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Robbe-Grillet in Other Worlds: Chosisme and the End of Empire

Adam Guy

in The nouveau roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198850007
eISBN:
9780191884467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850007.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter shows how the narrative form and obsessive focus on objects of Alain Robbe-Grillet’s early fiction—his chosisme—was adopted in three novels published in Britain in the 1960s. In Brian W. ... More


Big Dumb Objects: Science Fiction as Self-Parody

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the nineteenth century, science fiction writers were preoccupied with themes related to European imperialism. Some of these writers tackled the political underpinnings of imperialism, in part ... More


The Critical Dystopia in Climate Fiction

Andrew Milner and J.R. Burgmann

in Science Fiction and Climate Change: A Sociological Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621723
eISBN:
9781800341180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621723.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter develops an account of critical cli-fi dystopias that exhibit, by turn, each of five ideal-typical responses to climate change: denial, mitigation, negative adaptation, positive ... More


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