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Speculating Futures in Fiction for Teenagers: Westernized Perspectives.

Webb, Jean (2017) Speculating Futures in Fiction for Teenagers: Westernized Perspectives. In: Teaching English with Challenging Texts Literature in Language Education with 8-18 Year Olds. Bloomsbury, London. (In Press)

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Abstract

Contemporary speculative fiction for teenagers reflects the concerns of western society. This chapter considers how the reader is placed by speculative fiction which reflects upon potential problems arising from the consequences of contemporary social and scientific attitudes and developments projected into imagined futures. Social concerns and environmental concerns are discussed through texts such as B.R. Collins’ Gamerunner (2011) set in a computer game and Marcus Sedgewick’s Floodland (2001) where rising sea levels resulting from global warming have devastated England.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: fiction for teenagers, teenage fiction, speculative fiction, contemporary attitudes, social concerns, environmental concerns
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts
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Depositing User: Jean Webb
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 09:26
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2017 09:26
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5383

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