Claire Ravenscroft

Claire Ravenscroft is a doctoral candidate in the department of English. Her research and teaching interests include energy, environment, contemporary fiction and film. Her dissertation, Fossil Capitalist Realism: Petrofiction, Climate Change and the Endless Twentieth Century, identifies the essential role played by fossil fuels in late capitalist aesthetics, where energy and realist narrative cooperate to delineate the horizon of political possibility in climate change’s approach. She is currently co-editing a special issue of the journal Polygraph on “Marxism and Climate Change” and her most recent undergraduate courses have examined narratives of climate crisis and science fiction film.