Nan Song


Thesis Title

Reframing Waste: Imagining Apocalyptic Waste Disposal in Contemporary Speculative Fiction


Lancaster University


Dr Sara Wasson
Dr Andrew Tate

Research Summary

Waste and its disposal are inescapable features of the Anthropocene characterized by the extensive influence of human activities on the earth. My project will explore how speculative fiction combines waste with capitalist crises in the Anthropocene, while investigating intersections and tensions among the fields of speculative fiction, waste studies and ecocriticism.

Research Interests

Waste Studies
Speculative Fiction
Environmental Humanities
The Anthropocene

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