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Race and Black Humor: From a Planetary Perspective

Takayuki Tatsumi

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/9781496811523.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Takayuki Tatsumi, in “Race and Black Humor: From a Planetary Perspective,” uses the literary concept of black humor to frame his discussion of race and humanity on a global scale. Starting with a ... More


Lingua Cosmica: Science Fiction from around the World

Dale Knickerbocker (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041754
eISBN:
9780252050428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041754.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Lingua Cosmica: Science Fiction from around the World consists of eleven scholarly essays on contemporary authors (born 1950 or later) of science fiction who publish in languages other than English, ... More


Transnational Interactions: District 9, or Apaches in Johannesburg

Takayuki Tatsumi

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At first glance, and like many other films with a cult reputation, District 9 (2009), seems very cheaply done, a seemingly slight, even offhand work. However, that simple low-budget appearance masks ... More


The Mako Mori Fan Club

Cait Coker

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/9781496811523.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Through her essay “The Mako Mori Fan Club,” Cait Coker examines the subversive nature of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim (2013) by utilizing fan works as sources of viable criticism to decenter the ... More


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