Electric Literature: Emily Raboteau on Mothering in the Face of Climate Collapse

Electric Literature: Emily Raboteau on Mothering in the Face of Climate Collapse

Emily Raboteau’s essay collection Lessons for Survival: Mothering Against “The Apocalypse” opens in 2011, with the author on her way to a baby shower for her first child. While passing through Times Square, she spots a sign announcing that the world will end on her baby’s due date. She laughs it off, but as her […]

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Electric Literature: Téa Obreht on the Serbian Folktales that Inspired Her Dystopian Novel

Electric Literature: Téa Obreht on the Serbian Folktales that Inspired Her Dystopian Novel

In Téa Obreht’s dystopian future, the lights are still on. Cell phones work, online forums breed new conspiracy theories, and the government functions—at least enough to distribute rations of “canned gruel.”  Set in a future of forest fires and submerged cities (the year is unspecified, but eating meat is considered a barbarism of the distant […]

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