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China Miéville’s Young Adult Novels: Posthumanist Assemblages

Anita Tarr

in Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816696
eISBN:
9781496816733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816696.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Noting the penchant for China Miéville’s writings to defy genre categorization, Anita Tarr labels his three YA novels as posthumanist assemblages, being posthumanist-Marxist-fantasy-Gothic ... More


Beyond Borders with Miéville, Borges, Wolfe, Ligotti, and Numenera

Curtis D. Carbonell

in Dread Trident: Tabletop Role-Playing Games and the Modern Fantastic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620573
eISBN:
9781789629644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620573.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines a final case study, the TRPG Numenera. It finds in writers such as China Miéville and Gene Wolfe precursors of how literary studies can inform and understanding of the imaginary ... More


The New Weird

Carl H. Sederholm

in Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440929
eISBN:
9781474477024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The New Weird engages audiences in ways that are dark, terrifying, speculative and fantastic. Despite its essential hybridity – drawing from Gothic horror, science fiction and urban fantasy – the New ... More


Subtraction and Contradiction: China Miéville

Brian Willems

in Speculative Realism and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474422697
eISBN:
9781474438629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422697.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

China Miéville’s second novel Perdido Street Station (2000) addresses the idea of essence from three different perspectives which mirror a number of concepts of speculative realism. The essence being ... More


The Divided World: Human Rights and Its Violence

Randall Williams

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665419
eISBN:
9781452946290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665419.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Taking a critical view of a venerated international principle, this book shows how the concept of human rights—often taken for granted as a force for good in the world—corresponds directly with U.S. ... More


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