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Title: 'Het verslag dat geen onderzoeker mag lezen'
Subtitle: Wetenschap en klimaatverandering in jeugdliteratuur
Author(s): PAUWELS, Frauke
Journal: Spiegel der Letteren
Volume: 63 Issue: 1-2 Date: 2021
In the slipstream of youth activists’ climate protests in spring 2019, two cultural journals reported that Dutch literature shows a remarkable lack of climate fiction. In this article, I argue that children’s literature cannot be neglected when climate fiction is studied. More particularly, I state that when envisioning environmental awareness literary studies should pay attention to the depiction of science and scientists. Through an analysis of Torenhoog en mijlen breed (1969) by Tonke Dragt and Borealis (2016) by Marloes Morshuis, and building on a framework of cognitive and affective narratology, I examine how the representation of (climate) science corresponds with its portrayal as part of the climate change discourse outside children’s fiction.