Imagining Geological Agency: Storytelling in the Anthropocene


Weik von Mossner looks at how we currently tell stories about global environmental change and human agency in the Anthropocene, the limitations of such narratives, and how consumers of these narratives are affected by them. Literature and performance about the Anthropocene are valuable because of their ability to engage us—to make us aware of environmental injustices, to help us imagine the impact of our actions on future generations. In particular, she shows how engaging with speculative fiction can augment our awareness and understanding of real world issues, and thereby change our attitudes and, ultimately, our behavior.