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Sideways in Time: Critical Essays on Alternate History Fiction

Glyn Morgan and Charul Palmer-Patel (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620139
eISBN:
9781789623765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620139.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is the first collection of scholarly essays on alternate history in over a decade and features contributions from a mixture of major figures and rising stars in the field of science fiction ... More


Italian Futurism and the Machine

Katia Pizzi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719097096
eISBN:
9781526146694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526121219
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This is the first interdisciplinary exploration of machine culture in Italian futurism after the First World War. The machine was a primary concern for the futuristi. As well as being a material tool ... More


Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

Stacey Abbott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694907
eISBN:
9781474426725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694907.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Twenty-first century film and television is overwhelmed with images of the undead. Vampires and zombies have often been seen as oppositional: one alluring, the other repellent; one seductive, the ... More


Imagining Surveillance: Eutopian and Dystopian Literature and Film

Peter Marks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400190
eISBN:
9781474412339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400190.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Imagining Surveillance provides the first extensive and intensive study of surveillance as depicted and assessed in literature and film. Focusing on the utopian genre (which includes positive ... More


Introduction: Why Politicians, and Producers, Should Read Science Fiction

Tom Shippey

in Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter opens with a study of Robert Heinlein, an author at once extremely patriotic and extremely critical, whose works often display a violent switch of direction: apparently because ... More


Speculative Fictions, Embodiment, and the Neoliberal Impulse

Roberta Seelinger Trites

in Twenty-First-Century Feminisms in Children's and Adolescent Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813800
eISBN:
9781496813848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813800.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

YA dystopias frequently investigate what it means to inhabit a human body; dystopias and other speculative fictions often track how turmoil in the body politic effects subsequent turmoil for the ... More


Crossing the Threshold of B-Mor: Instrumental Commodification and the Model Minority in Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea

Jeshua Enriquez

in Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811523
eISBN:
9781496811561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Jeshua Enriquez, in “Crossing the Threshold of B-Mor: Instrumental Commodification and the Model Minority in Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea,” examines how Lee’s 2014 novel presents an acutely ... More


India, Geopolitics, and Future Wars

Suparno Banerjee

in Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811523
eISBN:
9781496811561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

With “India, Geopolitics, and Future Wars,” Suparno Banerjee demonstrates the importance of future-war narratives in the shifting geopolitical posture of India by exploring the genre, origins, and ... More


‘Writing back’: literary satire and Oskar Panizza’s Psichopatia criminalis (1898)

Birgit Lang

in A History of the Case Study: Sexology, Psychoanalysis, Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099434
eISBN:
9781526124098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099434.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Late nineteenth-century and fin-de-siècle writers first engaged with the case study genre in its psychiatric and psychoanalytic manifestations by means of satire, as recounted in Chapter 3. This ... More


Figures of Modernity: Relational Keywords

Susan Stanford Friedman

in Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170901
eISBN:
9780231539470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170901.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter takes a keyword approach using figures of modernity to supplement the narrative approach of Chapter 3 to rethinking modernity. It argues against terms like alternate, other, minor, and ... More


Dystopia, Science Fiction, Posthumanism, and Liquid Modernity

Lars Schmeink

in Biopunk Dystopias Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383766
eISBN:
9781786944115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383766.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 provides an inventory of the theoretical strains pertinent to the discussion and elaborates the concepts introduced. Starting from the premise of science fiction as a cultural mode that is ... More


French Noir 1947–79:: From Grunge-Noir to Noir-Hilism

Susan Hayward

in International Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691104
eISBN:
9781474406437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691104.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This essay focuses on what can be considered as French Film Noir in its purist form. Thus I am deliberately limiting the choice of films in terms of time-scale and their adherence to the definitions ... More


Gene Wolfe Interview

Brendan Baber

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Wolfe's informal, relaxed dialogue with Baber sharpens Wolfe's radical perspective on fantastic literature as ‘the truth of the human experience’ and his penetrating criticism of realism and ... More


The American Pastoral and the Conquest of Space

Chris Pak

in Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382844
eISBN:
9781786945426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382844.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses the American Pastoral in the first terraforming boom of the 1950s. Referencing Ernest J. Yanarella’s discussion of terraforming in The Cross, the Plow and the Skyline: ... More


Conclusion

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Conclusion summarizes the most prominent aspects of the spatial crisis of globalized capitalism, as these have been encountered in the corpus. It draws parallels between these and current ... More


Berlin

Andrew Thacker

in Modernism, Space and the City: Outsiders and Affect in Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and London

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780748633470
eISBN:
9781474459754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633470.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses how modernism in Berlin vacillates between utopian and dystopian modes and moods from the end of the nineteenth century to the conclusion of the Weimar years in 1933. It argues ... More


Imagining Dystopian Futures in Young Adult Fiction

Lizzie Seal and Maggie O’Neill

in Imaginative Criminology: Of Spaces Past, Present and Future

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529202687
eISBN:
9781529202717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202687.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses how it is notable that ‘speculative fiction’ – fiction that creates alternative worlds – frequently addresses themes of deviance, transgression and ordering. It identifies ... More


Conclusion

David Johnson

in Dreaming of Freedom in South Africa: Literature Between Critique and Utopia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474430210
eISBN:
9781474481151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430210.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The iconic moments in the ANC road to freedom (the 1923 Bill of Rights; the 1943 African Claims; the 1955 Freedom Charter) are juxtaposed to an alternative political tradition comprised of the 1926 ... More


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