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The Order and the Other: Young Adult Dystopian Literature and Science Fiction

Joseph W. Campbell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824721
eISBN:
9781496824776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824721.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Order and the Other is a call to reexamine the relationship between dystopian literature and science fiction by thinking about the work that each genre does on and for the reader. The author ... More


Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Mark C. Jerng

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823277759
eISBN:
9780823280544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277759.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

When does racial description become racism? Critical race studies has not come up with good answers to this question because it has overemphasized the visuality of race. According to dominant ... More


A Theological Jurisprudence of Speculative Cinema: Superheroes, Science Fictions and Fantasies of Modern Law

Timothy Peters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474424004
eISBN:
9781399509435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424004.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book sets a new trajectory for considering the intertwined relationship between theology and law. Through close readings of a range of popular Hollywood speculative fiction films—Shyamalan’s ... More


The Lamp Post

Brigid Cherry

in Lost

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800859227
eISBN:
9781800852259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859227.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The concluding remarks consider the popular culture legacy of Lost, and Lost’s standing as a significant milestone in science fiction television. It’s position in terms of being an important example ... More


The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Rebekah Sheldon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Child to Come reads American culture from the 1960s to the present as a period in which the anxious apprehension of nonhuman vitality has sought alleviation in the figure of the child. Yet the ... More


Introduction: Living in Technical Legality

Kieran Tranter

in Living in Technical Legality: Science Fiction and Law as Technology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420891
eISBN:
9781474453707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420891.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter introduces the book. It introduces the key concepts of the Frankenstein myth, law as technology and the role of science fiction as the site for the collective dream of technological ... More


Futuramas and Atom Bombs

Matthew M. Lambert

in The Green Depression: American Ecoliterature in the 1930s and 1940s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830401
eISBN:
9781496830456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830401.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter shifts away from geographical landscapes to focus on technology during the period. Not only does the chapter examine debates over the “technological sublime” at the 1939/40 New York ... More


Flannery O’Connor’s Gothic Science Fiction

Doug Davis

in Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496831798
eISBN:
9781496831842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831798.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Where convention categorizes southern literature as especially preoccupied with the past, Doug Davis reads O’Connor’s stories as science fiction, highlighting the surprising extent of her engagement ... More


“It’s strange, but it’s wonderful”: Doris Wishman’s Nude on the Moon

Karen Joan Kohoutek

in ReFocus: The Films of Doris Wishman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474482349
eISBN:
9781399501606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482349.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a narrative and genre analyses of Wishman’s Nude on the Moon to forward how the film flouts traditional conventions of the science fiction and nudist genres in a way that ... More


Introduction

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/9781781383766.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 1, "Introduction," is a short opening on the thematic field of the book, providing the initial ideas on the relevance of and shift towards biology as the central discipline for scientific, ... 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


FIRSTS: ‘Ah, there you are, Mr Wilson. Come in. Please’

Jez Conolly and Emma Westwood

in Constellations

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800859289
eISBN:
9781800852396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859289.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

General introduction and context, plus the authors’ association with the film that led to their writing collaboration. Introductory highlighting of the contents of the book’s chapters.


Terraforming: Engineering Imaginary Environments

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/9781781382844.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beginning with the coining of “terraforming” by science fiction writer Jack Williamson, this chapter explores the boundaries of the term in scientific discourse and in fiction, focusing attention on ... More


Science and Religion

Douglas Morrey

in Michel Houellebecq: Humanity and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318610
eISBN:
9781846318047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318610.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Houellebecq's conception of life will be considered with reference to his little-discussed first-published work, a study of the American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, as well as in relation to his ... More


“I Can Still Fix This”: Restoring Protective Masculinity and/but Becoming a Monstrous Savior

Glen Donnar

in Troubling Masculinities: Terror, Gender, and Monstrous Others in American Film Post-9/11

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828576
eISBN:
9781496828620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828576.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines allegorical representations of living with terror, following large-scale catastrophe. It primarily analyzes a post-apocalyptic science fiction film, I Am Legend (2007), ... More


Coelacanth History: Uncle Buddy’s Phantom Funhouse and the Cybertext of Things

Stuart Moulthrop

in Traversals: The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035972
eISBN:
9780262339018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035972.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter reflects on John McDaid’s author traversal of his 1993 hypermedia novel, Uncle Buddy’s Phantom Funhouse, a groundbreaking work not just for its comprehensive exploration of Apple’s ... More


Space Cadets and Rocket Boys: Policing the Masculinity of Scientific Enthusiasms

Rebecca Onion

in Innocent Experiments: Childhood and the Culture of Public Science in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629476
eISBN:
9781469629490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629476.003.0005
Subject:
Education, History of Education

After World War II, science-fiction authors found lucrative side gigs in writing fiction for young people. Before “young adult” books were a fixed category, authors like Robert Heinlein wrote stories ... More


Electric Ladyland: Blade Runner

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In February 1980, Ridley Scott signed on to direct a film based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? During development of the project the film became Blade Runner, a highly ... More


Chewbacchus and Science-Fiction Carnival

Leslie A. Wade

in Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823786
eISBN:
9781496823823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823786.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter features the fastest growing of the new Downtown Mardi Gras organizations, the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus. New Orleans culture is not conventionally associated with ... More


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

Curtis D. Carbonell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620573
eISBN:
9781789629644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620573.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Dread Trident examines the rise of imaginary worlds in tabletop role-playing games (TRPGs), such as Dungeons and Dragons. With the combination of analog and digital mechanisms, from traditional books ... More


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