• Flood Fictions

Event Details

Sat 16 Mar

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Venue: Temple Hall, York St John

Ticket Information: £5

Book Tickets

Flood Fictions

Dr Caroline Edwards will discuss the utopian and apocalyptic implications of a growing number of 21st century fictions that imagine extreme flood events. These narratives respond to our growing public awareness of climate change, rising sea levels and possible ecocatastrophe. However, their radically transformed maps reveal new islands as sites of utopian change that hint at different social worlds beyond neoliberal capitalism. She will be in conversation with Professor Abi Curtis (York St John University), whose novel Water and Glass depicts a world flooded by rising sea levels.

Part of York Literature Festival