘On Darwin Tides’ from 2016 and as an exploration of local narratives of climate change, which evoke the unsettling Gothic tone associated with the uncanny and the weird, to activate the sense of anxiety around systematic climate change, with the hope that such strategies will allow the conceptual changes on the local level vital to ameliorating the global effects of the climate crisis. In this vein, my focus is on how the specific strategies in this narrative – the framing of human and non-human characters; considerations of migrations, life loss, and otherness; and the haunting undertones of the framing of Last Chance Tourism – cause the reader to reconsider our relationship with nature.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2 Oct 2023
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2023
EventProgression, Regression, and Transgression
in Gothic World Literature & Film:
New Approaches to the Ethics of Difference: A Gothic-Without-Borders Conference
- Simon Fraser University, Center for Educational Excllence (Online), Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 29 Sept 20232 Oct 2023
https://www.sfu.ca/wll/GWBConference.html

Conference

ConferenceProgression, Regression, and Transgression
in Gothic World Literature & Film:
New Approaches to the Ethics of Difference
LocationSimon Fraser University, Center for Educational Excllence (Online)
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period29/09/202302/10/2023
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Keywords

  • Gothic
  • Last Chance Tourism
  • Climate Change
  • climate change fiction
  • Ecogothic
  • Ecocriticism

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