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The Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry
I hypothesize that tragedy is the genre best suited to represent climate catastrophe. Tragedy, I contend, is committed to diagnosing the ideological and material conditions that make for mass, undeserved suffering—conditions of colonization and racialization, for instance, in Greek and modern drama and in modern tragic fiction. Not only does tragedy reveal injurious forms of power, it stages or incites rebellious collective action against them. These features of literary tragedy, I suggest, aredoi:10.1017/pli.2020.39 fatcat:zimx5vck3nfnxjvjbjv6t46dhu