Special Issue

Resilience: An Environmental Humanities Journal
Double Issue (In preparation) 

Climate Realism:
The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere

Edited by Lynn Badia, Marija Cetinić, and Jeff Diamanti

This special, double issue collects new accounts and theories of climate from scholars and artists engaged in the Environmental Humanities, and it promises to archive and clarify the emergent aesthetic economy and formal strategies of “climate realism.” These proposed contributions, one of which is a lexicon and photo essay, engage a range of formal strategies and experiments in the representation of climate, across various mediums. A series of ten succinct essays (5000-7000 words) will allow the issue to cover a more comprehensive range of media, including fiction, lyric, sound, photography, and film. In doing so, these entries take up theoretically challenging questions about how climate change forces us to reconsider our classic philosophical categories and to revise the category of “media” itself in order incorporate the inscriptive forces of the nonhuman and material world.