ISR SP 2024 Seminar Series :: EH@UH

April 24, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, KUY 201 + zoom Add to Calendar

The Institute for Sustainability and Resilience (ISR) Spring 2024 Seminar Series showcases the Environmental Humanities at UH Mānoa (EH@UH). Join us on Wed. 4/24/24, 12:00-1:15 pm KUY 201 + via zoom, as Krista Hiser (KCC) shares the “The Ultimate Cli Fi Book Club: Collapse Edition.” Climate themed literary fiction (“cli-fi”) is an emergent genre that integrates climate change in the character, setting, or plot of a novel or short story. Dr. Krista Hiser has taught Sustainability-Focused English and literature courses at Kapiʻolani Community College, including “Cli Fi, Sci Fi, and the Culture of Sustainability.” Through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Dr. Hiser hosts a national book club for faculty across disciplines to consider literature as a “third thing” – a way to talk about difficult information from a new angle, with honesty, and from multiple perspectives. Climate fiction integrates current climate change science with exploration of near future scenarios for mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. Participants will gain an overview of the cli fi genre, discuss how book clubs can create interdisciplinarity, and gain a sneak preview of the 2024 book club novels, focusing on possibilities of near term social, economic, or environmental collapse. For zoom link, email

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Institute for Sustainability and Resilience, Mānoa Campus

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