A Provocation to Practice Utopianism in the Face of Climate Crisis

Sheryl M. Medlicott


This short piece explores the radical potential of utopia to imagine alternative futures from within the context of environmental crisis.  It presents utopia as an ecological practice that offers the potential to reimagine the relationship between humanity and nature as we face up to climate crisis.  It challenges ecocritics and other scholars to produce academic output that is both environmentally-minded and utopian, that is to say alive to the innumerable possibilities of other ways of being.


Utopia; Climate change; Ecology; Environmental crisis; Ecocriticism; Ecological Thought; Timothy Morton; Ruth Levitas

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18193/sah.v5i1.163

ISSN 2009-8278 (Online)
ISSN 2009-826X (Print)
OCLC Number: 965391142

Publisher: SAHkartell

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