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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


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


Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990

Mike Ashley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382608
eISBN:
9781786945457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382608.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the fourth volume in a five-volume series covering the history, development and influence of science fiction magazines within the genre as a whole. This volume covers the 1980s and looks at ... 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


“Great Wall Planet”: Estrangements of Chinese Science Fiction

Veronica Hollinger

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/9781496811523.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In “‘Great Wall Planet’: Estrangements of Chinese Science Fiction,” Veronica Hollinger offers a few observations about Chinese SF, specifically in terms of its potential to defamiliarize what ... More


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


“Perpetual War”: Korean American Speculative Fiction, Militarized Technogeometries, and Yoon Ha Lee’s “Wine”

Stephen Hong Sohn

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/9781496811523.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Stephen Hong Sohn, in “‘Perpetual War”: Korean American Speculative Fiction, Militarized Technogeometries, and Yoon Ha Lee’s ‘Wine,’” investigates the look and feel of Korean American SF in its ... More


Many Paths, One Journey: Cixin Liu’s Three Body Problem Novels

Bradford Lyau

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/9781496811523.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Bradford Lyau, in “Many Paths, One Journey: Cixin Liu’s Three Body Problem Novels,” carefully places Cixin Liu’s Three Body trilogy within both Chinese and Western literary traditions before offering ... 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


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: The Atrocity Exhibition 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


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


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


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