22. July 2020 - 14:30 till 18:30
Online, Lismore
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2020 Law Winter School - Myths for the Future: Law & Climate . | Wednesday, 22. July 2020

Myths for the Future: Law and Climate Fiction in the 21st Century (LAW72021)

22 - 25 July, 2020


This unit will explore the mythical foundations of modern law and illustrate how science fiction, and more specifically climate fiction, may represent a new "mythology for the future". Students will be asked to read a selection of contemporary works of climate fiction and discuss their possible relevance in the legal realm, with particular reference to environmental law and Earth Jurisprudence.

Unit details: www.scu.edu.au/study-at-scu/units/law72021/

Presenter: Valentina Adami, University of Verona

Valentina Adami, presenter for the Law Winter School, School of Law and Justice, Southern Cross University. July 2020, Gold Coast Campus.

Valentina Adami is a Post-Doc Research Assistant of English literature at the University of Verona, Italy, and Adjunct Professor of English Language at the Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy. She holds a PhD in English Studies (University of Verona, 2010). Her fields of research are literature and trauma; law, literature and culture; ecolinguistics and ecocriticism.

Among her publications, the monographs Trauma Studies and Literature: Martin Amis’s Time’s Arrow (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2008); Bioethics through Literature: Margaret Atwood’s Cautionary Tales (Trier: WVT, 2011). She is Assistant Editor of Pólemos: A Journal of Law, Literature and Culture (De Gruyter).