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J. G. Ballard

D. Harlan Wilson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041433
eISBN:
9780252050039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041433.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This biocritical study of J. G. Ballard is the first book to account for the entire life and work of the eccentric, prolific SF author. Ballard began his career publishing short stories in SF ... More


Conclusion

D. Harlan Wilson

in J. G. Ballard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041433
eISBN:
9780252050039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041433.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A short conclusion emphasizes the uniqueness of Ballard’s oeuvre and addresses his legacy as one of the few genuine innovators in the SF genre, the conventions of which he consistently challenged and ... More


Solution-Focused Approaches in Management

Mark McKergow

in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195385724
eISBN:
9780199914586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385724.003.0134
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

One feature of the spread of solution-focused (SF) approaches over the past fifteen years has been the many applications found in the area of management and organizational change. In many ways, this ... More


Alfred Bester: The Insider’s Outsider

Jad Smith

in Alfred Bester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction examines how Bester’s unique approach challenged the paradigm of Golden Age science fiction. After a stint scripting comics and radio, Bester returned to the SF field in search of ... More


Introduction

D. Harlan Wilson

in J. G. Ballard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041433
eISBN:
9780252050039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041433.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction situates Ballard in a historical context and draws a blueprint of the book. Uninterested in worn-out Golden Age themes of space exploration and alien invasion, Ballard wanted to ... More


This Way to Inner Space: Short Fiction and Nonfiction

D. Harlan Wilson

in J. G. Ballard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041433
eISBN:
9780252050039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041433.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter provides a concerted overview of Ballard’s short story production and publication, foregrounding key collections, among them The Voices of Time,The Terminal Beach, Vermillion Sands, ... More


Disaster Areas: The Natural Disaster Quartet

D. Harlan Wilson

in J. G. Ballard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041433
eISBN:
9780252050039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041433.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The texts under consideration in this chapter include Ballard’s first four novels, all of which involve different types of global cataclysms and fall into the apocalyptic subgenre of SF: The Wind ... More


Psychopathologies of Everyday Life: <i>The Atrocity Exhibition</i> and the Cultural Disaster Trilogy

D. Harlan Wilson

in J. G. Ballard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041433
eISBN:
9780252050039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041433.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Ballard’s most well-known novels are unpacked in this chapter. It is divided into two sections: the first regarding the experimental, postmodern The Atrocity Exhibition, the second regarding Crash, ... More


Introduction: Coloring Science Fiction

Isiah Lavender III

in Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461237
eISBN:
9781626740686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461237.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

With his introduction, “Coloring Race in Science Fiction,” Isiah Lavender, III provides answers to why he and others study race and racism in SF, that invoking race and racism in an outwardly white ... More


Questing for an Indigenous Future: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony as Indigenous Science Fiction

Patrick B. Sharp

in Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461237
eISBN:
9781626740686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461237.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Patrick B. Sharp, in “Questing for an Indigenous Future: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony as Indigenous SF,” critiques the colonial imagination that produced both modern science and the “grammar of ... More


Coming of Age through (Black) Dance in the San Francisco Bay Area

Halifu Osumare

in Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056616
eISBN:
9780813053530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056616.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter tells the author’s beginnings in dance in high school and her developing dance training as an undergraduate at San Francisco State University. She also probes the unique qualities of the ... More


Amazing Stories How Science Fiction Sacralizes the Secular

Peter Pels

in Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the history of science fiction in relation to religious ideas about cosmology, human nature, fate, and techno-science. Documenting the evolution of the literary genre from ... More


Coda

Sean McQueen

in Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This concluding chapter reflects on the next step in the ‘-punk’ subgenre as the cyberpunk of late capitalism gives way to the biopunk of the biotech century. It argues that becoming-Deleuzian ... More


Organization of Cortical Auditory System

Woolsey Clinton N.

in Sensory Communication

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262518420
eISBN:
9780262314213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262518420.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter shows that cortical auditory response mechanisms are organized in a much more complex way than was encompassed by the concept of a dual cortical auditory area. Within the central ... More


‘Fantastic Dialogues’: Critical Stories about Feminism and Science Fiction

Helen Merrick

in Speaking Science Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238348
eISBN:
9781781380741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238348.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the notion of feminist science fiction (SF) and the different discourses and dialogues implicit in the various critical modes. It highlights, for example an approach which goes ... More


Transformations

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From 1955 to the end of the 1950s, science fiction experienced its most turbulent period. All of the pulp magazines had almost disappeared by the middle of the decade, as their readers began to ... More


Radio Science Fiction and the Theory of Genre

in Locating Science Fiction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318429
eISBN:
9781846317804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317804.004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Perhaps the most striking feature of the mapping of the science fiction (SF) field in Chapter 3 is that, to date, only one of these many and various SF forms — commercial radio SF drama — has ... More


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